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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 Bellevue plumbers
Aubrey C.
Had a wonderful experience. Had a backup in our basement bathroom sink and Heafeys Plumbing was able to come out same day to fix the problem. We will definitely use them again for any future plumbing issues!
Heafey's PlumbingHeafey's Plumbing
Scott W.
Was able to schedule Danika Plumbing the next day to fix a leaky tub faucet. Jordan and Collin arrived 30 minutes into the 2 hour appointment window. Diagnosed the problem quickly and made the necessary repairs. High Quality Customer Service! Very professional experience. Will use Danika again for my plumbing needs. Thank you!
Danika Plumbing LLCDanika Plumbing LLC
Ajay S.
Edisen arrive ahead of time, and completed the work professionally within my price range. I would highly recommend them for any plumbing work you need around the house.
Aqualine Plumbing Electrical And HeatingAqualine Plumbing Electrical And Heating
Herman C.
Hassan re-piped the entire house for us. He is very professional with good communication and responsiveness. He works very hard and sometimes long hour to get the job done. He is very knowledgeable of the plumbing issues and keeps the work at the code standard. Happy to work with him.
H2flow plumbingH2flow plumbing
Scott W.
Jeremy and Jeffrey did an excellent job with my plumbing project! They replaced two faucets, reset a toilet, adjusted a shower valve, and worked to clear a clogged drain. Excellent communication throughout the entire process, and all at very competitive prices. 5 Star Rating! Thank you to DrainFlo! Highly recommend.
DrainFlo LLCDrainFlo LLC
Jen M.
Shane came to what we thought was a simple problem but turned out to be a lot more than expected. Rather than make an issue he welcomed the challenge and provided sound solutions that would allow us to do future upgrades without worrying about plumbing impacts to cost and options. He understands best practices and uses the most modern materials. When we do any other upgrades we will go with Shane.
Professional Plumbing llcProfessional Plumbing llc
Prasanna R.
FYI...I did not end up using these guys.. but was able to have my plumbing issue fixed because of them. They were super responsive and sent a plumber right away to diagnose the issue for free. Turned out I needed a new hose. I was able to order a new hose and fix it myself, so I did not need to call them again, but will definitely use them in future when the need arises.
Jafco CompanyJafco Company
Sooraj P.
Chris is an awesome plumber. He really knows what he is doing. He is super efficient, very responsive and extremely helpful. He helped us install a sink in our kitchen when we got new countertops. He was thorough. He hooked up the harbage disposal and the dishwasher. He also made sure things worked after. He knew what he was doing and was detailed in his work. A part that was needed to attach the dishwasher was missing. He asked us to get back the part and went out of his wa to stop by later and fix it for us. I would recommend Chris for all of your plumbing work!
Two Rivers Home Repair & RemodelTwo Rivers Home Repair & Remodel
We had a broken water pipe and we don't know where the problem is and i contacted Shane. He came well on time and had a look at the situation and gave the quote. He started cutting the wall from the easiest location, but the problem(broken pipe) was at a complex location. Shane was relentless in his efforts and persisted with patience as it was very hard to reach the pipe and fix it. Moreover, to reach the water pipe, he had to cut the drain pipe and fixed it. Overall it took lot more time than expected but, he was patient and focused on fix the problem. He is very organized with his tools and has different set of pipe joints to fix problems. I would definitely hire him again and recommend for any plumbing issues.
Professional Plumbing llcProfessional Plumbing llc
Thumbtack Customer
I only gave two stars because Pau, the dear man that fixed our sink problem did an amazing job and didn't give up. I was however very upset with the fact that their response to me was deciveng. The response to me said $59, total price. It was however just the service call to see what the problem was, I hired this company over the others because his price was the best. It ended up costing me $365 to out a snake down the clogged sink. It turns out that this owner/person lives out of state, in Arizona or something and doesn't have anything to do with it other than accept the money even thought the response on thumbtack looked like it came from Dan himself of Danika Plumbing. Don't use these this guy. It's too deceiving. If they change how they communicate their bid, you could reconsider.
Danika Plumbing LLCDanika Plumbing LLC
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