To call a qualified plumber to fix your blocked drains mean that you would have to spend money for the service and perhaps on parts replacement. The overall cost of your plumbing needs would vary on different aspects such as the plumber’s expertise and the degree of job difficulty. Although you would spend money on plumbing repairs, there are ways to reduce the costs. Here some tips:
Avoid emergency calls
Before calling a plumbing technician, try to asses if the issue requires immediate attention. Otherwise, wait for the next day if the issue happens during the night. Take note, that emergency calls and calls placed during the night are higher in rates compared to day time. If you noticed that your drains are blocked, avoid using the area to prevent flooding. Learn how to differentiate an emergency plumbing situation from a plumbing issue that can wait the next day. Gushing water pipes, frozen pipes and overflowing toilets are considered to be a plumbing emergency. Call a qualified plumbing technician in such cases.
Chose cheaper schedule on a weekday
You should know that not all plumbing calls have the same rates. Calls for blocked drains repair during weekdays are generally cheaper compared to weekend schedules. Repair and maintenance schedules during holidays are also higher in rates. In setting a schedule with a plumber, observe due-diligence to lower your overall costs.
Reduce repair time
Some plumbers charge their rates on an hourly basis while there are plumbers who charge their rates on a per project basis. Find out about the charging information of plumbers or the company. You will also get the information when you request for cost estimates. Note down all your plumbing issues. Perhaps you have a leaking pipe aside from blocked drains or maybe you want your boiler to be checked before winter starts. If you list down the issues, the plumber can start working right away. He can also provide accurate cost estimate and you can prepare your money. Compare the rates of different plumbing companies until you get the most reasonable price for blocked drains repair.