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How Much Does a After Hours Plumber Charge?

Some plumbing repairs are predictable, giving you freedom to get quotes and allow arrangements for your After Hours Plumbing Service to come to your house during 9-5 operating hours.

But, sometimes you don’t have time to wait.

How much is an After Hours Plumber going to cost you? Knowing in advance can save you money.

How Much Does an After Hours Plumber Cost?*

If your emergency plumbing job happens during normal working hours and you can wait for the plumber to fit you into his agenda that day, you’ll probably only have to pay their call out costs plus materials and the time spent on the job.

Call out bills can vary between $50 and $150, with around $85 being about the most common. Very few 24/7 Plumbing Company’s do not charge call out fees and unless you know them well, it’s best not to have confidence in a plumber who does not charge one. The call out bill covers their travel time and other business expenses.

A plumber who does not charge a call out bill may not have insurance or an up-to-date licence.

If the plumbing emergency occurs outside of normal daytime hours, you will have to pay an emergency call out rate.

Emergency call out rates can vary enormously.

Some plumbers charge around $150 as an emergency call out rate while others charge $250 or higher. If they have to stay to finish a severe job, the charges can become very high because their hourly emergency rate will also be higher.

It’s not unique to find a job that might cost $350 to $450 during normal working hours costing $850 or more if it has to be done outside of normal daytime hours.

How to Save on Emergency Plumbing

When an emergency plumbing job arises, you don’t have time to shop around and find the cost effective rates.

Rather than be enforced forced to take the 1st plumbing company you can find at 2 a.m., prepare in advance by finding Emergency plumbers in your area and keeping their contact details handy. A simple forethought like this can save you 00’s of dollars later, when a plumbing emergency arises.

Another way to avoid emergency plumbing costs is to get those plumbing problems taken care of before an emergency occurs.

For example, if your drains are partially blocked and home remedies don’t work, get them fixed rather than wait until they become completely blocked.

*Cost and prices in this blog post are indicative and should only be used as a guide. They also vary ly and are subject to market forces.