http://www.certifiedlocalpro.com All Vancouver plumbers charge a call out fee if youve asked them to look at a job. Every plumber has costs to cover and must charge something if you dont hire him.
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If you need a Vancouver plumber and have him visit the job site, expect to pay a minimum charge for travel time if you decide against hiring that person. Its not often they need to charge the call out fee, but it is normal practice so expect a bill if you turn him down.
Free estimates are common in the plumbing trade, and can be done over the phone in some cases. If you have a plumbing issue that must be seen in person, then ask some questions while youre still on the phone.
Charging the call out fee is not a common occurrence because the plumber that shows up usually ends up doing the work. The call out fee is typically waived when you agree to hire the man. Most plumbers charge about the same hourly rate, so ask what that is on the phone. If he happens to be a specialist, chances are good the rates are higher than average. If price is important to you, then get that out of the way on the phone, not at the job site.
Warning: If youre just looking for the cheapest plumbing contractors, you might end up with sub standard work. That will cost you more in the long run if the job needs to be re-done or worse, you were sold cheap parts for a premium price. Beware the mechanical contractor who seems too eager to lower prices, or comes across as desperate to get the work. You may end up with more issues than your original plumbing problem.
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