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Excellent 4.9

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Toilet Installation or Replacement

In high demand
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Norfolk, VA
Angela F. says, "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

Angela F. says, "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.  

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.

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.

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.

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 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?

Reviews for Norfolk plumbers
Jonathan C.
Calen is the man!!! I’ve never had someone/company respond to my request as quickly as he did. His turn around time between my request for a plumber to the time he arrived and began working at my house was exceptional! He was professional, easy to talk to, great work ethic, knowledgeable about his trade/plumbing work, and was first class! My plumbing issue was fixed to 100% satisfaction and am very thankful for his/their work! I completely recommend Calen and Brun’s Plumbing Service for all your plumbing needs!
Brun’s Plumbing ServicesBrun’s Plumbing Services
Brandon H.
Great service! For any plumbing issues you need. Also very fair/honest pricing
ALI-COR Plumbing LLCALI-COR Plumbing LLC
Patricia A.
I am glad I called Calen Brun for my plumbing work. He did a fantastic quality job, with a very quick turnaround. He is very professional and neatness is a plus! I will call him for any future plumbing needs I might have. I found his pricing to be reasonable also.
Brun’s Plumbing ServicesBrun’s Plumbing Services
Diana R.
William was able to squeeze my plumbing repair into his already booked schedule. He was attentive, professional, reasonable and did a great job.
WK Plumbing and Home RepairWK Plumbing and Home Repair
Arthur P.
Used Michael Loar Plumbing and was extremely pleased with his service and professionalism. Had problem fixed in no time at all at a very fair price
Michael Loar PlumbingMichael Loar Plumbing
Paula L.
Good work, polite, and quick. What more can you ask for? We would definitely use again for any plumbing jobs!
WK Plumbing and Home RepairWK Plumbing and Home Repair
Cleopatra B.
Stevens Enterprise was quick with responding to the call and extremely professional! Very prompt on repairing my toilet and completed the job with no interruptions. Highly recommend to anyone looking for professional plumbing service.
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Kee M.
My Husband was please with your work and knowledge about your craft! He picked up pointers as well. Thanks You definitely have us has customers for any future plumbing!
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Tricia S.
Travis installed two new bathroom vanity tops for me. He was on time, professional, and did good quality work. I will definitely be hiring him again for any future plumbing projects.
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Anthony H.
Perfect name for this company because I was definitely happy! I had another company I found on Yelp and they tried figuring out the problem but couldn’t. Mike figured it out in less than 15 minutes! I’ll definitely use them in the future for any plumbing issues.
The Happy PlumberThe Happy Plumber
Nokomis M.
Was first to respond on thumbtack and was able to come out the next day to replace my shower strainer. The job was done correctly. Price seemed pretty expensive to me for what they did, but I did not have time to shop around. Due to the price, they will not be my first choice for any plumbing issues. Also the plumber left my front door open when they left.
Mr Rooter Plumbing of Virginia BeachMr Rooter Plumbing of Virginia Beach
Lynnette K.
Best service! I literally reached out to the company Travis responded with in 15 minutes , was at my house looked at the problem, went and got the part and fixed it all within a two hour period on a Saturday! I would recommend this company for any of your plumbing needs. Very professional, courteous and and the cost was very affordable. Thanks again for a great job🙂
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Thumbtack Customer
I had a leaking pipe on my kitchen sink. The first time Travis came over he tried to seal the pipe connection but it started leaking again shortly after. Travis came back over a few days later with all new pipe and fixed it within an hour. I will certainly hire Travis again for any other plumbing needs in the future. Thank you again.
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Sandelle S.
I’m not sure what I would have done without Mr. Brun! For almost a week I hadn’t been able to use my downstairs bathroom or toilet due to an unfortunate situation with “flushable wipes” (and an old house). When the problem started showing up upstairs I called him and he came right out at almost 8pm. He stayed the course and resolved our issue in no time! Additionally, he cleaned up after himself. What?! I’m completely blown away by the quality of service I received and simply refuse to use another plumbing service going forward. THANK YOU SO MUCH
Brun’s Plumbing ServicesBrun’s Plumbing Services
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