How Much Does a After Hours Plumber Bill?
Often plumbing jobs are predictable, giving you freedom to get estimates and allow options for your After Hours Plumbing Service to come to your house during respectable operating hours.
But, on the odd occasion you don’t have time to delay.
How much is an After Hours Plumber going to cost you? Knowing in advance can save you money.
How Much Does an Emergency Plumber Cost?*
If your emergency plumbing situation 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 bill plus materials and the time spent on the job.
Call out costs can vary between $50 and $150, with around $85 being about the average. Very few After Hours Plumbing Company’s do not charge call out costs and unless you know them well, it’s best not to trust 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 bill 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 vastly.
Some plumbers charge around $150 as an emergency call out rate while others charge $250 or higher. If they have to stay to finalise a Laborious job, the charges can become very high because their hourly emergency rate will also be higher.
It’s not infrequent 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 repair arises, you don’t have time to shop around and find the cost effective rates.
Rather than be compelled forced to take the first plumbing company you can find at 2 a.m., prepare in advance by finding Emergency plumbers in your area and keeping their contact details handy. A simple caution 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 arises.
For example, if your drains are partially blocked and home remedies don’t work, get them cleaned rather than wait until they become completely blocked.
*Cost and prices in this article are indicative and should only be used as a guide. They also vary ly and are subject to market forces.