Those of us new to the oh-god-I-need-to-call-a-plumber situation are as astounded by the bill as we are relieved to get the job done. The experienced ones among us who’ve been shocked before despair in fear when we find out that our house is in desperate need of a new plumbing job. And so we say to ourselves, “It can’t be that hard can it?”. Several hours of reading articles and watching youtube videos later, when we have dished out money on plumbing tools we are not skilled enough to use, do we do what we should have done in the first place – call a professional.
Let’s take a moment today to understand why plumbers seem to charge what feels like a fortune, and why they might actually deserve to be paid what they charge:-
The Wide Skillset They Bring
A licensed professional who has done his plumbing apprenticeship brings with him a specialised knowledge of the plumbing infrastructure of your entire household. Not only do they know how to wield a wide array of plumbing tools safely and efficiently, they are also skilled in damage mitigation and cleanup services which deserve reverence, especially when it’s a sewer problem.
They Are Required To Work At Any Time Through The Day
Plumbing mishaps that need immediate fixing don’t arrive on schedule. Plumbers, especially those that work on a 24 hour or emergency call routine, charge for an on-demand service. All on-demand services are naturally higher in expense. Also keep in mind that plumbers do not earn these rates at all times or on a regular basis. They are only paid when they are on a service call. These factors mean that they must be ready with all their plumbing equipment and a serviced vehicle whenever duty calls.
Think About What You Have Saved, Not Spent
Plumbing jobs can often be of an emergency nature. It is common to hear novice DIY-ers mistakenly aggravate a simple fix-up into a full-blown disaster. At times like these, how fast the plumber can arrive at the crime scene is essential. You might lose up to thousands of dollars in water damage the longer you wait. You may have to pay big money on repairing costs like new carpeting, drywall repairs and electrical work. The quicker you address your problem, the better off both you and your wallet will be. You’ll actually be spending less money over time.
Get It Done Right, Get It Done Once
What you’ll hear any plumber worth his money saying quite often is “a lot of our business just comes from fixing the other guy’s work”. If you are looking for someone who struggled through his plumbing apprenticeship, and who is more than willing to offer you inferior service for cheaper labour, we are sure you’ll find him/her. But quality work comes at a price. The best sign of a job done by an expert is that you won’t be needing their services again any time soon.
So here’s the low-down – whether you are looking for in-house plumbing jobs, Sunshine Coast or elsewhere, when you hire a plumber what you pay for is more than just a handyman who knows how to work a few plumbing tools. What you are investing your money in is their experience, expertise and wide skillset that will serve you well in the long run.