Before you go out and hire a plumber, as a consumer you want to do your research. You don’t want to just hire any plumber because they are affordable, doing so can be costly later.
As a customer, you want to ask certain questions, such as; how are charges made? Plumbing rate can be hourly or a flat rate. Before you sign any contract you want to know if you will be charged hourly or one flat rate for the job at hand.
Next, you want to know what will be the total quote? This is very important, as having a complete quote tells you what labor, materials, and miscellaneous cost are. You don’t want to be told a price and then realized that the price stated only includes labor cost. In order for the plumber to give an accurate quote, he must physically see the job at hand. Thus, never trust anyone who gives you a quote over the phone.
Lastly, you want to know if there is a cleanup cost. Some plumbing jobs can be comprehensive and can leave behind large messes. You want to clarify with your plumber if the quote provided includes clean up cost. Having looked at all these factors will have you understand what you will pay for a plumbing job.