How much does it cost to hire a local plumber and what can affect the price?
Hiring a plumber can sometimes be an intimidating task as many homeowners are unfamiliar with exaclty how their plumbing works and have heard horror stories about plumbers charging thousands of dollars for simple fixes. We plan to dispell some common myths and misconeptions what what it can cost to hire a local plumber and what factors can go into pricing.
The first thing to understand is that different work takes different amounts of time and can often require different tools, all of which affect the price of a plumbing job. Jetting a sewer pipe is a fixed cost, but we want to solve the original problem. If you have roots growing into the pipe that caused the blockage, then we would want to deal with that as well so the problem doesn’t happen again.
For example, a simple repair such as replacing the wax ring on a toilet or unclogging a drain can be as low as $100 whereas replacing drainage outside your home could cost thousands or more.
Even more, it can be difficult to give an estimate until the plumber is physically there and has inspected the issue. Unlike installing a new appliance, plumbing problems are often very dynamic and handled on a case by case basis. Factors such as age of the home, age of the plumber and more can all affect the price.
What’s the difference between a professional plumber and a Craigslist type plumber?
Many home owners will try to go the cheaper route of hiring a freelance style plumber off Craigslist or some other website. While this may be tempting at first, we recommend going against. Below, you will see just a few of the reasons we recommend a professional plumbing company to handle your plumbing needs.
- Has all necessary licenes, certifications, insurance
- Has all necessary equipment and tools
- Highly trained and experienced
- Implements plumbing best practices and no shortcuts
- Transparency and can answer all questions
- Wants to build long term relationship with customer
- May not have all necessary licenes, certifications, insurance
- May not have all necessary equipment and tools
- Unknown training and experience
- Implements short cuts and cost cutting measures
- Vague and limited transparency
- Looking for a quick buck
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What to expect from AquaTech Plumbing?
When you choose AquaTech Plumbing for your plumbing needs you can rest assured that you’re in good hands. We have decades of experience and in that time have built a reputation as a professional and reliable plumbing company.
We always put our customers first and will provide you with full transparency every step of the way. Whether you’re in a home or business we have the tools and knowledge to get your plumbing working in no time. Don’t hesitate to give us a call today to see how we can help.