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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much do plumbers charge per hour?

Depending on the service you need (unclogging a drain, fixing a pipe, installing new pipes, etc.), plumbers charge anywhere from $45-$165 per hour. Plumbers often operate on a fixed rate model, too. Some won’t charge hourly rates because the variables involved in their work makes it less practical to do so. 

Plumbers will scope out the work, calculate the cost of parts, and roll it together with other fees to give you an estimate for the job. They may even offer standard flat rates for things like installing a toilet or a sink. Reach out to plumbers near you to get an accurate cost estimate for your project or repair.

Does a plumber need to enter my home?

A plumber will need to enter your home to fix plumbing issues like dripping faucets, clogged sinks or toilets and leaky pipes. They might not need to come into your home if the faulty appliance is located outdoors or in the garage. Before you begin the project, contact plumbers near you to find out they will need to enter your home.  

What do you do if you have a burst pipe?

First, switch off the water supply to reduce the water damage. You should also turn off the electricity for the part of your home that has sustained the leak, as it can be extremely dangerous if the water comes into contact with an electrical socket. Next, drain the remaining water from your faucets so it doesn’t freeze inside the pipes. 

Once you’ve done all of this, search for qualified plumbers in your area and ask them to provide you with a quote. 

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a plumber during the COVID-19 pandemic?

If possible, it’s best to set up a virtual consultation or phone call with a plumber near during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can send a message to a professional plumber near you and ask if they are available to video chat or have a phone call. Use that time to discuss the work that needs to be done. Make sure to ask any questions you have about the project. And lastly, ask the plumber how they handle payments and whether they have any specific safety precautions in place to comply with social distancing. 

What happens when a water pipe bursts?

When a pipe bursts, the water can cause indoor flooding and damage your home. If the pipe is in an accessible location, you will likely notice puddles of water right away. However, if the pipe is underground or behind a wall, it may cause reduced water pressure, a sulfur smell or discolored water. All of this can cause significant (and expensive) damage, which is why you should always contact a plumber near you if you suspect your pipes are leaking.

Does insurance cover a broken pipe?

Sudden water damage may be included under most homeowners’ insurance policies, but it’s typically not covered if the damage could have been avoided with proper maintenance.

For example, if a pipe in your laundry room suddenly bursts and causes damage to the flooring and walls, that is usually covered by insurance. But if a pipe under your sink has been leaking for months and causes your wood floors to rot, your policy won’t cover that damage.

Always double-check with your insurance agent (or another expert)  to see what your policy covers.

How long is a water heater supposed to last?

Your water heater is an essential part of your home, heating water for showers, dishwashing, laundry and more. On average, a traditional water heater will last 8-12 years. The general consensus is that it’s better to replace your water heater with a new one than to repair one that’s 10 years old or more. Older models are less energy-efficient and thus more costly to run than newer models with better technology. Here are some indicators of when it may be time to replace an old water heater instead of repairing it:

  • Leaks: If leaking is not caused by loose connections, the water may be seeping out through slight fractures in the metal of the tank that have formed over time.
  • Strange noises: Clanking, rumbling and other noises can mean that sediment has formed on the base of your tank, contributing to fissures leaks, and inefficiency.
  • Age: If it’s more than 10 years old, it’s probably time to replace.
  • Discolored or rusty water: Have a pro check it out; if the problem isn’t resolved by draining and cleaning, you’ll want to replace the heater.
  • Lack of hot water: Inconsistent heating and hot water supply that runs out too quickly likely means it’s time for a new unit.

What are the signs of a burst pipe?

If your water pressure has suddenly dropped or your sink and toilet have unexpectedly started clogging, you may have a burst pipe. Other tell-tale signs include watermarks on the wall of your bathroom or laundry room, drips or puddles in your home or basement, or water from your faucets that have suddenly turned brown. You may also notice a strange rotten-egg smell or the sound of gurgling water in your home.

If you notice any of these signs, contact a plumber near you to fix your pipes immediately.

How much does it cost to repair a broken pipe?

The national average cost to repair broken pipes ranges from $120 to $170. Prices can vary depending on the type of damage, whether the pipe is easily accessible, the materials needed and where the pipe is located. For example, an exposed pipe under the sink will likely cost much less than a pipeline in your yard that requires digging. 

Your overall cost will also depend on the hourly rate of the contractor. Most plumbers charge between $60 and $65 per hour for standard pipe repair, and up to $95 per hour for complex plumbing work. 

Contact the best pipe repairers in your area to find out how much it will cost to fix your pipe(s). 

To learn more about pricing factors, read “How much does pipe repair cost?

Can a leaking pipe burst?

Yes. A leak in your pipe can build up pressure and wear through the material. Left unchecked, this pressure can cause the pipe to burst. This is why it’s so important to fix your pipes and contact a plumber as soon as you notice a leak — no matter how small or insignificant it may seem. 

Smaller leaks are easier and inexpensive to fix, saving you time and money in the long run. In addition, many insurance policies will not cover water damage for pipes that burst due to gradual leaks.

Reviews for Riverton plumbers
Sarah B.
Mission plumbing was awesome to work with and they don’t “yank your chain” or try to get money out of you. Fairly priced and quick to get everything fixed! Will hire again for our plumbing services in the future!
Mission PlumbingMission Plumbing
Tayler L.
Meade plumbing was fast, quality-minded, and very competitive with price.
Meade plumbing llcMeade plumbing llc
Jason K.
Chante was great and very fast with the small plumbing job. Would recommend to everybody.
Killian RenovationKillian Renovation
Thumbtack Customer
Hired High Point for some rough-in plumbing and adding a new shower drain for a basement finishing project. Work was excellent and finished very quickly. Decided to have them add a few heater vents and a return and they were able to do it the next day. Price was great too. I would definitely use High Point Plumbing again.
High Point Plumbing & HVAC LLCHigh Point Plumbing & HVAC LLC
Dennis G.
Evolution plumbing was great to work with. They were very prompt and timely. The did a great job and were reasonably priced. I will definitely use them again.
Evolution PlumbingEvolution Plumbing
Landon S.
Amazing experience with these guys!! Not only were they personable and professional, but this was some top tier plumbing work on a complex job! Thanks Tyler! Can’t recommend these guys any higher!!
Evergreen PlumbingEvergreen Plumbing
Sean M.
Salt City Plumbing really helped me in a bind. They sent a prompt and reasonable price at an inconvenient how, and were at my house the next day and effectively fixed the issue. Bravo!
Salt City PlumbingSalt City Plumbing
Keith was great to work with! I had him do all of our plumbing for our new basement (kitchen and bathroom). He was very reliable and his price was very fair. Definitely will be recommending him in the future.
Henrie PlumbingHenrie Plumbing
Adam V.
Evergreen is awesome. They did a fantastic job running some new lines and adding a hose bibb to the back of my house. Their work is high quality. Fair priced and professional. I would reccomend them to family and friends for plumbing needs.
Evergreen PlumbingEvergreen Plumbing
Landon S.
Jim with Meade Plumbing is one of those rare breed of contractors. He's timely, personable, communicative, and does AMAZINGLY high quality work. He didn't cut corners. Everything was beautifully done... and it was done even faster than I had anticipated. What he quoted is what he charged to the penny (even though he happily made some minor adjustments I had asked him to). Couldn't be more impressed with the work or with Jim as someone I would absolutely work with again without question. I just wish all contractors made it this easy!! Thank you, Meade plumbing, you're truly a credit to your industry!
Meade plumbing llcMeade plumbing llc
Ryan P.
Just hire him... don't waste time looking around. Plumbing is what he does, and he does it very well. He came, got the job done, and watching him work.. he knew what he was doing. (picture) The copper pipes were there before. He moved the shower head and shower valve over; exactly the way I wanted it.
City Creek PlumbingCity Creek Plumbing
Beckie G.
We hired Tom to do some complicated plumbing in an existing home, as we added 3 bathrooms, laundry, wet bar, full kitchen and garage sink. Tom is a very honest, hard-working professional who is willing to listen to ideas, give input and knowledge and execute a plan. It was great to find such an honest and down to earth plumber for this job. Out of all the trades people we have hired, Tom is one of our favorite. We would HIGHLY recommend him, his work quality, his pricing and his positive attitude. What a fantastic pro!
Tom's PlumbingTom's Plumbing
Kuulei L.
Greg was amazing! 5+++ STARS!!! He was the first to respond to my request and came out for a free estimate. He was punctual, friendly, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. Greg was able to diagnose the problem right away, gave me a fair quote, and came back the next day (today) to repair the problem. He is also one who goes above and beyond....he checked our water softener as a bonus, just to make sure that it was functioning properly. We would highly recommend Greg and Silver Summit Services to anyone with plumbing needs, and we look forward to hiring him in the future. Thanks for everything, Greg!
Silver Summit ServicesSilver Summit Services
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