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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 Milwaukee plumbers
Thumbtack Customer
The service was performed in a timely manner at a reasonable rate. I would recommend Absolute Plumbing for your plumbing needs.
Absolute PlumbingAbsolute Plumbing
Steve R.
Extremely pleased with the service I received. In spite of running into some unexpected plumbing problems the job was finished on time and within budget. The price was 1/4 to 1/10 that of other plumbing contractors I had contacted. Without a doubt will use for any future plumbing needs.
Waterfoul Plumbing Solutions LLCWaterfoul Plumbing Solutions LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Plumbing repair. Shower installation. Great job! I will definitely call him again for another project.
Wrei LLCWrei LLC
Nick R.
Absolutely great my wife and I are absolutely pleased with there service and are hiring them back for plumbing and duct work
airflow 360airflow 360
Thumbtack Customer
he got ice thawed and drain flowing again. extremely friendly person and very knowledgeable about plumbing
Best Rate PlumbingBest Rate Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
I had some simple plumbing issues and small handyman jobs. Everything went well and the charges were reasonable!
Wrei LLCWrei LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Personable and took care of business. Would definitely hire again for other maintenance needs. He took care of a plumbing issue for us..
360 Degree Maintenance360 Degree Maintenance
Thumbtack Customer
Brian did an excellent job fixing our plumbing issues (sink and toilet). Very knowledgeable, very personable, very flexible, and honest!
Wrei LLCWrei LLC
Jaishree B.
Excellent communication and Great work ethics. Very happy with plumbing work victor did in our toilet to fix the leak. Will definitely recommend him to family and friends.
Exceptional Repairs LLCExceptional Repairs LLC
Troy P.
Very communicative throughout, fair prices and was prompt. Did good work on some plumbing projects we had built up (replace toilet, replace a section of a leaking pipe).
Exceptional Repairs LLCExceptional Repairs LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Dennis did a great job installing our water heater on short notice. Excellent price and I will definitely be calling him again if we need other plumbing help.
Best Rate PlumbingBest Rate Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Was knowlegeable, extremely fast, came with all tools necessary for a plumbing job I had never done before, and affordable. Was an over-all excellent experience. Would definately re-hire for further projects.
B.H. Handyman ServicesB.H. Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
Micah did a very good job with my hot water heater, and also corrected a defect in my kitchen sink plumbing. He was very courteous and thorough. I would definitely use him again.
Re-Plumb Plumbing Service, LLCRe-Plumb Plumbing Service, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I enjoyed working with Absolute Plumbing on the quick fixes that we had in our home. Douglas provides quality work, fast, timely, and he was able to accommodate a changing our scheduled appointment due to a last minute change on my end. One of the things that made me feel more confident in his work is his master plumber license. It is good to know that things will be fixed correctly the first time. Douglas is not much of a small talker, he focuses on the work. I will be calling Absolute Plumbing in the future for more updates in the future.
Absolute PlumbingAbsolute Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Micah installed a kitchen faucet. He was very professional, called to inform me when he would be arriving and was friendly and explained everything to me. I would definately like to work with Re-Plumb again and highly recommend.
Re-Plumb Plumbing Service, LLCRe-Plumb Plumbing Service, LLC
Tom G.
Victor was great!!! He gave us options, explained what he is doing every step of the way, and was absolutely fair with prices. I would recommend Victor to anyone looking for some plumbing won’t be disappointed!!!
Exceptional Repairs LLCExceptional Repairs LLC
Julie E.
If you're looking for a plumber, look no further...definitely hire this one! Travis was knowledgeable, helpful, flexible, and really went out of his way to provide excellent service. We will definitely be keeping his contact information for any future plumbing needs!
W. Trapp PlumbingW. Trapp Plumbing
Jack D.
The service was EXCELLENT and the plumber Kyle was professional, patient with me by explaining everything that needed to be done and had a great attitude. They are now on my "speed dial" list and I will definitely be referring my friends to Rocky Point Plumbing!!!! Kyle is an excellent example of what good service should be. Thanks very much!
Rockypoint plumbingRockypoint plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Absolute was great clearing a blockage in the pipes under the kitchen sink and then replacing the garbage disposal, all while explaining what happened, how to prevent it from happening again, and why things needed to be replaced. I will definitely be calling them again next time I screw up my plumbing.
Absolute PlumbingAbsolute Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Had a toilet leaking water all over the bathroom floor and even worse, causing water to flood the basement with every flush...the result of a nasty clog and loose seal. Micah was at my house within an hour of me calling--on a Saturday evening, no less. Quick, thorough, and professional service with super reasonable prices--other companies charge more for just their service call (for just coming out to your house, before they even start to do any work) than my entire final bill from Re-Plumb! All of this plus the added confidence and peace of mind that a master plumber brings...Definitely will be a returning customer (although hopefully not anytime soon!) with any future plumbing emergencies or needs! Highly recommended!
Re-Plumb Plumbing Service, LLCRe-Plumb Plumbing Service, LLC
Donna H.
The whole experience with Rock Point Plumbing was outstanding! Very pleasant setting up the appointment, very fast response, and Kyle was fantastic! He fixed things that were installed wrong from someone previous and explained everything he was doing as he worked. Kyle also provided me with tips on how to prevent future issues. His knowledge, professionalism and true care for what he does really shows. I really can't say enough about the excellent service I received. Kyle went the extra mile to address the issues and make sure everything was perfect before he left. I absolutely highly recommend Rocky Point Plumbing. They are my go-to resource from now on! Donna H.
Rockypoint plumbingRockypoint plumbing
Ann L.
Victor was great. He saved us by coming quickly and helped us avoid a really expensive "emergency plumbing charge" that another company was going to charge. He figured out the problem quickly, explained the situation well, and gave us different options to repair it. We will definitely consider using him in the future.
Exceptional Repairs LLCExceptional Repairs LLC
Jessica S.
Dick did a wonderful job fixing our kitchen faucet! He was efficient, knowledgeable, and hard working. He was kind and communicative which is always appreciated, especially when you are having work done in your home. I definitely plan on contracting future plumbing and handyman needs with Dick in the near future. He is great!
Thumbtack Customer
Communication was outstanding from the first interaction. Scheduling was super easy too – my faucet and vanity was replaced on a SUNDAY, which was very convenient for me. Doug was very helpful in assessing future work on my tub and giving me recommendations for how to do it and who to contact. I am very happy with Absolute Plumbing's work, and highly recommend this company.
Absolute PlumbingAbsolute Plumbing
Judy P.
Rockypoint Plumbing was exceptional. Randy in the office and Kyle on the job were awesome. I had a difficult pedestal sink installation which involved me having to buy a different faucet at the last minute. II was so impressed with the quality of the work. Their standards are very high ad they also follow the COVID 19 guideliness which was very reassuring. Highly recommended!
Rockypoint plumbingRockypoint plumbing
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