You may have found yourself in need of a plumber when something has gone wrong in your home, but when they came out and evaluate your system they proposed a costly repair or replacement. This may leave you asking yourself, “Why are plumbers so expensive?”.
Drain Cleaners Vs. Plumbers
There is often a misconception between drain cleaners and plumbers and the cost associated with them. Drain cleaners are companies or people who usually come out to do one job and one job only, clean drains. Drain cleaners are not required to register with the state Department of Regulatory Agencies as plumbers are. These type of services can clear your drain of the clog for a smaller cost, but not necessarily reveal the true cause of the problem. Plumbers on the other hand are skilled in multiple facets of the plumbing trade with a library of knowledge about your home’s plumbing system. With this knowledge, plumbers can properly diagnose not just where the clog is at, but what may be causing it as well. Good plumbers also take the time to educate their customers about their plumbing system and thoroughly go over any potential problems that they find.
Training & Expertise
When you call a plumber to your home, you want the best. You want someone that knows what they are talking about, has done it before and can fix it right the first time. Plumbers are highly skilled through years of training and in the field experience that you can trust. Plumbers are also knowledgeable in different types of plumbing systems and the broad range of product manufactures. Again, this takes years of training and education which is part of the cost of a good plumber. Good plumbers are also licensed and insured to give you confidence that they have taken the proper steps to learn how to care for your home’s plumbing.
Your Home is an Investment
For most people, the purchase of a home is the biggest investment that they are ever going to make in their life. Surely you want to invest in your home to ensure that it is protected and safe for you and your family? When you invest in a plumber, you are doing just that. They will make sure that all of your systems are running effectively and efficiently. Trying to save money or cutting corners can result in a disaster. Having a highly trained professional work on your home’s plumbing system can ensure that it is done right the first time, prevent future problems, or catch an issue before it causes larger problems, headaches, or worse… more money. You owe it to yourself to invest in a plumber that is going to care for your home as much as you do.
As we stated above, your home is your investment. It is also the place where you and your family live together. You don’t want just anybody coming into your home and working on it. You want someone you can trust and feel comfortable with personally and professionally, who knows what they are talking about, and who is going to find the right solution for you and your home. Always ensure your plumbers are background checked and drug tested.
One thing that many people forget to take into consideration is overhead. All companies have overhead or expenses that have to exist in order for their business to run. Overhead can include but is not limited to:
- Employee wages
- Inventory of parts
- Vans / vehicles
- Office Staff
- Customer service staff
- Office supplies
- Employee benefits
There are many more items that could be contributing to a company’s overhead as well. All of these overhead costs have to be paid for in order for a plumber to provide superior service to your home’s plumbing system.
Listed above are just a few things that go into the cost of hiring a good plumber. Although there are many other factors that may go into this cost, we hope that this will provide you better understand of the value of hiring a good plumber and the importance of protecting your greatest investments – your home.