Estimating the Cost of Plumbing Repairs

Published: 30th April 2010
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Thanks to his more than 31 years of experience in the plumbing industry, Jolly Plumbing owner Barry Jolly has earned a reputation as a top-notch businessman in the Northern Kentucky area. Jolly Plumbing offers clients all types of plumbing services, ranging from basic repairs to installations. Here, Jolly tells us how homeowners can quickly estimate the cost of basic plumbing repair.

With just a simple calculator and a general idea of what parts are needed to make a repair, homeowners can come pretty close to estimating the price to have a plumber come out to handle their repairs.

Estimating By Yourself

Now that all the home improvement stores have many plumbing products in stock, it is easy for homeowners to estimate on their own how much a potential project might cost. They can just walk into a Home Depot or a Lowes store and look at the products that are going to be required for their repairs. They need to check the average prices, and based on that assessment, they should be able to get a good idea of how much the materials portion of their plumbing project is going to cost.

As far as the labor is concerned, a typical plumbing rate is $75 to $100 an hour. If you are going to hire a plumber to handle your repair, those numbers can help you estimate how much the total project is going to cost. Just try and figure out how much time your installation or repair work is going to take a plumber to complete, and then multiply that by the cost per hour for the plumbing professional.

Free Estimates from Plumbing Companies

Most plumbing companies offer free estimates, and they will come out to the work site to do that. Some other companies might use flat rate pricing as well. But either way, they should send their serviceman out to the job site - which in this case is your home - where they will give you an estimate. And then you can either decide to have them do the job for you or not based on that price.

At Jolly Plumbing, we don't charge to come out at any time to give an estimate whatsoever. Jolly Plumbing offers same-day service as well. If you need service immediately because of a sudden issue, we can guarantee that you will get the help you need. Usually, if someone calls for an issue that is a non-emergency, we will handle it the next day,

Whether your plumbing needs are big or small, residential or commercial, simple or complex, we can help. For more information or to receive a free estimate, give us a call today.

Barry Jolly is a writer for Yodle, a business directory and online advertising company. Find a plumber or more plumbing articles at Yodle Local.

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