Since I’ve been in the construction business and know a lot about plumbing, I’ve never needed to hire an emergency plumber, but for those who have, this could be a traumatizing experience. I was working on a house once where the wash machine drain was plugged and it wasn’t even an emergency and the plumbing company charged the homeowner $250 and was only there for about 15 minutes.
If you don’t have an emergency, you have plenty of time to contact as many plumbing companies as you need. If there is an emergency situation, you’re not going to have as much time to call three or four plumbers to get an estimate. It’s an emergency and you need someone right now and that someone is probably going to be the first plumber that you call.
If you call the plumber with the biggest advertisement or the one that’s at the top of the list, there’s a good chance that you’re going to pay a lot of money to have them handle your home emergency situation. These plumbing companies are usually at the top of the list or have the largest ads, because they have the most money to advertise and need to charge more money for their services, so that they can get more business and make more money.
If you’re not interested in paying these plumbers more money than you have to, you need to contact as many as necessary, until you find one that charges reasonable wages. You might have to call 35 plumbing contractors, until you find at least three of them that seem reasonable and can deal with 24 hour plumbing emergencies.
Think about it like this, if it took you five hours to create an emergency plumbing companies list of at least three qualified plumbers and you had one home damage emergency, you could get all of your money back during one plumbing emergency. However you look at it, you must make a home damage emergency list of plumbing companies and other contractors, so that you don’t get caught in the middle of a stressful situation, once it happens.