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Top 4 Plumbers near Chesapeake, VA

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3. Alphasteam
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Exceptional 5.0

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Toilet Installation or Replacement

Great value
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  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Chesapeake, VA
Ariel was exceptional at handling my exterior light replacements as well as the set up of a washer and dryer. He also alerted me to an issue that I would need a plumber to address as well. His professionalism, character and communication was far above all other contractors that I have worked with. As a first time female home buyer, he made me feel extremely comfortable and not once did I feel like he was attempting to do work with only his own financial gain as the priority. Too often we have contractors trying to manipulate costs or requirements as we learn the process of home ownership repairs. I purchased a home that needed some TLC and will use Ariel for many more projects in the future. I highly recommend!See more

$130-$380

$130-$380

Ariel was exceptional at handling my exterior light replacements as well as the set up of a washer and dryer. He also alerted me to an issue that I would need a plumber to address as well. His professionalism, character and communication was far above all other contractors that I have worked with. As a first time female home buyer, he made me feel extremely comfortable and not once did I feel like he was attempting to do work with only his own financial gain as the priority. Too often we have contractors trying to manipulate costs or requirements as we learn the process of home ownership repairs. I purchased a home that needed some TLC and will use Ariel for many more projects in the future. I highly recommend!

Q & A

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. 

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 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.

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 Chesapeake plumbers
Gunnar E.
Aaron was very courteous and professional while doing a plumbing job for me. Price was very reasonable and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of plumbing work.
A &T Quality Hands LLCA &T Quality Hands LLC
Judy B.
Wonderful to work with. Timely and quality work with good prices. Will call again when I need plumbing work.
1st Choice Home1st Choice Home
Brenden G.
Michael did a great job with my plumbing. He was very flexible with his timing and showed his high standard of professionalism.
Michael Loar PlumbingMichael Loar Plumbing
Karen M.
Travis was great to work with- professional and polite. He responded quickly, prices were fair and his work was great. He installed a double vanity sink for us and returned 2 days later when we needed him for an unexpected plumbing problem in a totally different bathroom. We highly recommend Stevens Enterprise for all you plumbing needs.
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Nicole B.
I would recommend this company to anyone. The plumbing job was hard work but he didn't leave until the job was done. I will definitely use this company in the future.
Edge MasterEdge Master
Thumbtack Customer
Inexpensive, thoughtful, very kind, and just a wonderful pleasant person who does great work. I will definitely seek him for any further plumbing needs.
T & C Maintenance Co. LLCT & C Maintenance Co. LLC
Darren K.
Amazing plumber! Responded quickly, was prompt, very professional and did amazing work for a great price! Would highly recommend Stevens Enterprise to anyone needing plumbing work!
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Melissa P.
Jason was very knowledgeable and personable. He fixed the issue efficiently and charged fairly for his time and the amount of work done. I would recommend him to anyone in need of plumbing services.
J. NixonJ. Nixon
Frank T.
Claude’s work and services were the best. He was highly informative and provided the the most accurate and best estimate in the Hampton Roads. I highly recommend his services to anyone with plumbing issues!
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Lacey V.
They were very quick in their response and got someone out the very next day to fix the plumbing issue. He was very knowledgeable, on time and quick. They also have very fair pricing! Will be using in the future.
ALI-COR Plumbing LLCALI-COR Plumbing LLC
Linda C.
I would highly recommend Travis for your plumbing needs. He answered all my questions, was professional while being friendly and completed the job quickly. He is now my go to plumber.
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Thumbtack Customer
Travis did a great job! He was quick to respond to the request, followed up with a phone call and got the job done the same day. I would highly recommend him for any plumbing repair!
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Mike K.
I had two plumbing issues - a leaky kitchen faucet and a toilet that kept running. Mr. Stevens showed up last Friday morning right on time, as promised. He took care of the toilet problem first, then went to work on the kitchen faucet. Unfortunately, the faucet was beyond repair. Even though the weekend was approaching, Mr. Stevens went to a plumbing supply house and purchased a new faucet and supply lines. He installed the faucet and everything is working fine. 5 stars, two thumbs up! Great service!
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
June S.
Great experience working with Travis. Responded to my request quickly, answered questions, and gave recommendations when asked. We will be keeping his number handy for all our future plumbing needs. Highly recommended.
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Kenneth H.
I recommend Brun’s plumbing he fixed my outside pipe connection from the flow meter. Still waiting for the ground water to dry up and my water adjustment reading from the city I like that I was able to work with BPS.
Brun’s Plumbing ServicesBrun’s Plumbing Services
Thumbtack Customer
Tom installed an Aquasana Rhino EQ600 Whole House Water Filtration System for me and did a superb job. He worked through some unique piping issues and an incomplete installation kit from the manufacturer to complete the job, and I couldn't be happier. His work speaks to his experience. I highly recommend him for any plumbing job.
T & C Maintenance Co. LLCT & C Maintenance Co. LLC
Edel F.
Paul responded to my post the same day and came out to do an evaluation. You could tell Paul is very experienced and was able to educate me on a few things. Together we formulated a plan and it was completed in a timely manner. He has great customer service I would definitely hire Paul again for other plumbing projects.
Paul HarrellPaul Harrell
Thumbtack Customer
Paul responded promptly on a Saturday evening emergency call regarding a broken pipe under our kitchen sink. He arrived within 30 minutes. Paul was very knowledgable and also provided advice about other plumbing issues in our house. He fixed our broken pipe and was very reasonable in his price; we have already hired him to return for another job. Highly recommend:)
Paul HarrellPaul Harrell
Nancy J.
We were extremely happy with Mike from The Happy Plumber. Mike came out quickly, and once we told him about the project, he was ready to get started. He even ride out to Lowe’s with my husband to make sure we were getting the right replacement toilet. He changed the toilet and took the old one away. The price was very reasonable and we will definitely call them again for any future plumbing projects. Very knowledgeable!!!
The Happy PlumberThe Happy Plumber
Thumbtack Customer
With the smell of sewage seeping into my house Paul was able to come to my house within about 30 min of me contacting him. He made quick work of reinstalling my toilet on my newly laid tile flooring with no issues. Toilet is no longer leaking, and the smell of sewage is gone. With the guarantee to return if it leaks again is very assuring. I have no complaints, and if I run into plumbing issues again with the other two bathrooms after laying tile I will most definitely be contacting Paul again.
Paul HarrellPaul Harrell
Ashwin N.
Wanted to choose all categories when reviewing but can only choose 3. Tom was absolutely the best plumbing service provider I have experienced in Hampton Roads area bar none. I thumbtacked about 20 hrs ago to get work done all 3 of my toilets, Tom among others contacted me, but he was honest, professional and reasonable. 20 hrs later the job is done. I’m going to hire again to get more work done for sure. Thanks Tom!
T & C Maintenance Co. LLCT & C Maintenance Co. LLC
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