Why Plumbers Are So Expensive
So many people dread the moment when they have to finally call plumbers simply because of how expensive they are. Some might say that these professionals are simply over charging people in order to make a killing but the thing is, getting into the field, especially starting up your own business, costs a lot of money. Some of that money is re-cooped by charging higher fees.
Think about it, the parts or materials for the plumbing job are not cheap. If you are unsure about that, just take a drive to any of your local home improvement stores that have a large plumbing section. Start walking up and down the aisles and really get a good look at everything there is and what the prices are. A basic kitchen faucet could cost well over a hundred dollars. Copper piping is certainly not cheap and then you have all of the little connection pieces, glues, seals and other parts that are needed to complete even the simplest of all jobs.
Plumbers have to take all of the parts and materials into account, along with their time and experience. If you want a highly experienced professional doing the job for you, you are going to end up paying a little more per hour. Someone with less experience will have a harder time finding work so he might be able to charge less money, in hopes of getting more customers. Sometimes though, saving that little bit of money on new plumbers will cost you more in the end.
If someone has started his or her own business, then there is all of the costs of the business start up that you will have to consider. They have to make that money back as quickly as possible so that they can eventually start making a real profit. Many business owners do not see a profit until they are five or six years into their business. That can be a long time to wait.
As you can see, there is a lot that goes into a plumbing job and business. You, as the customer, have to pay the extra money to have someone come out to work on a job that you are unable or unwilling to do on your own. If you are really concerned about saving money then you will want to do what it takes to learn the trade of plumbing. This way, you can always complete the work on your own and you will not have to hire anyone.
Then again, maybe you will simply continue to call in help but you will at least have a better understanding of why it is that you are being charged so much money.