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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 Arlington plumbers
Marcellus T.
Extremely happy Ty work and knowledge. Provided great recommendations for plumbing and completed great work on my current plumbing projects. Highly recommend Ty for all plumbing jobs and I’ll definitely be working with him moving forward for future plumbing jobs
Affordable plumbingAffordable plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Randy was great with communication and turned my plumbing job in ~24 hours, since I had Airbnb guests coming. The plumbing and drywall crews were friendly and professional. Highly recommend!
My Construction ServicesMy Construction Services
Muhammad M.
Carlos did a great job with plumbing work at home.His quoted price for work was very reasonable . He showed on promised time and finished work efficiently . I recommend him for any plumbing work
Carlos MirandaCarlos Miranda
Thumbtack Customer
Nick did a fabulous job, especially considering the old plumbing and fixtures in my 50-year-old house. He was a true professional, patient and focused on getting the job done right. I will hire him again when I need more plumbing work done.
Nick's PlumbingNick's Plumbing
Eric F.
Quality of plumbing work excellent and fixed a problem a previous plumber created. Installed mismatched hardware for tub
Moore's Home Repair LLCMoore's Home Repair LLC
Derek W.
The service was excellent from start to finish. Randy responded to me right away after seeking plumbing service and was quickly scheduled. The price was good and there was a mix up on the pricing but that was more on the site page and how the price is displayed as I found out. Peter and Jose showed up on time and did a great job with unclogging my plumbing issue.
My Construction ServicesMy Construction Services
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend Barahona Plumbing. They were very responsive, extremely reasonable rates and excellent service. Maintained constant communication during the process, was always on time and offered great solutions. Unlike many others I have used they focused on resolving the problem without causing extra and unnecessary expense to customer. They will be my only choice for future plumbing needs.
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Angel L.
Old School Plumbing was great. David is a professional plumber that provided me with an honest assessment and quality work for a good price. I would hire him again.
Old School Plumbing LLCOld School Plumbing LLC
Lauren W.
I had an emergency plumbing situation and they were able to provide service within a few hours, and they followed up a few days later. Highly recommend their services.
H2O Plumbing & Remodeling Services, LLCH2O Plumbing & Remodeling Services, LLC
Tina M.
Excellent job! Came same day to fix a plumbing problem. Very professional and gave me some other tips. Very reasonable price. Would definitely hire again!!
Eagle Home Solutions  inc. (Walt . L)Eagle Home Solutions inc. (Walt . L)
Tarek M.
Responded immediately to my plumbing project request. Great price, inmediate response time, great work. I will definitely call Byron when more handyman work is needed.
Handyman & MoreHandyman & More
Alla Y.
I am very pleased with Faissel's job. What I liked is the cleaneness of the job, short respond and his professionalism. I recommend Faissel to anyone who needs plumbing fixed.
WM Service TechWM Service Tech
Thumbtack Customer
Five-star experience! He completely understood the problem and quickly resolved everything. Very friendly and listened to my concerns. And a great price! Would definitely use him again for plumbing services.
Nick's PlumbingNick's Plumbing
Matt H.
David was very responsive even on a weekend and offered very fair and upfront pricing even when completed on a Sunday morning. I would definitely consider using David again for plumbing issues and projects.
ActFast Drain & Jetting SolutionsActFast Drain & Jetting Solutions
Dan H.
Brian was fantastic. He was able to stop by soon after I contacted him, quickly identified the issues, and very professionally resolved everything. Brian's the real deal when it comes to plumbing. Most highly recommended.
Brian Rogers ServiceBrian Rogers Service
Thumbtack Customer
Nick was on time and fixed the problem with my kitchen drain line. He was able to find and remove an obstruction that other plumbers over the years had missed. He'll be the person I look to for my next plumbing job.
Nick's PlumbingNick's Plumbing
Kevin C.
I used H20 Plumbing today. I was very impressed with their quality of work. They turned up ontime, efficiently identified the problem and fixed it without a ton of oversight needed from me. I will definitely use them again.
H2O Plumbing & Remodeling Services, LLCH2O Plumbing & Remodeling Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Larry told us he would show up at 9am to fix an urgent plumbing issue. My wife took the morning off of work to wait for his arrival. We called & called and never heard from him.
The Plumbery, Inc.The Plumbery, Inc.
Paul B.
Coach Troy was great! Quick response and he was able to provide same day service after I contacted him. Good communication, and he solved my plumbing issue. Would definitely recommend and would use him again!
Coach Troy's Plumbing and Pipefitting  ServicesCoach Troy's Plumbing and Pipefitting Services
Laura A.
We had a huge bathroom sink clog and needed someone and Barahona Plumbing did a wonderful job. As soon as I posted on Thumbtack they responded instantly and came over within 30 min. After two hours he fixed the drain! Thank you so much!!
BARAHONA PLUMBING LLC       LICENSE AND INSUREBARAHONA PLUMBING LLC LICENSE AND INSURE
Thumbtack Customer
Brandon was great! I initially had ordered my own parts from Amazon but they never arrived. Brandon picked up the repair parts on the way to my house and the repair was speedy, professional, and correct. Will definitely use again if needed and recommend to any who needs plumbing service.
1st Home Pro Services LLC1st Home Pro Services LLC
Katelyn P.
Jose was awesome! He was very responsive to my request and was willing to work with my schedule to get my plumbing repair accomplished. The work quality was excellent and Jose was sure to clean up after himself, which is always appreciated. My bathroom sink drains like a champ now!
H2O Plumbing & Remodeling Services, LLCH2O Plumbing & Remodeling Services, LLC
Joey M.
We moved into a new house and had immediate plumbing issues. I reached out to Juan and received a response within minutes. He arrived exactly on time, and spent 2+ hours walking through our house with me to identify problematic areas and address immediate solutions. Highly recommend!
HVAC PLUS LLCHVAC PLUS LLC
Danuta C.
I live out of state and my rental property required some work. H2O Plumbing responded promptly. Also communicated well throughout the day and gave me a quote based on a picture. Work was completed on time this morning. I would definitely recommend their services and plan to use them in the future.
H2O Plumbing & Remodeling Services, LLCH2O Plumbing & Remodeling Services, LLC
Sean C.
Walter did a great job replacing both hot and cold water shut-off valves in my kitchen, and install new lines for a dishwasher and refrigerator water line. He have multiple options at different price points and advised on the pros/cons of each. I will call him again for future plumbing needs.
ABBA  home servicesABBA home services
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