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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

How can I find out if a plumber is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Generally, plumbers are often considered essential service providers. Essential service providers vary from state to state and city to city, however. For the most accurate information, check your official state or city government website to see whether a plumber is considered an essential service in your area.

Read CISA’s publication on identifying critical workers to find out more information on a national level. Some, but not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a plumber when social distancing?

Contact plumbers near you beforehand to see if they can complete the project without entering your home — for example, by entering the garage to fix a broken water heater. If the plumber needs to enter your house to do the job, you should proceed only if both parties feel comfortable with the project. Consider taking extra steps such as waving instead of shaking hands, staying 6 feet apart, using digital payments and sanitizing common areas.

Can I use digital payments to pay for plumbing services?

Some plumbers accept digital payments -- Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, etc. -- for their services. Before you hire a plumber, ask them if they accept your preferred online payment. Many also feature digital payment options on their profiles. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital payments are typically considered safer than cash and credit cards.

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.  

Do plumbers offer remote or virtual services?

If you see a profile that states the plumber is offering remote services, contact the plumber before hiring them to see what those services include. Although plumbing is a job that has to be done in-person, you can ask them if they offer virtual consultations or an online walk-through. 

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 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. 

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
Rex T.
Robert really knows plumbing, identified a hard to find leak. He also sticks to the agreed price. Highly recommended.
Plumbing Experts NWPlumbing Experts NW
Sarah s.
Chris responded quickly and came out the same day to replace faucet. His price was fair and he did a great job. We have a few other plumbing issues to tackle and will definitely reach out to him again.
Hardisty Drain CleaningHardisty Drain Cleaning
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
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!
Handy Dandy Chris & RandyHandy Dandy Chris & Randy
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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