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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. 

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 Leesburg plumbers
Thumbtack Customer
Jeremy did a great job on the three plumbing issues I was having. He even checked and gave me meaningful information about my water heater at no charge. Most important he was on time, very professional and cleaned up everything! I will be using JBM Plumbing for all my household plumbing needs and will definitely refer his company to my family and friends.
JBM Plumbing Repairs
Amanda O.
Came out fast and was very polite and professional. Will definitely use for future plumbing issues
Carrington PlumbingCarrington Plumbing
Amber H.
Excellent work and got out to me quickly! Definitely will use for all plumbing work!
Veteran Plumbing ServicesVeteran Plumbing Services
Mary A.
Chris was knowledgeable, neat, and responded to our request to fix our kitchen faucet within hours! He is dependable, professional and polite! We would recommend Chris at CA Plumbing without hesitation! We will call him in the future for any other plumbing needs we may have! Excellent service!
CA Plumbing & Drain LLCCA Plumbing & Drain LLC
Malcolm J.
Dennis went above and beyond my expectations for explaining the options I had to fix my leaky faucet and he resolved the issue the same day he came out. He was very professional and timely in completing the job. I plan to contact Veteran Plumbing Service for any of my future plumbing needs 👍🏽👍🏽
Veteran Plumbing ServicesVeteran Plumbing Services
Jessica K.
Chris was extremely responsive and managed to fit my plumbing issue into his schedule very quickly. He explained what he was doing as he was doing it - overall, great experience
CA Plumbing & Drain LLCCA Plumbing & Drain LLC
Calvin D.
Dennis diagnosed our problem and took time to answer all our questions with great professionalism. We will definitely request veteran plumbing service for our future needs. 5 star rating ⭐️⭐️
Veteran Plumbing ServicesVeteran Plumbing Services
Danielle Z.
I can't speak highly enough of this company. After dealing with a mess a previous plumber had left for us, these guys promptly handled everything. Very trustworthy and fair. Will absolutely be using them again for our future plumbing needs.
Veteran Plumbing ServicesVeteran Plumbing Services
Mike C.
Veteran Plumbing services was the only vendor who responded to my Thumbtack request. Dennis responded quickly, arrived punctually. Workmanship was neat and efficient. Explained all our options and allowed us to select the solution that worked best for us. Will use him again
Veteran Plumbing ServicesVeteran Plumbing Services
Ada A.
Very great quality of work for a good price. I called Mr. David, to help me with one issue but he went above and beyond to help us deal with three plumbing related issues we were having. I will definitely recommend him
Old School Plumbing LLCOld School Plumbing LLC
Paul W.
The estimate on the job was quick and fair. The work was completed in an expedient fashion and at a convenient time. We were treated with total respect and professionalism. True customer service and the personal touch are rare in this time, but Master Plumbing is a step above. i would highly recommend them and use them in the future.
master plumbingmaster plumbing
Ben B.
Balmore did an excellent job! I needed the builder hose bibs replaced and they were rusted due to the cheap materials used 15 years ago. He quickly assessed the job and worked diligently until it was completed correctly. I highly recommend him for your plumbing needs. You will not be disappointed!
Bnh plumbing  services LLCBnh plumbing services LLC
Dana C.
Mike, called me right after I selected his company as my Pro for service. He knew what I needed to get the job done and also gave me the alternatives so there were no surprises. I will definitely use Mike again for all my plumbing services. Great service, great prices and very friendly!!
Stoney's PlumbingStoney's Plumbing
Danielle Z.
If I could give 0 stars I would. We hired these guys to unhook our plumbing so we could get new countertops installed in our guest bathroom. The countertop people don’t touch the plumbing. They told me our hot water valve was damaged and asked if I wanted to replace it. I said yes. I came home and there was drywall and paint damage right around the sink and a nice square foot soaked spot right outside of the bathroom on our NEW carpet.. At first it may have been a miscommunication. They ended up demoing the sink and removing the countertops, unnecessary as our countertop company would have done so. Whatever. Regardless they never told us about the drywall damage or the soaked carpet. Unprofessional from the get go. The next morning I woke up to find the hot water valve LEAKING which it was not prior to them coming. Nice water damage to our cabinets too. They proceeded to deny everything and blame it on the countertop installers. Like, do you think I’m stupid? The reason we hired these guys was because our countertop installers DONT TOUCH PLUMBING. They proceeded to ignore all my texts thereafter. The kicker in all of this is after we fixed the leak, we went to go install a faucet and the main pipe was glued back together because they CRACKED IT REMOVING THE SINK. So now we have to get another plumber in to fix their incompetency AGAIN. Thankfully my partner is an attorney and we will be taking them to court for all of this. Drywall, paint, water damage, plumbing. Moral of the story is do not hire these people they clearly are not qualified and incredibly shady. I look forward to seeing them in court!
Do Everything,LLCDo Everything,LLC
Thumbtack Customer
My serviceman was Dennis Jr., and he was professional, patient and provided knowledge on what he was doing. His customer service was A+; he took a look at our sink dispenser (it had a slight drip and we didn't use it very often) to determine if the pipe needed tightening or something else was the problem - it was the tightening of the pipe and he did it for no extra charge! I will use Just Call Dennis Handyman Services again for any plumbing needs.
Just Call Dennis Handyman ServicesJust Call Dennis Handyman Services
Lawrence B.
Phillip and Mr. Mario were excellent! We had literally no hot water to take a shower due to low pressure. They quickly diagnosed the problem and stayed until the job was completed. Took the time to fully explain what we needed and how much it would cost. We had several other items that they took care of in addition to our main problem. I was expecting a huge fee but was pleasantly surprised. They are now my new plumbing issue go to team. Please don’t hesitate to call them. If I could give them 10 stars... I WOULD !⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
M&W Plumbing ServicesM&W Plumbing Services
Jack M.
Jean did a fantastic job. Even before I made the decision to use his company to replace my hot water heater, he spent quality time with me on the phone reviewing my options. At the end of the day, it was his dedication to customer service that made the difference in selecting him. He is also providing extra value after the installation by coming out and flushing the unit two years from now. Nobody else was offering that service. Jean is also working with a local supplier for parts if something in the future were to need replacement. I highly recommend using Jean on your next plumbing project. Thanks again Jean!
Theresa L.
OMG! Where do I begin? You will not be disappointed if you choose affordable plumbing to fix your issue. Of course, family was arriving for the holidays within 24 hours and my toilet had to break at the last minute. At 4 AM this morning I was desperate searching for a plumber to fix my emergency situation. Most other plumbers had a huge waiting list and it wouldn’t of been done in time. In despair, I requested to be seen the same day and within minutes (mind you this was 4 AM in the morning!) I was pleasantly surprised to get a response stating he would arrive within a few hours. They did just that! And they succeeded my expectations! Within 30 minutes of my scheduled appointment, my toilet was fixed and it was at a very reasonable price! Very professional company. I will definitely recommend to family, coworkers, friends, neighbors, and anyone reading this! I highly recommend. You will not be disappointed!
Affordable plumbingAffordable plumbing
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