Plumbing problems can cause havoc in your home, and your bank account so it’s essential you have them resolved as soon as possible to prevent further damage. Being able to get plumbing quotes in minutes that can do maintenance and repair any plumbing issues can save you time, and money in the long run. The plumber cost can depend on various circumstances, but there are particular factors to be aware of.
Important Information For Hiring A Plumbing Expert
It’s virtually impossible to give the exact plumber cost without talking to a plumber first. There are a range of variables that can affect the price, such as, the type of job, how many people are required to complete the job, the materials needed. The more difficult the job, the more labour it requires, the higher the cost. Experience and qualifications of the plumber will also impact the cost. Luckily for Kandua clients, we have background checked every plumber and ensured that their certifications are authentic so you’re guaranteed to get quotes from qualified, reliable plumbing professions.
Factors Affecting Plumber Cost:
The size of the plumbing job:
Smaller jobs require only one plumber and can be completed in 1 hour with the plumbing parts in a plumbers toolbox. As a general rule – plumbing jobs that can generally be done in the first hour are considered a small job or plumbing maintenance.
For example: Replacing a tap or valve, installing a new mixer, connecting a washing machine or appliance.
Medium plumbing jobs require a bit more time as well as a plumber with more experience to complete. These jobs can take between 2 – 5 hours to complete. These jobs need spare parts that must be specially ordered as well as more tools and labour.
For example: Replacing a geyser, leak detection work.
Large plumbing jobs are the most complex and time-consuming. They require very skilled plumbing professionals and usually quite a few team members to complete along with specialised parts. Generally, they take between 6 hours – a few days to complete.
For example: Shower/Bathroom repairs, or renovations.
Plumbers generally service a 40km radius however if they are traveling from Johannesburg to Pretoria for example, this might affect their costing or call out fee.
Repairs and Damage:
In the case of emergency situations such as a burst geyser or leaking shower, there will be additional costs to replace the damaged caused. This might entail knocking through drywall, pulling up tiles, replacing ceilings or flooring. This obviously won’t be due to the plumber however you should keep that in mind.