- On May 12, 2017
Tired of hearing the dripping sound of the water on your faucet? You have turned and twisted the faucet using the wrench to fix it but you failed. Isn’t it time for you to call a professional plumber?
Keep in mind plumbing is a serious thing and it needs a skilled person to do the job. One wrong move can lead to a major problem that will affect your every day’s life. Not to mention the thousands of dollar’s you need to fix the problem. Before hiring a licensed plumber your primary concern is how much it will cost you. This post will give you an idea how plumbers compute the total service fee they charge their clients.
Factors Affecting the Plumber’s Service Fee
You have decided or you have no other choice but to call a plumber. You haven’t contacted them yet because you want to know first how much you will need for this job. Here are some factors that will affect how high or how low plumber will charge you.
The Project Size and Type
The first thing the HDB Plumber would consider when making a quote is the type and size of the job. The larger the project, the higher the cost since it needs more money and more time to complete. Repairs that need only simple twitching or twisting of pipe will cost less.
For instance, your toilet bowl is leaking. This job will only take an hour so it will only cost you less. But if you need to install a new toilet bowl, which takes several days to complete, you will be charge higher.
The plumbing fixtures that need attention will likewise affect the service charge. This includes the cost of fixtures and appliances needed. Some of which include showers, bathtubs, sinks, toilets or others. If the repair or project needs a lot of fixtures then expect to have higher plumbing cost.
Old or New Structure
Yes, you read it right. The type of structure can affect your plumbing project. Do you want to know the reason? If the job is on a newer building, the service cost is much lower. If the work is on an old structure the cost is much higher. It’s because an older HDB building will need more materials than a newer structure. An old building most of the time has outdated materials. So, if you replace one part, you need to change other old parts connected on it.
Of course, you will agree with us on this part. The quality, brand, and type of the materials the HDB plumber will use can affect the total cost. If you prefer the one of good quality the job will cost you a lot. But, if you choose the cheaper materials, then it will not cost you that much.
Plumbers do not recommend using cheap materials. Instead of saving on repairs, you will be spending a lot. Cheap materials are low-quality that gets damage fast. As a result, you will need to replace it again within months and you need to pay the service charge again.
Although this is not of great impact on the total cost of their service, there are still some differences on the rate. If you are living in the heart of the city, they might charge you higher than those living outside the city.
There you have it! By now, you have an idea how much it will cost you for a leaking or damaged faucet. The next thing you need to do is to prepare your budget and dial the nearest HDB plumber in your area.