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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 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?

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.

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 Herndon plumbers
Ash T.
Quick response, on time, very professional, good value for top quality work. Very satisfied and will use JP Plumbing again if I need other plumbing work again.
Brad R.
Jim was great. He arrived on time, was friendly, and addressed all the issues I raised along with repairing a valve that was a potential future leak. I will be coming to Veterans Plumbing in the future for any other plumbing work.
Veteran Plumbing ServicesVeteran Plumbing Services
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional and friendly. I will hire James again for plumbing and dry wall patching jobs.
Southern Home Improvements & Beyond LLCSouthern Home Improvements & Beyond LLC
Mallik S.
Went back to them for another project. Josh did a great job. Will use again for future plumbing needs.
2020 Drain Clean & Plumbing, LLC2020 Drain Clean & Plumbing, LLC
Tiffany W.
We used Kiser Home Services prior to a bathroom remodel. Plumbing was being moved for the shower and the toilet. Our house is plumbed using PEX A which isn't that common in the US (more common in Europe) but he was familiar and had the correct tools to work with it. Work was well done and passed inspection on first try.
Kiser Home ServicesKiser Home Services
Meixing R.
Kelvin provided smooth and professional repair of my Plumbing project, he is also a good handy man for small troubles! Will recommend him again 👍🏻
Gifted HandsGifted Hands
Jackie W.
The contractor is a true professional. He was available right away, and FIXED the plumbing leakage, sound, drainage, etc; in less than 24 hours of contacting him. HE WAS EXCELLENT. Their customer service is phenomenal. This company is now, my 1st option for ALL home plumbing, heating, and all other home repair services. This is a fantastic small business- doing great things for reasonable price. GREAT JOB guys.
BNH Home services LLC  .General plumbing  servicesBNH Home services LLC .General plumbing services
Marta N.
Dennis, He is one of the best that you can hire to do a plumbing work. His price is very reasonable,very polite, clean, knowledgeable. Marta Nixon
Veteran Plumbing ServicesVeteran Plumbing Services
Veetu T.
Amazing job! Was immediate to respond to us, showed up on time and completed the job on time. Results were wonderful. We will for sure use H20 Plumbing again!
H2O Plumbing & Remodeling Services, LLCH2O Plumbing & Remodeling Services, LLC
Paul H.
You guys did a great job repairing one toilet that was clogged and installing a new one in the other bathroom. I'm keeping this contact if we need more plumbing work. Thanks again.
Columbia Paint & BuildColumbia Paint & Build
Neil M.
I had a leaking outdoor hose spigot and Veteran Plumbing Services was able to come the next day and fix the issue. Very professional and I would definitely use them again for any future needs.
Veteran Plumbing ServicesVeteran Plumbing Services
Jerry L.
Shawn and Skip were punctual to the minute. They spent around 10 minutes diagnosing the problem and didn't recommend any unnecessary repairs. They were quick and clean with my PRV replacement. Definitely hire these guys for your plumbing needs!
Bestway plumbing and drainBestway plumbing and drain
Linda B.
Jon was knowledgeable about plumbing. He was able to figure out the problem immediately. I wish I could have used him to replace the water heating but I have Total Protect and so it is covered under warranty. I will recommend him to others
Drews Service SolutionsDrews Service Solutions
Pratyusha M.
We reached out to Emmanuel about a leak in the basement. He was very honest with his diagnosis and helped us fix the root cause very quickly. Great work quality and professional, charges reasonably. We will definitely use his services again if any plumbing issue and highly recommend him.
Thumbtack Customer
James was prompt, courteous, very knowledgeable, and skilled in his craft. I would highly recommend him to family, friends, and neighbors. He performed all plumbing work as requested including a tub install and re-routing of copper and PVC piping for tub and vanity. He completed all the work in one day.
Southern Home Improvements & Beyond LLCSouthern Home Improvements & Beyond LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Martin is a professional and licensed plumber. He recently installed two toilets in my house and he did an excellent job. As a first time homebuyer, I felt that finding a good plumber who has reasonable price was more difficult than buying house :-) ..I had few plumbers from well known companies come over and they always gave me very high and totally ridiculous quotes for any plumbing work. I am glad that I was referred to Martin via Thumbtack. He did an excellent job. He installed two toilets, de-winterized the house, inspected all plumbing issues in my house, and gave me great advice about avoiding problems in future. He is very friendly, charged very very reasonable, and I personally felt very comfortable having him taking care of my house plumbing issues. He is now our family plumber :-) and I have already called him to install a reverse osmosis filter after his outstanding job with installation of two toilets....... Yes, I would definitely recommend him to a friend. Thanks a lot Marin for your great help.
Ramos PlumbingRamos Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Walter, from Hi Solutions, responded to my request for service quickly, arrived on time, fixed the toilet , left the worksite clean, educated me on the root cause of the problem, and what I would need to do in the future to prevent the problem from reoccurring. I would definitely contact him again for any plumbing repairs we may need.
Eagle Home Solutions  inc. (Walt . L)Eagle Home Solutions inc. (Walt . L)
Jessica B.
Paul and his team did a great job switching out three toilets, caulking the bathroom, replacing heating elements, and some other items. He was responsive and very thorough when assessing the issues in the house. He gave a fair price and quickly delivered services. He was very personable and took time to explain the level of work needed and why. I would certainly recommend Paul for your plumbing needs. Thanks Paul!
Langway BrothersLangway Brothers
Moe K.
Dakota was great - from start to finish, he maintained excellent communication and provided service in a prompt manner. We contacted him on a Monday afternoon for a water heater replacement, and by Tuesday morning he was onsite to replace our old unit. Very professional, and down to earth! Answered all of our questions, and would highly recommend to anyone seeking plumbing services. We will be reaching out to him in the future for any further needs in our home.
VanCleve PlumbingVanCleve Plumbing
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