(What You Need to Know about Plumbing Costs)
Not every plumber’s pricing structure is the same. Unfortunately, many plumbers are just out to make a quick buck; you need to be aware of hidden costs and fees associated with certain services. Moon Valley Plumbing wants you to be a savvy shopper when it comes to searching for a plumber.
Here are three things to be wary of when pricing out plumbers:
Choose a plumber that charges by the job, not by the hour.
At Moon Valley, we charge by the job, not the hour. Why? There’s much greater potential for a higher price when you charge by how much time the plumber takes versus how much the job is actually worth. Plumbers can take as long as they want on a job, depending on how slow or fast they work. And new hires, who are less experienced, will most likely work more slowly. You shouldn’t have to pay more just because a plumber isn’t working at the speed they should. Find a plumber that prices out their services per job and avoid paying through the nose.
Get an estimate.
Always, always make sure you get an estimate up front. Ask the plumber to do a break-down of all costs associated with the job. The estimate should include all labor charges and the cost of any materials if applicable. If you have questions or concerns, ask about them before you hire the plumber, not after. Getting an estimate (in writing) ensures you get what you pay for.
Be aware of hidden fees.
This one is a doozy. Many times a price can look great on a website but looks a lot different once all kinds of fees and charges are added after the service is performed. Before hiring a plumber, ask about additional fees (like drive time, call out charges, etc.) ahead of time so you’ll be prepared. Upfront knowledge is your greatest weapon!
In the end, it’s really about choosing a plumber you trust. The team at Moon Valley Plumbing strives to be a local plumber that our customers know, respect and trust (and recommend!). We hold a high reputation in Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler and all across the Valley as the neighborhood plumber that saves our clients money.
Here are some ways MVP can get you a fair price:
- FREE consultations
- We charge by the job, not by the hour
- Upfront prices – no hidden fees
- You’ll always receive an estimate
- Our work is guaranteed to be done right the first time
Whether you have leaky pipes or need a new water heater installed, give us a call today for a free consultation and estimate and stop flushing your money down the toilet!
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