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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 Everett plumbers
Thumbtack Customer
This company came in and roughed in plumbing for a reasonable price. They were easy to deal with, punctual and flexible when it came time to work with my general contractor my crazy schedule and the City. I'll be dialing their number when it comes time to tackle the other plumbing chores I can't handle myself, like replacing the main shutoff valve...
Wildrose MechanicalWildrose Mechanical
Nick J.
Top gun plumbing was very helpful with my plumbing needs. The response was great and follow up visit was very punctual. Al was super helpful. Plumber prices always seem high but at that point you just want your problem to go away ! The repair was done efficiently and clean and overall we are very happy with the service.
Topgun PlumbingTopgun Plumbing
Jan T.
This guy will definitely be called back for any other plumbing issues I may have! Very attentive to my schedule and needs. Nice job!
H2flow plumbingH2flow plumbing
Mizuki H.
His work was excellent! He made everything easy for us to do all the final plumbing work. He is knowledgeable and answered all our questions.
H2flow plumbingH2flow plumbing
Annette W.
Fantastic job repairing my hose bib. His pricing was fair and honest. His response time was quick . I would definitely hire him for future plumbing jobs.
Thumbtack Customer
We had a kitchen sink clog. The two gentlemen that came to our house was very professional and respectful. It was a hard work with very reasonable price. Recommended to friends and family. Absolutely we'll be using them again when we have more plumbing issue. Thank You!
Danika Plumbing LLCDanika Plumbing LLC
Lynnea D.
PNW Green Plumbing really came through for me! I needed a sewer pipe cleared of roots and Aaron was responsive, took complete care of the situation and was professional and courteous. Also, the price was fair and reasonable. I highly recommend this company and wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again!
PNW Green PlumbingPNW Green Plumbing
Levi D.
Jake from Seatown did a great job installing my plumbing for the new bathroom. After the bathtub was installed the downspout, shower head and controls were not centered and a quick phonecard and Jake came back to do adjustments to center it so as to not hold up the tile installation. Jake was great.
SeaTown Electric, Heating and AirSeaTown Electric, Heating and Air
Eddie F.
Ryan was amazing. He was in and out with my water heater. He was kind, fun and overall a joy to be around. He even put up with my dog warming up to him. I will use Ryan for all my plumbing issues. He gave me a free drip pan also. Outstanding service that will not disappoint you.
Heafey's PlumbingHeafey's Plumbing
Melissa l.
I hired Shane to move our washer hookup and hot water heater, plumb in a tub and toilet. I appreciated his ability to start soon and I saw all his amazing reviews. I'm so glad I hired him. He does diligent, detailed work. He has a broad availability which I appreciated. As an owner operator he definitely puts his heart into his work and it shows. He went above and beyond to make sure everything was done at 110% I will definitely hire him again.
Professional Plumbing llcProfessional Plumbing llc
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