After Hours Plumber Costs & Charges?
The majority plumbing jobs are predictable, giving you breathing space to get quotes and allow plans for your After Hours Plumbing Service to visit to your premises during respectable operating hours.
But, sometimes you don’t have time to wait.
How much is an Emergency Plumber going to cost you? Knowing in advance can save you money.
How Much Does an After Hours Plumber Cost?*
If your emergency plumbing issue happens during normal working hours and you can wait for the plumber to fit you into his schedule that day, you’ll probably only have to pay their call out fee plus materials and the time spent on the job.
Call out fees can vary between $50 and $150, with around $85 being about the most common. Very few After Hours Plumbing Company’s do not charge call out fees and unless you know them well, it’s best not to sureness a plumber who does not charge one. The call out bill 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 strikingly.
Some plumbers charge around $150 as an emergency call out fee while others charge $250 or more. If they have to stay to complete a strenuous 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 daytime hours.
How to Save on Emergency After Hours Plumbing
When an emergency plumbing problem arises, you don’t have time to shop around and find the best rates.
Rather than be grudgingly 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 precaution 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 cleared rather than wait until they become completely blocked.
*Cost and prices in this written piece are indicative and should only be used as a guide. They also vary considerably and are subject to market forces.