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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 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.

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 Bothell plumbers
Dennis T.
Shane of Professional Plumbing, LLC hit the mark by being on time, with no changes to his pricing and performing the work diligently and swiftly for a hot water tank change out. Would hire him again for any plumbing needs.
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Gaurav T.
Abbas explained things well, got the job taken care of, & was a pleasure to work with. I would hire him again for any plumbing needs.
PlumbingPlumbing
Shreekar D.
Very prompt and professional service. We had a leak in the kitchen incinerator. Topgun plumbing came in within a couple of hrs and fixed the problem. Thanks!
Topgun PlumbingTopgun Plumbing
Jimmy W.
Danny was great. Really helped me out on my water line repair. Price was reasonable. I would hire again if I ever need plumbing work done.
DannyDanny
Michelle M.
Danika Plumbing was very fast to respond to my message and was able to get someone out to my house within 48 hours for a non-emergency issue. Overall really happy with the service and the price/value.
Danika Plumbing LLCDanika Plumbing LLC
Luke H.
Hiring Hassan has been a home run. I had a free quote the same day, and the next afternoon my problem. It could have been fixed within hours if it had been urgent enough. The price was fair -- I certainly felt it was a better value than the last plumbing job I hired out. Hassan is personable and professional. No pushy sales, and he took the time to explain the whole project, so I have confidence it was done right. Hassan will be my first call on my next plumbing project.
H2flow plumbingH2flow plumbing
Lissa C.
I replaced 2 faucets, one had hose that were too short. Luckily Oleg had another faucet similar to mine and it all worked out. I had one plumbing issue/question and Oleg helped me out without charging me. Much appreciated.
1ST PROSERVICE LLC1ST PROSERVICE LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Marin is the best plumber I have ever worked with. He was on time, very polite, and explained everything he was doing and why. His work was high quality and I have had zero issues with any of it. I would hire him again for any plumbing work I need in the future.
European Quality Remodeling Services Inc.European Quality Remodeling Services Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
James gave me a very reasonable quote, and he installed a new water heater in my house yesterday. This was a tough job - a tiny space barely big enough to accommodate the heater, and awkward plumbing that had to be largely re-done in order for the heater to fit the space. It ended up being a longer, more difficult process than either of us bargained on, but James toughed it out and got it done. Despite the fact that the job was more complicated than we had originally anticipated, and required a lot more work than I think he was planning on, he did not attempt to charge me more than he had originally quoted (although I insisted on paying him extra because he certainly earned it). James is going to be my go-to guy for plumbing from now on.
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Jay S.
Our bathtub was leaking to the main floor. Contacted a few leak detection professionals and top gun plumbing was my top choice based on their response. There was no call us back at this number, no upselling. I got a straightforward response that explained how they charge. Plus why not support a local business in my area, right? They arrived on scheduled time, inspected and suspected that the draining assembly is leaking based on my narrative. Tightened up the assembly, applied caulking and closed up. Asked me to monitor for a couple days and call them back if that didn’t work. Charged a reasonable fee for the visit but was told that they’d credit it towards the further diagnosis if the fix did not work. Couple days later we found out that the bathtub was still leaking. I contacted them again and got a prompt response with the follow up appointment. Again they showed up on time, and suspected that the faucet is leaking based on how the water is pooled under. Fixed it with a new O ring, sealed with caulking, tightened up and monitored for about 45 minutes trying out a few different things. Basically they were very courteous and did everything they can to avoid opening up the drywall. So far the fix seem to be holding up. I’ll have to watch out for a next few days and may have to call them again if it leaks still. For this visit they didn’t charge anything. There are many professionals out there. In my opinion if you are looking for one who will treat your problem as their own and apply care in making decisions then look no further. I made the right choice in hiring them. Thank you TopGun team!
Topgun PlumbingTopgun Plumbing
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