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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 Lake Union plumbers
Michael S.
Convey Plumbing was great to work with.
Convey PlumbingConvey Plumbing
Peter K.
Top notch experience. We are as happy as can be with the service and the quality of work. Friendly, prompt and professional service on our kitchen plumbing. We will definitely hire Chris' Plumbing in the future.
Chris' PlumbingChris' Plumbing
Mike C.
I strongly recommend DrainFlo for your plumbing needs!
DrainFlo LLCDrainFlo LLC
Karen N.
Pacific NW Green Plumbing responded promptly to my request. JT, the plumber that came to my house, was professional, polite, and very competent. I definitely recommend Pacific NW Green Plumbing.
PNW Green PlumbingPNW Green Plumbing
Mike C.
Chris plumbing gave me fair and honest estimate and completed job effectively.
Chris' PlumbingChris' Plumbing
Shailly T.
Very happy with the service. We were in the middle of a renovation and needed some last minute plumbing job. Ryan gave us a fair quote and was able to take care of the job same day. Will definitely reach out to him for future plumbing needs.
Heafey's PlumbingHeafey's Plumbing
Rob A.
The pro did a great job working around old plumbing to create a quick fix.
Danika Plumbing LLCDanika Plumbing LLC
Marianne S.
Great! Chris's plumbing quickly repaired my bathtub drain fixture. Excellent service.
Chris' PlumbingChris' Plumbing
Rebekah F.
Had a great experience with Chris’ Plumbing. Anthony was on time, professional and fixed the sink plumbing quickly. Responded to my initial inquiry almost immediately and had the problem resolved in 24 hrs. Kudos to them! Will keep them on my short list of home resources for sure!
Chris' PlumbingChris' Plumbing
Natalie C.
Chris's plumbing did an excellent job. They re-plumbed our two-bedroom one-bath house we are fixing up in only two days. We are really happy with the work they did for us and can't recommend them enough. Their pricing is also hard to beat.
Chris' PlumbingChris' Plumbing
Chris R.
Justin and Ferris were prompt and fast getting my plumbing needs taken care of. Thanks!
Danika Plumbing LLCDanika Plumbing LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Eric is very professional and solved my plumbing issue quickly, and explained what he was doing along the way. He was also very accommodating of my schedule, which made life so easy. Really recommend Got G-Pa & Dad's Talent for plumbing.
Got G-Pa & Dad's Talent HandymanGot G-Pa & Dad's Talent Handyman
Dan P.
Chris' Plumbing reached out almost immediately and we got on the calendar the next morning. Max came out (was early - YAY!) and quickly assessed the issue. After retrieving the supplied he needed the repair was done quickly. I would definitely recommend Chris' Plumbing.
Chris' PlumbingChris' Plumbing
Soumya M.
Solved my kitchen plumbing problem swiftly and very professionally. Would totally recommend. Thanks.
Steady Flow Sewer & Drain CoSteady Flow Sewer & Drain Co
Sam B.
If you are looking for a honest and hard working plumbing company, 100% you have found them. Aaron was super efficient and didn't leave until the project was done, which ended up being super late. Thanks PNW Plumbing, will use you for all future projects!
PNW Green PlumbingPNW Green Plumbing
Jenny L.
Highly recommend Chris’s Plumbing!! Just wanted to say thank you, again, for coming out and fixing my shower clogging issue today! I will definitely recommend you to all of my neighbors, friends, and family should they ever need plumbing help. 😊 Merry Christmas!! 🎄
Chris' PlumbingChris' Plumbing
Mimi B.
H2FLOw Plumbing was a wonderful company use for my problem. Hassan answered my email quickly. He was very thorough in checking out every place the leak could be. He found the problem quickly and fixed it quickly. I will definitely call him again for other plumbing matters.
H2flow plumbingH2flow plumbing
Michael A.
Shane was professional and really know his craft. We would hire him again for plumbing needs.
Professional Plumbing llcProfessional Plumbing llc
Anthony D.
Quick and responsive! Very informative as well! We will be coming back from all of our plumbing needs
Heafey's PlumbingHeafey's Plumbing
Amber E.
Max was incredibly helpful during our emergency plumbing situation. He fixed our outdoor water main quickly and delivered the project within the initial quote he gave us (for free). I would recommend Max to anyone and I'll be saving his contact info for future plumbing needs.
PLC ServicesPLC Services
Thumbtack Customer
Just wanted to say Danika Plumbing was prompt, courteous and professional. Their response time was incredible! I highly recommend these guys!
Danika Plumbing LLCDanika Plumbing LLC
Mickey J.
I met H2Flow Plumbing a week ago when I needed a quote for some plumbing repairs to a home we just moved into. The price was right and the work was completely quickly and efficiently. A+ work included installing a high dishwasher loop and replacing "form/fit flexible" p-traps (not to code) with p-traps that meet code.
H2flow plumbingH2flow plumbing
Corinna F.
Our problem ended up being bigger than we’d hoped and Chris’ Plumbing was amazing about helping us navigate leak detection companies and next steps. We weren’t able to work with them on the fix this time around but will 100% be coming to them again if/when we have plumbing needs for the customer service alone.
Chris' PlumbingChris' Plumbing
Shanna C.
Danika Plumbing was quick to respond and help provide a solution to our water heater issues. Would recommend and work with them again.
Danika Plumbing LLCDanika Plumbing LLC
Tina P.
Ryan was great! I just came across some additional plumbing items that need repair, and will definitely be using Heafey's again.
Heafey's PlumbingHeafey's Plumbing
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