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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 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.

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?

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 Vancouver plumbers
Barry D.
Mick from Core Plumbing was very responsive and gave good suggestion to customer for reaching a good outcome. He came back to help customer if there were any follow up issues. Highly recommend Core Plumbing to people who need plumbing works.
Core Plumbing, LLCCore Plumbing, LLC
Zach A.
Did some great quick plumbing work for me. Will use again for sure!!
CDF ConstructionCDF Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Plumbing and electrical work done. Stacey was very professional and took the time to explain the problem and solution.
I Can HandymanI Can Handyman
Debbie M.
Mick was a pleasure to work with. Knowledge and ethical. Couldn’t ask for anything more. Highly recommend and will definitely use again for future plumbing needs!
Core Plumbing, LLCCore Plumbing, LLC
Felis P.
RJ Plumbing was super responsive! I have an old house with frustrating plumbing issues. I knew it would cost a lot and was prepared to bite the big bullet. He was super expedient and found great options to my never ending plumbing and pipe issues. I was amazed by how quickly he fixed a leaky outside pipe and fixed the long term issue. Then he came back to fix the leaky toilet, which I thought would be up to $700, long day of construction and new pipes. It was a small fraction of the price, way less time and permanent fix to the leaky toilet. He was my hero!
RJ Plumbing Services LLCRJ Plumbing Services LLC
Matt P.
Professional service and installation, Codee went above and beyond. I would highly recommend RJ Plumbing and will call them again for future projects and repairs. Thanks!
RJ Plumbing Services LLCRJ Plumbing Services LLC
Michelle H.
This company was incredibly easy to communicate with and they were extremely accommodating to meet my needs for same-day plumbing assistance with very little notice. Great service every step of the way!
Great Northwest InstallationsGreat Northwest Installations
Deborah K.
Mick was quick to respond to our plumbing project and went above and beyond to take care of the issues in a timely manor. Great rates too! Will definitely be referring other business his way.
Core Plumbing, LLCCore Plumbing, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Stacey was great. Responsive, reliable, communicative, efficient and effective. He handled plumbing, wiring, trouble shooting, and purchasing all in an organized and thorough manner. I will use him again and recommend him to others.
I Can HandymanI Can Handyman
Tyra S.
Codee did a wonderful job updating our 1910 home to have current plumbing throughout. He even came back when additional wipes needed to be done afterwards. Very communicative, timely and professional!
RJ Plumbing Services LLCRJ Plumbing Services LLC
Nick D.
He was very responsive and listened carefully to my description of the issue. He was able to quickly find a leak and offer an affordable repair. Very honest and easy to work with I would recommend Jeremy if you're looking for plumbing help.
Jeremys plumbing llcJeremys plumbing llc
Virgil P.
RJ plumbing responded to my request within minutes of submitting one. He got me scheduled and taken care of quickly and was very professional about it. I added to the requested work and he took care of it. I would recommend them to everyone.
RJ Plumbing Services LLCRJ Plumbing Services LLC
LoAnn T.
The entire team was very professional and fast in responding to our plumbing problems . We got them respond to us while no other Plumbers could respond in timely manners. No wonder why company & Team is a 5-Stars Rating on Yelp Businesses Reviews. We’ll use again in future. Thank you
Advanced Plumbing LLCAdvanced Plumbing LLC
Ginger H.
Rey was very professional, explained everything well to me, and did very thorough work. He did a few plumbing related items for us. He stayed a bit longer to address something that was more complicated than expected - no extra charge over the estimate he gave me. I’d recommend Rey!
Ringo constructionRingo construction
Debbie B.
Needed to change shower hardware but I have an oldet plumbing valve from 1987 and it required some technical k owledge to make it work-previous plumber said I wouldnt be able to change it..but I ordeted the part the manuf.recommended and Jarrod was able to figure it out, and now my shower trim matches all the other bath trim and it looks great!
Anderson Plumbing ServiceAnderson Plumbing Service
Joel G.
We had him come over to do a new hose bib. He was punctual, extremely nice and talked to both my husband and I. As a woman I get so tired of being treated like I’m invisible by construction workers and trades people. The hose bib was put in nicely with zero damage to siding. I would use this company again for any and all our plumbing needs.
RJ Plumbing Services LLCRJ Plumbing Services LLC
Matt S.
2 hours after I "Thumbtacked" for help with a plumbing problem, Stacey had the job finished---very nice!! It was a Mike Lowe "dirty jobs" situation where Stacy went in a triplex apartment crawlspace two apartments away (because of the access doorway) to fix a water leak that had been there for probably 3 weeks. Only had to shut off the water main for about 10 minutes once we had all the parts ready. Would ABSOLUTELY hire him again.....Thank you
I Can HandymanI Can Handyman
Vicki M.
Wish I could give a higher star rating, and yes I am a REAL CUSTOMER. These gentlemen were so very helpful, overboard in looking for and fixing my bad and many issues. Sometimes you always worry about "getting taken" by providers like this, and that's if they even show up in the first place. But I am always pleased with Thumbtack and the people they choose to provide us customers with, I definitely was not disappointed this time either. Rise Solutions is going to be my go to plumbing company should the need arise or if someone asks me for a reference or referral!
Rise SolutionsRise Solutions
Nash A.
Unfortunately it’s been over a week and he was going to check his schedule and get back to me. I had told him I had an open schedule and I wanted it done as soon as possible. The least I expect is a courtesy text letting me know he’s too busy to do a small job (replace toilet.) All the other 5-star reviews mean nothing to me when he tells me he’s checking his schedule to get back to me. Just terrible! I ended up having RJ Plumbing install it and it’s been almost a week since.
Jody Gannon's JNB PropertiesJody Gannon's JNB Properties
Sarah N.
We could not have been happier with our experience with Mick. He responded promptly (and on a Sunday!) and was able to come out two days later. The main thing we hired him to do was install a water pressure valve for our 1992 house. After another plumber quoted us at $1200 for the same project we were happy to only have paid about a quarter of that to this company instead. Mick also addressed our leaking bathroom sink and overflowing washing machine. All in a matter of about 1.5 hours and for an extremely fair rate. 10/10 recommend hiring this company for all your plumbing needs!
Core Plumbing, LLCCore Plumbing, LLC
Matthew L.
Mick did a great job at my place. I've had some pretty bad experiences with contractors in the past, including plumbers, but I'm happy to say that Mick / Core Plumbing is now my go-to for my home and my two rental properties in town. His quote was totally reasonable, and he was very thorough in completing everything on the list and cleaning up after himself. He was also just a friendly and professional guy to work with and I've already mentioned him to another person I know who has had trouble finding a good plumber. Mick is independent (no employees) and that's what I prefer. I like when the person doing the quote is the same person doing the work. I'm sure I'll be coming to him with more work soon. 5 stars all around.
Core Plumbing, LLCCore Plumbing, LLC
Kimberly Z.
Wow! This was such a positive experience. Rick reached out to me shortly after I submitted my plumbing project. He was very clear and gave a very accurate estimate. Rick sent one of his skilled plumbers over the next morning and our shower drain leak was completely fixed. They even picked up on small details, like making sure the new material matched the existing brushed nickel in the shower that we would not have even thought of. The plumber educated us on what they were doing as they worked, and showed us what was wrong and how they fixed it. He also took the time to test his work in front it is to make sure the leak was fully remedied. I am so pleased with their work and how they treated us with respect. I will definitely recommend them to all of my friends! Thank you!
Premier construction and designPremier construction and design
Thumbtack Customer
Just a great experience all around. Dave was very responsive to all of our needs and gave us a lot of excellent advice on the best options for replumbing our floating home as he was knowledgable about many of the unique challenges. The plumber he sent to do the job was one of the hardest working contractors we have ever had here. He was able to complete the entire house in one day even when this meant time in our attic during our recent heat wave. The job even came in a few hundred under the estimate. When we had a small leak pop up and contacted Dave he had a plumber there within an hour to fix it and even installed a new bathroom faucet for free. We will definitely have Ranieri Plumbing back out to put in a second 1/2 bath we plan soon.
Ranieri Plumbing IncRanieri Plumbing Inc
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