Plumbers charge $150 to $850 to repair leaking pipes on average. Repairing burst or frozen pipes costs $400 to $1,500, depending on the extent of the damage. This includes finding the source of the leak, if you haven't already, and cleaning up any water damage.
Water damage can only ever get worse, so make sure to shut off your water main and call a plumber as soon as you're aware of a leak.
Most homeowners' insurance policies cover sudden, unexpected water damage. However, it’s typically not covered if you could have prevented it with the proper maintenance. If you're aware that a pipe has been leaking for some time, and you don't fix it, your insurance probably won't cover the repairs.
If you're not sure what your policy covers, check with your homeowners' insurance.
The following signs may indicate that one or more pipes have burst:
The time it takes to repair a pipe depends on the extent of the damage and the pipe material. Simple repairs to exposed PEX pipes may take a few minutes, while copper pipe behind a wall may take 1 to 4 hours. Underground sewer pipe repairs typically take 3 hours to 2 days.
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