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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 Virginia Beach plumbers
John W.
Late review! I had Brun’s plumbing come out and relocate a washers plumbing in my laundry room. He was quick to show and fast on the job.
Brun’s Plumbing ServicesBrun’s Plumbing Services
Thumbtack Customer
Travis was timely, offering and excellent price and took care of our plumbing problem
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Brooke M.
Thank you Jason for fixing my plumbing issue quickly and for a reasonable price!
The Happy PlumberThe Happy Plumber
Patrick J.
Calen and Mason were absolute professionals. They came in, assessed the plumbing issue and resolved a 15 year problem in 2 days. I highly recommend this company to anyone who wants to get plumbing done in their homes. Quick...professional...clean...reasonable...and friendly.
Brun’s Plumbing ServicesBrun’s Plumbing Services
Gregory T.
Terrible! Go with ATOMIC PLUMBING! Not these clowns! Wish I had took pictured but was to frustrated!
Mr Rooter Plumbing of Virginia BeachMr Rooter Plumbing of Virginia Beach
Jamar M.
Very knowledgeable. Will definitely use again, should I have another plumbing issue.
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Jason L.
Thank you. Exceeded all expectations. My go to for all things plumbing in Hampton roads.
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Tanika C.
Was able to come out the same day that we contacted him. Will definitely use him for future plumbing needs.
Brun’s Plumbing ServicesBrun’s Plumbing Services
Ej J.
Brun's Plumbing Service has our highest recommendation for any commercial or residential service requirements. TOP NOTCH!
Brun’s Plumbing ServicesBrun’s Plumbing Services
Aisha R.
Travis was amazing. I told him my plumbing concerns and knocked it out quickly and efficiently. Excellent, clean, work.
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Paul W.
Clearly, this is the best plumber I have ever hired, and trusted with my Family's Home. That is why I rated Brun's Plumbing with ☆☆☆☆☆. Having owned a few homes over my 54 years on Earth, moving across the country several times (in 25 years of Active military service)...and raising 5 children...I have had EVERY plumbing problem. Having a plumbing issue is similiar to unpacking someone else's suitcase, while paying "by the minute attorney's fees." NOT WITH THIS COMPANY. I had a multidrain plumbing problem "show up" overnight. Brun's Plumbing responded, troubleshot, and quoted me an estimate repair cost "before we got started." That made it instantly easier to agree, and start trying to fix my issues. The workers were clean, did not track through my house, and were very careful while on my roof and in my yard...and did I forget to mention KNOWLEDGEABLE ?? THANK YOU CALEN for taking expert care of my Family this morning. If you hadn't solved our complex plumbing issues (1958 Home), our Family would be sitting in our house all weekend, hostage to our drainage systems. 😀👍🏻🇺🇸
Brun’s Plumbing ServicesBrun’s Plumbing Services
Ted R.
He came saw the job and went to work.hes very sharp and a real making him my plumbing go to guy
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Sue L.
He was excellent, arrived on time, completed the job and was reasonably priced. I would recommend for any plumbing issues you may have
Brun’s Plumbing ServicesBrun’s Plumbing Services
Garshon M.
Super nice guy, punctual, pointed out that the plumbing I currently had was wrong and corrected it the way it should be. Excellent and would recommend.
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Donna E.
I highly recommend Brun’s Plumbing Services. Calen installed a new outdoor shower, repaired vanity plumbing, replaced a sump pump, installed a clean out access and moved a gas line. He arrived when he said he would, did a great job and his fees were very reasonable. I will definitely call Calen again.
Brun’s Plumbing ServicesBrun’s Plumbing Services
Scott I.
Travis replaced my kitchen sink plumbing since a pipe was cracked and the old piping was not the correct piping. The job was a fair price and would recommend to anyone.
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Rene D.
Excellent services, affordability and prompt response fixing our broken water pipe. We totally recomend Stevens Enterprise for any of your plumbing services.
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Robin D.
He does the work quickly and installed the plumbing work better than the original. Prices are great too. Thanks Travis! Sink looks great too.
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Blaine S.
Mr. Rooter Plumbing was very professional to work with from showing up on time to keeping me appraised on the status of the work to cleaning up at the end. Excellent company.
Mr Rooter Plumbing of Virginia BeachMr Rooter Plumbing of Virginia Beach
Alisha C.
RESTO Plumbing was outstanding! Installed and fixed our piping for our kitchen sink and looks great. I will be contacting him soon for future bathroom renovations. Highly recommend!!
ALL START services LLCALL START services LLC
Brandon L.
Great quality, honest work, fast, and the right price! We’re very happy, we’ll definitely call again the next time we need plumbing work done!
Mr Rooter Plumbing of Virginia BeachMr Rooter Plumbing of Virginia Beach
Mike O.
Extremely fast turnaround time from a skilled and professional team and at a fair price. Mike was great to work with. I will be saving The Happy Plumber for all future plumbing needs.
The Happy PlumberThe Happy Plumber
Kimi D.
Very professional,on time and honest,I'll be hiring coastal again in the near future also,crown molding to be specific,they do it all not just plumbing,thanks again Tim!!!!
Coastal TouchCoastal Touch
Jake M.
Jason and his assistant showed up on a holiday to make an assessment of my failed water heater. And, determined that they could replace it the next day. The next day they arrived like a NASCAR pit crew. They removed the bad water heater, installed the new one, with new plumbing as needed. They cleaned up what little mess they made and had the job done inside of two hours. I highly recommend them for all of your plumbing needs.
The Happy PlumberThe Happy Plumber
Leroy R.
I received 5 star service. Quick, Efficient, and at a great price I was able to resolve a plumbing issue with my toilet. I would highly recommend for anyone looking for a licensed plumber.
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
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