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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 Redmond plumbers
Ashish K.
Had excellent experience with Rick. I would definitely hire him again for my plumbing needs.
Rick AllenRick Allen
David B.
Great service. Good communication, good work, good price. Will call him again when I need plumbing work done
UNDERGRINDzUNDERGRINDz
Edward A.
Stephen fixed a plumbing issue under the kitchen sink. I'm planning to hire Stephen again soon to install a new gas/electric hybrid range.
The Hanndy ManThe Hanndy Man
Hazim M.
The job I had got done very fast in a very professional way. The service was excellent and was great value. Definitely a 5-star highly recommended for any of your plumbing needs
PlumbingPlumbing
Ahsen N.
Hassan was excellent in fixing all of our plumbing needs. He was flexible with our schedule, did an excellent job and was great to work with! I would definitely recommend him to family and friends!
H2flow plumbingH2flow plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Cory came to the rescue within an hour, for under an hour, and under what I expected to pay....and no more leak! THANK YOU!!!! I will refer Danika to my other realtor friends looking for plumbing assistance.
Danika Plumbing LLCDanika Plumbing LLC
Shaikot S.
Jeremy did an EXCELLENT job when he helped us with fixing the outdoor spigot and replacing a garbage disposal. I look forward to do more plumbing related projects with Jeremy in the future. Thank you Jeremy for providing such an Amazing Experience!
DrainFlo LLCDrainFlo LLC
Kiersten W.
Addus did a great job on our plumbing/drain repair. He thoroughly explained what he was going to do and executed it with the least disruption possible. He was reliable and efficient and completed the project in just a couple hours. Overall, the process of working with him was very simple and we are pleased with the quality of the work.
PlumbingPlumbing
Kim M.
Amazing! He installed two new toilets and a new faucet for us. He was incredibly easy to work with and was easy to communicate with. He was running late and called to let us know, which we appreciated. Very professional, and courteous and his quality of work was top notch. We definitely will be reaching out to him again for any plumbing related issues. And won’t hesitate recommending him to others.
Emerald City HandymanEmerald City Handyman
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