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What determines the rates that Toronto plumbers charge? First of all, the nature and importance of their service makes plumbers a vital part of society. Your plumbing and heating systems are “mechanical”. All “mechanical” systems eventually fail. It is just a matter of time. When it fails, you will need help. “Who you gonna call?” Plumbers play an essential part in the functioning of a city’s infrastructure. They are always in demand.
What determines plumber rates in Toronto?
Plumber rates in Toronto are a result of the huge amount of training and experience that goes into becoming a working professional plumber. Most people don’t realize that plumbers know more about the inner workings of a home than any other tradesmen. They are the first group of tradesmen in the building process and the last ones to leave after they set the fixtures, turn on the water and light the heaters. During the building process plumbers must learn the structural layout, electrical and duct work layout and how most everything will be installed. Plumbers must know how the walls are built and what lies within them. They work directly with the building inspectors as well as coordinating their work with all the other tradesmen. Plumbers know an amazing amount of information about your home.
Toronto Plumber Rates Are a Function of Demand
Who are you going to choose when your Toronto plumbing fails? Would you rather call a “stranger” or your “local, trusted family plumber”? Wow! Imagine that, a “local, trusted family plumber”. What a concept! Imagine this. You are driving to work or better yet, you’re heading out of town on a “romantic weekend get-away”. Everything is running smoothly and then your cell phone rings. The kids are calling with panic in their voices. Water is gushing! Sewage is oozing!
“It’s all about the “Trust Factor”
Would you feel comfortable calling a stranger? No. Would you feel better calling someone you know? Yes! Having someone you know and trust taking care of your home is definitely better! Most plumbers are honest, hard-working citizens, but you still don’t “know” them. It is difficult to trust someone when you’ve never met them. How comforting it would be to have a “local, trusted family plumber” that you already know to call when an emergency arises. It would be great to know that your kids, your home and your valuables are safe and in good hands with someone you know, someone you trust.
Choosing a “Trusted, Family Plumber”
Ok. You’re convinced that I’m right about this. A “local, trusted family plumber” would be a good thing. How do you go about finding one? How do you find the right one for you? You need to have a face to face, heart to heart interview with a plumber in your own home. There are specific steps to take. First, ask your friends, neighbors, and co-workers if they know a plumber they could recommend. Always call your local Chamber of Commerce. They usually have good insight as to the quality of a local plumbing company. Ask the chamber person you are talking to if they have used a plumber lately. It’s the Chamber’s job to be aware of the integrity of the businesses they support. Next, look in the local phone book. You can often tell a lot about a business by the look and professionalism of their ad.
The Comfort Zone
Once you find the company who you are happy with, set up an appointment time that is convenient for you. Allow yourself and the plumber enough time to get to know each other, the needs and requirements of the job, and enough time for the plumber to put together the quote. A minimum of 4 hours is a guideline, as most reputable companies can do the job during a single visit, so you’ll want to allow time for that as well. The plumbing technicians should have a form or checklist of their own to record the location of, condition of, concerns about and solutions for your plumbing and heating systems. Follow the technician on his inspection throughout your home. This will help you to get to know him and he will give you great information about your homes’ mechanical systems.
The Big Decision
Notice that I have not yet talked about Toronto plumber rates. Price is important but it should not be your top priority. You are looking for a plumber that you can trust and feel comfortable with in your home. That is your top priority. If the technician you like is with a lower priced company, great! If the technician you like is with a more expensive company, but you feel he is genuinely trustworthy, isn’t he worth the price?
It is always best to use a company that uses a “flat rate” pricing system. “Flat rate” pricing means the technician will come to your home. Look at and diagnose your problem and then quote you a price from a “printed menu” price book. The ‘flat rate” system is fair and equitable to all concerned. Here is a list of a few of the many reasons this system is beneficial to both you and the plumbing company.
How to Get the Best Toronto Plumber Rates!
Would you like to save money on your favorite, trusted plumber? The best way to save money on your service work is with a “Service Contract”. A “service contract” usually includes an inspection of your mechanical systems, waives all trip charges, gives discounts off the “flat-rate” book price and always gives “top priority” to it’s “contract customers”. Every company has different perks for their “service contracts” so you must consider this when interviewing your plumbing companies. “Service contracts” do cost the customer money, but sometimes you have to “spend money” to “save money”. Most service companies charge a fee for the “service contract” to give it value and in return, you, the customer, receive an even higher value through their quality service and lower prices.
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