How Much Does a 24/7 Plumber Cost?
Often plumbing jobs are predictable, giving you freedom to get estimates and allow alternatives for your Emergency Plumbing Service to visit to your home during normal operating hours.
But, sometimes 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 24/7 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 charge plus materials and the time spent on the job.
Call out charges can vary between $50 and $150, with around $85 being about the ordinary. Very few After Hours Plumbing Company’s do not charge call out fees and unless you know them well, it’s best not to trust 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 fee 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 excessively.
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 difficult job, the charges can become very high because their hourly emergency rate will also be higher.
It’s not abnormal 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 job arises, you don’t have time to shop around and find the affordable 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 safety measure like this can save you hundreds 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 written piece are indicative and should only be used as a guide. They also vary ly and are subject to market forces.