Repairs and installation costs will vary from plumber to plumber. It’s always a good idea to discuss the potential costs with your plumber and get their advice on the best course of action. Some costs that may come into play include:
- Emergency call out – if you require assistance outside of normal work hours, you may be asked to pay a premium for the time of day.
- Hourly charge – plumbers typically charge by the hour for their work
- Call out fee – check to see if your plumber will charge you a call out fee (regardless of whether you select them to complete the job or not). This call out fee is to cover their time to attend your home and assess the issue.
- Additional tools or materials required – if you’re upgrading your unit you may need additional items (such as piping or fittings). Make sure you discuss this with your plumber so there aren’t too many surprises.