The Standard Emergency Rate For A Plumber

Feb 26, 2013 by

One of the most consistent facts of life is that something is always going to go wrong. You might not know when they are going to go wrong, and they might implode at all the wrong times. A plumbing emergency almost never works with your schedule and it can be a frustrating experience. Of course, calling an emergency plumber to help you out of the mess is certainly not going to be a fun part of their night either. Thus, it’s natural to understand that the charge for a rushed delivery, so to speak, is going to be considerably higher. But, what is the actual cost for a plumbing emergency in most cases?

You can influence that answer on your own by sort of having a known plumber or plumbing service on your side. Naturally, if you have some kind of relationship with the plumber or the plumbing company, you will be more inclined to get a better rate. Obviously, that’s not always the case, and it’s not always that easy to find a way to endear yourself to an entire plumbing company. At the very least, you should always have the phone number ready and available for whenever you spring an unfixable leak.

The standard charge for most plumbers is going to run you about £20 per hour. For an emergency plumber, that charge is going to be understandably higher. In some cases, it can be almost twice as much as the regular rate at which plumbers work. While this might not seem like the best option in your case, you have to remember that your options are relatively limited. Unless you can fix the problem yourself, you’re going to need to enlist the services of a professional plumber.

In many instances, a plumbing emergency is not going to be convenient for anyone. It might occur at random in the middle of the night or it could happen during the day while the plumber is out on another job. In either event, the price of the plumber is well worth the services they will provide. You have to remember that the plumber is taking time out of his busy day (or not so busy night) to come and give you an immediate hand. It’s also more common for plumbers to schedule appointments with their customers rather than showing up at a moment’s notice.

Overall, the rate that an emergency plumber will charge should not be the highest priority on your list. You’ll want to ensure that the job gets done and that it gets done quickly. The only person who can ensure that for you is a plumber who drops everything to help you out.