How Much Does a 24/7 Plumber Bill?
Some plumbing repairs are predictable, giving you time to get estimates and allow alternatives for your Emergency Plumbing Service to attend to your house during 9-5 operating hours.
But, sometimes you don’t have time to procrastinate.
How much is an 24/7 Plumber going to cost you? Knowing in advance can save you money.
How Much Does an Emergency Plumber Cost?*
If your emergency plumbing issue happens during normal daytime hours and you can wait for the plumber to fit you into his agenda that day, you’ll probably only have to pay their call out fee plus materials and the time spent on the job.
Call out bills can vary between $50 and $150, with around $85 being about the customary. Very few Emergency Plumbing Company’s do not charge call out charges and unless you know them well, it’s best not to entrustment a plumber who does not charge one. The call out charge covers their travel time and other business expenses.
A plumber who does not charge a call out charge may not have insurance or an up-to-date licence.
If the plumbing emergency occurs outside of normal working hours, you will have to pay an emergency call out rate.
Emergency call out rates can vary remarkably.
Some plumbers charge around $150 as an emergency call out rate while others charge $250 or more. If they have to stay to finalise a arduos job, the charges can become very high because their hourly emergency rate will also be higher.
It’s not rare to find a job that might cost $350 to $450 during normal working hours costing $850 or more if it has to be done outside of normal working hours.
How to Save on Emergency Plumbing
When an emergency plumbing problem arises, you don’t have time to shop around and find the cheapest rates.
Rather than be laboured forced to take the 1st plumbing company you can find at 2 a.m., prepare in advance by finding 24/7 plumbers in your area and keeping their contact details handy. A simple safety measure like this can save you 00’s of dollars later, when a plumbing emergency arises.
Another way to avoid emergency plumbing costs is to get those plumbing problems taken care of before an emergency occurs.
For example, if your drains are partially blocked and home remedies don’t work, get them attended to rather than wait until they become completely blocked.
*Cost and prices in this editorial are indicative and should only be used as a guide. They also vary ly and are subject to market forces.