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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 Renton plumbers
Craig J.
Responded quickly to a plumbing issue.
Knockout Plumbing & Mechanical LLCKnockout Plumbing & Mechanical LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Should not respond to a plumbing request when not fully versed in plumbing. Did not finish the specified tasks and I had to hire a different plumber to finish the job and also to undo/fix some items completed by this contractor.
DMD ConstructionDMD Construction
Quin H.
Great dude! Would be my number 1 choice for my plumbing needs
DrainFlo LLCDrainFlo LLC
Sarah J.
Chris’s plumbing came for inspection and helped me find the solution to the problem real quick. Very responsive and ponctual
Chris' PlumbingChris' Plumbing
James C.
Ryan was great in turning around a tricky situation. He was super responsive and helpful and knew exactly what needed to be done. Will go to for all future plumbing needs!
Heafey's PlumbingHeafey's Plumbing
Wendy G.
I am so pleased with Danika Plumbing on Friday, July 13th :( we discovered that we had water pooling in our front yard. Danika Plumbing came out to assess the damage they had a small fee to come out and assess the issue. The fee was very reasonable. I was terribly stressed at what the plumbers were going to tell me needed to be done. The plumbers informed me the worst information I was expecting to hear that our water main between the street and house was leaking. Danika plumbing explained to me all my options and they varying costs. I chose to have the water main line replaced which was approximately 56ft from the street to the house. Danika quoted me a price that again was very reasonable for the job that needed to be done. The plumbers that came out were very honest with me about my options. Danika took a step above the rest and notified me that some previous plumbers we had out to fix a leak under our house that the other plumbers used very cheap materials. We had Danika fix the plumbing from the previous plumbers as well. We will definitely have Danika Plumbers back to fix other plumbing issues.
Danika Plumbing LLCDanika Plumbing LLC
Shelby H.
They were great. Our technician came out on the holiday, and was able to diagnose what was going in with our toilet/tub noise. He was able to fix it, by telling us to do several things, and as he was there, it cleared up. Free estimate which was great. We will definitely be using them for any future plumbing/sewer problems. Always good to have someone who is familiar with a variety of plumbing issues/noises, who is honest, and very knowledgeable. Thanks again
Jafco Plumbing and SewerJafco Plumbing and Sewer
David W.
Very responsive with the job scheduling, and get my water pressure problem fixed in a timely manner. The communication is great through the whole process and I would recommend him if you get plumbing related problems for your house.
Professional Plumbing llcProfessional Plumbing llc
Tabitha P.
Anthony from Chris’ Plumbing was very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. He went above and beyond to help solve my leaking tub. He provided guidance and suggestions on to repair the drywall. He was top notch and I highly recommended him!
Chris' PlumbingChris' Plumbing
Beth D.
Just had Anthony replace a valve for my master bath shower and he was Amazing! On time to our scheduled estimate appointment, within my budget with the estimate and was available to do the job immediately! I am so impressed and will definitely use Chris’s plumbing for ALL future needs! I was skeptical with this being my first time using the thumbtack app for anything but this company and gentleman (Anthony) knocked it outta the park! 😊
Chris' PlumbingChris' Plumbing
Liz M.
Steve was a plumbing savior! I cannot praise his work enough. My typical experience with contractors is having them take a simple task and overly complicate it with their trade lingo to try to amplify their charge. It was refreshing to find a professional actually simplify it even more than what was initially expected. He notified me of his ETA prior to his arrival, explained the work needed in detail and was extremely efficient in completing the task, no issues or complications with his work. Highly recommend!
TheEveryThingGuyTheEveryThingGuy
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