What does the Plumbers Call-Out Fee Cover?

February 27, 2015 12:08 pm Published by
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While not everyone may be thrilled to be invoiced for a plumbing ‘call-out fee’, it is essential for any local plumber who intends to stay in business and deliver a high quality plumbing service to customers.

Most plumbing call-out Fees generally cover the following items:

– The time required to reach your location

– The fuel costs of travelling to your location

– Plumbing vehicle maintenance to ensure efficient service

– Insurances

– Fees to ensure Plumbing Licenses are kept up to date e.g. Newman Plumbing is a member of the Master Plumbers Association

– General administration e.g. invoicing and accounting

If you come across a plumber that doesn’t charge a call-out fee, forgo the excitement for one moment and consider the following few things.

The first, may mean that your plumber might not be able to afford business expenses required to hold the necessary insurance and licenses of a quality plumber. At Newman Plumbing, you can be sure that all of our licenses and memberships are up to date.

The second reverts back to the ‘you get what you pay for’ mentality. A plumber that isn’t charging enough money to complete the job effectively is highly likely to use quick, temporary solutions or equipment that is all too likely to cause further (possibly irreparable) damage down the track.

Third and last, if you employ a plumber to do contract work, such as a kitchen and bathroom renovation, and their plumbing business goes bankrupt in the middle of your work – you won’t be able to get your money back.

At Newman Plumbing, we ensure the best quality plumbing services in Melbourne, so give us a call on 0418 328 767 and we’d be happy to chat about our fees, services and quality of work.



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