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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 Kirkland plumbers
Doug S.
Pipe Right Plumbing and Sewer is an owner operated first class contractor. They deserve the highest rating and I enthusiastically recommend for your plumbing needs.
Pipe Right Plumbing and Sewer, LLCPipe Right Plumbing and Sewer, LLC
Randal C.
Al is very knowledgeable about all plumbing repairs. Great value for the cost!
Topgun PlumbingTopgun Plumbing
Mary B.
As life goes, I had another plumbing emergency. My kitchen flooded. Gack. I got the water to stop, but not a good situation. My first inclination, contact Shane, at Professional Plumbing LLC. He had helped me, before. He knows about this type of calamity. He got back to me right away, within hours. By then, it was not an emergency, but he came in two days. And he worked diligently, diagnosing and solving the problem. Saved, again! Shane, at Professional Plumbing LLC is my goto guy for professional plumbing services. Hire him, with confidence. I will certainly be hiring him, again.
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Mary B.
If you have a plumbing problem, hire Pacific Northwest Green Plumbing, immediately. You will get great service. Aaron is a Plumbing Professional. He knows it all. And he will be able to help you with your unique plumbing problem. I had one. Three months ago, I had a dishwasher problem; it started leaking. I got a new one. That old dishwasher was past its time, anyway. But then, the new one started leaking. By then, I realized that I had a rodent problem. Eating through the cords. I hired an exterminator. Thinking that problem solved, I hired Aaron and he came out and restored my water. And it was great. Although, the exterminator peoples efforts, were useless. The rats then ate through the actual faucet’s cord, rendering it useless. Again, I had no water. But then, Aaron came through for me. Thinking “outside of the box” he proposed a solution that we are now trying. Now, I have water, again. Hire Pacific Northwest Green Plumbing. They will not rest until your plumbing problem is solved.
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Micah J.
Topgun Plumbing was amazing. I contacted them and they were available the next morning. They arrive right at the time we agreed on. They fixed the leak at the exact price they said it would cost when I called them. Seriously the most frictionless process I’ve gone through with plumbing!
Topgun PlumbingTopgun Plumbing
Laurent d.
Hassan is a true hosnest professional! Other plumbers wanted to replace the plumbing of my entire house for no reason! Hassan came for a second opinion, did the hard work of going into to the dirty crawl space to actually evaluate the plumbing and and told me it straight. The pipes were fine. I'm doing the laundry room, expansion tank and pressure regulator with H2flow. Highly recommended!
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Mohamed T.
Zach was awesome; he worked on some difficult plumbing and maintenance issues and solved them with remarkably creativity! I would highly recommend him!
Yunpeng X.
Shane came on time and did a great job. He is professional and fixed the issue perfectly. I would ask him in the future if I have plumbing issues.
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Swarnim K.
He showed up before time and took care of replacing my water heater very quickly. He also fixed a few minor plumbing issues while he was here. Highly recommend!!
Laurie C.
Excellent customer service and workmanship! We were contacted quickly, they arrived on time and did excellent work! We’ll have them take care of any plumbing needs we have in the future! Highly recommend!
Vik Home ServiceVik Home Service
Thumbtack Customer
The Danika team came over to remove my kitchen sink before my new countertops were installed. The crew was very proficient and professional. I would have them back to do any plumbing job.
Danika Plumbing LLCDanika Plumbing LLC
Kash A.
Timely communications, friendly and professional customer service. Lonnie was right on time, diagnosed the issue, provided an estimate and after I gave the go ahead, promptly and professionally solved the problem. I'd hire Zoom again for any plumbing/drainage related issues.
Zoom DrainZoom Drain
Tarun R.
John was great and helped me with my plumbing issue. He showed up on time, asked the right questions, provided a reasonable quote and did quality work. I will definitely be hiring and using his services for other projects around the house soon!!
Emerald City HandymanEmerald City Handyman
Kevin M.
I hired Aaron to repair a leaky pipe and replace the main water shut off valve to my house. He was on time, honest, and was fairly priced. Charged half of what some major plumbing companies wanted. Would hire him again in a heartbeat.
Jafco CompanyJafco Company
Doug S.
Dennis was on time and very helpful with my water heater replacement. He picked the products up that I purchased from home Depot and saved me a bunch of time. I will probably hire Dennis again if I need help with any plumbing in the future.
Peggy G.
Aaron introduced a very clean and effective way to solve my plumbing issue downstairs. He not only fixes the issues but identifies efficiencies and cost saving methods to use! I look forward to having him rebuild my bathroom. I can recommend enough!
PNW Green PlumbingPNW Green Plumbing
Roseanne H.
We appreciate the trades workers . As we both are in the trades. Al and crew came out for assessment at 1:00pm. They did the plumbing work. Including going to get more parts in Wdnvl. Guaranteeing their work. All work finished today. And I just asked for an appraisal yesterday ! We will highly recommend you , Topgun !!!
Topgun PlumbingTopgun Plumbing
Lawrence T.
Contacted to help with a plumbing issue. Showed up a few minutes earlier than expected which was a pleasant surprise;. Provided us with several possible options for our repair and guided us toward the one that was most optimal for our situation although it was the least expensive and finished the job and the reporting professionally that very same day.
Knockout Plumbing & Mechanical LLCKnockout Plumbing & Mechanical LLC
Ray Z.
We had an urgent situation. Our 23 year old water heater started leaking on a Saturday. We requested a quote from Heafey’s Plumbing. Ryan was amazing. He was the first one who responded me within just minutes! He offered professional suggestions as well as a reasonable price especially on a weekend! He came the same day and arrived around 6pm in the evening. There were some small situations and he had to run to the Home Depot to get some parts. He worked super late and finished everything around 11pm! There was a small episode after he left but he picked up my call and came in the next morning to fix it! Thanks for all the hard work and responsiveness. Will use him again for plumbing projects!!
Heafey's PlumbingHeafey's Plumbing
Mary B.
Shane was fantastic. He was the first one to respond to my Thumbtack request. And from my rather vague explanation of my plumbing problem, he completely intuited the solution. In precise and exact terms, he offered a description of the service he would provide, a price and a time-table. He encouraged me to do a web search, to find more about it. The price was totally reasonable. And he came, on a more than timely basis. When he got here, I knew that I had had an outdoor sewer cleanout installed, years and years ago; I just couldn't find it. Shane was relentless; he dug around and dug around, and Wow, we found it! With that, Shane went to work, and in no time, my drains were cleared. He walked me through every step of the way, showing me what he was doing, and explaining everything. He even found a problem with the neighbors sewer system, which is connected to mine, and I took an iPhone video, with his subterranean camera, so I could show it to my neighbor. I can't recommend this Plumbing Professional more. And after the service, he contacted me offering complete support for his service. Hire Professional Plumbing LLC/Shane with confidence. You won't be disappointed.
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Karthik R.
We were 100% satisfied with Topgun plumbing. They came within 2 days of contacting them to give an estimate, they provided a written detailed estimate on site with all the details of what they will do and checking all the materials. They then came back 2 days later exactly on time and completed the job within a few hours. Fast, efficient, honest service, cannot ask for anything more!
Topgun PlumbingTopgun Plumbing
Janice Y.
Abbas installed a new water heater for my daughter and I the same day I contacted him. He was friendly, courteous,, professional, and completed the job quickly and neatly. He even helped move the one item that was heavy for me. Abbas is my new favorite plumbing professional and I will happily call him again and recommend him to my family and friends. Great customer service!!!
David S.
I had an A+ experience with H2Flow Plumbing, particularly in these areas: - communication: Hasan was super transparent and informed me at each stage of the engagement, from pre-arrival to post-work invoicing. - work quality: Hasan fixed a burst pipe and left the dry wall looking new afterwards. The job was done with high quality and speed. - professionalism: Hasan was very responsive, fitted me in the same day, and didn’t mind the clutter and kids running around outside while doing the work.
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Daniel B.
I contacted PNW Green Plumbing on a Saturday about a leaking water service line. Aaron got back to me same day and was able to come out and assess the situation an hour later. They talked me through the different options and sent over written quotes the next morning that were in line with other estimates for similar jobs, within (but on the high end of) the suggested range from HomeWyse. They were able to schedule the work to replace the house's aging water service line/main valve that Monday and Tuesday. I was very happy with the quality of the work they did and the speed with which they were able to schedule it and get the water working in our house again. Aaron and his crew were professional and easy to work with; they cleaned up after themselves and left the yard in reasonably good condition after the trench-digging was done. Their price was within the normal range for work in the area; it was neither the cheapest nor the most expensive of the bids we received. I felt we paid a fair price given the speed and quality of the work. Overall, I would happily call on Aaron and PNW Green Plumbing again.
PNW Green PlumbingPNW Green Plumbing
Brian S.
These guys ran plumbing into my backyard greenhouse. They cut into drywall inside the house in order to add a line, then bored through the foundation in order to lay it in a trench that I provided. The guys did a good job communicating their plan and executing it. I took a star off because I had to make a home depot run in order to get a small part that I think they should have provided. Also, I don't have much experience with plumbers, but I suspect that this company runs a bit on the expensive side.
Danika Plumbing LLCDanika Plumbing LLC
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