Moving into a new property can be stressful, especially knowing who to call when you have utility problems.
How are plumbers paid?
When hiring a plumber, you will need to remember that not all jobs are the same. Plumbers won’t always know how much a job is going to cost or how long it will take.
Most plumbing service providers will ask to come and see the issue you want to fix and then be able to give you a quote on how much you’re looking to pay. Of course, this won’t be an exact price because there may be some hidden factors that are included in the job that were not visible at first.
You shouldn’t have to pay any upfront costs as money is usually dealt with once the job is done. You should also avoid paying for plumber’s additional equipment as they should be included in the final price.
The hourly rate of a general plumber is usually between £40 and £80 depending on the severity and length of the case. You can expect to pay double and even triple this in emergency plumbing situations.
Are estimates free?
Most plumbing groups will give a free estimate of a job as an estimate is not final and can change to be higher or even lower.
The reason some plumbers charge for estimates is that they may not work at an hourly rate, and so want to charge for all the time they have spent on your property. This includes coming to assess your situation and making an estimate on the cos6t of the job.
Should I have an emergency plumber?
While it is not necessary to always use the same plumber and emergency plumber, it is advised you go back to them as it will make seeing to jobs easier as they will know exactly what has been done.
If you want to save water costs and avoid any serious plumbing issues, it is advised you have the number of an emergency plumbing service you can trust, that offer a range of services to avoid excess water wastage and spending.
Remember that emergency plumbers charge almost three times the rate of general plumbers.
Common plumbing services
- Burst & Leaking Pipes
- Hot/Cold Water Tanks
- Immersion Heaters
- Blocked Drains
- Toilets & Sinks
- Bathrooms Installed
- Central Heating Installed
- Gas Leaks
- Boiler Maintenance / Repairs