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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

How can I find out if a plumber is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Generally, plumbers are often considered essential service providers. Essential service providers vary from state to state and city to city, however. For the most accurate information, check your official state or city government website to see whether a plumber is considered an essential service in your area.

Read CISA’s publication on identifying critical workers to find out more information on a national level. Some, but not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a plumber when social distancing?

Contact plumbers near you beforehand to see if they can complete the project without entering your home — for example, by entering the garage to fix a broken water heater. If the plumber needs to enter your house to do the job, you should proceed only if both parties feel comfortable with the project. Consider taking extra steps such as waving instead of shaking hands, staying 6 feet apart, using digital payments and sanitizing common areas.

Can I use digital payments to pay for plumbing services?

Some plumbers accept digital payments -- Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, etc. -- for their services. Before you hire a plumber, ask them if they accept your preferred online payment. Many also feature digital payment options on their profiles. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital payments are typically considered safer than cash and credit cards.

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.  

Do plumbers offer remote or virtual services?

If you see a profile that states the plumber is offering remote services, contact the plumber before hiring them to see what those services include. Although plumbing is a job that has to be done in-person, you can ask them if they offer virtual consultations or an online walk-through. 

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 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 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.

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 Fredericksburg plumbers
Finau H.
Just AMAZING service! Will definitely be calling them again for my next plumbing job.
Culpeper Home ServicesCulpeper Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
Bernard responded to my Thumbtack request immediately and was able to come two days later. He arrived on-time and he and his crew was respectful and courteous. Completed job in about 1 1/2 hours. I will call Cogar Plumbing for future plumbing needs.
Cogar PlumbingCogar Plumbing
Clay M.
As a Realtor, I need to have an impeccable list of trusted contractors to recommend to my clients. I used Cogar Plumbing to replace a water heater in my personal home and was immensely pleased by his quick response, quality workmanship, and professional courtesy. Will recommend Cogar Plumbing to my clients for years to come, thanks!
Cogar PlumbingCogar Plumbing
Martha B.
Great service. Dealt with various plumbing issues we had prior to home inspection. On time, good price, quick and thorough.
Culpeper Home ServicesCulpeper Home Services
Mia N.
Great company. The plumbing job was done and it was just excellent. The price is right. I am satisfied. I would hire them again.
Culpeper Home ServicesCulpeper Home Services
Anne A.
Bargains quickly and effectively fixed our plumbing issues - and at a great value. We’re so glad to have found a great plumber we can call on!
Thumbtack Customer
My kitchen sink was clogged and would not drain. I spoke with Mr. Cogar last night and he gave me a PHENOMENAL price and came this morning and fixed the issue within an hour. He was prompt, friendly, and had great customer service. I was very pleased with his work and his feedback to help, so this issue will not arise again. If you want an honest company to come and fix your plumbing issues...Cogar is the way to go :-)!!!! Thanks again Cogar Plumbing.
Cogar PlumbingCogar Plumbing
Teketia M.
I reached out to Culpeper for an issue with my toilet. They responded very quickly and was able to come out the next day. Stephen was very friendly and provided great quality service and a great value. Would recommend Culpeper Home Services for any plumbing or electrical needs!
Culpeper Home ServicesCulpeper Home Services
Catherine T.
These guys are the only people you should work with! They were punctual after showing up within a couple hours request and did an awesome job!! Super friendly and efficient service and they offer a military discount! If you have any plumbing concerns, these are the people to call! Thank you again.
Bestway plumbing and drainBestway plumbing and drain
Michelle N.
Called Brian and he came out the very next morning. Very professional extremely knowledgeable and more than reasonable cost. Had some on Thumbtack wanting over 500 just to come out. He was on time super fast and fixed the problem quick! Will definitely hire him for any of our future plumbing needs! Thank you!
Brian Rogers ServiceBrian Rogers Service
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