Plumbers are known for charging a lot. They seem to show up, fiddle around for ten minutes, and then charge a bomb. No wonder people try DIY, even with the risk of making everything worse. They go through tough DIY instead of considering these 3 reasons why expensive plumbers are actually a good sign.
A high cost suggests he’s qualified
Getting a license takes years of training and experience. This certification is vital because plumbers work with potentially fatal equipment, for example, the gas boiler. Gas leaks kill. Other professions like law and medicine charge a high cost after years of training, so why not the plumbing industry?
Without proper training, their mistakes could kill or seriously harm. Next time you see red when the bill arrives, remember his extensive training. Feel reassured that he took years to train and gain enough experience to keep your home safe. He invested time and money into his profession, so why shouldn’t he be rewarded?
Good Plumbers are in short supply
Honestly, the so-called shortage is a myth; it depends on where you live. To check the supply in your area, browse business directories. If there’s a shortage, expect a high bill. High demand with low supply means they can charge a lot.
When you get angry over a high bill, be grateful that he’s even there. In emergency situations, who cares about the cost? Plumbing might be expensive, but letting an emergency escalate costs much more. A leaky tap could flood the bathroom. A gas leak could cause a fire. This shows how plumbers save you thousands in the long run.
Justify the high cost or go bust!
If it’s easy to find plumbers in your area then there is no shortage. There is high demand and high supply, so why charge a high price? Because they can. This seems unfair but, believe it or not, high prices also work against them.
With many plumbers in the area, competition is fierce. There is money to be made, but customers can afford to be picky. Not only do plumbers have to worry about the competition, but also have to work harder to justify the high price. If they don’t work twice as hard to get your business, you’ll go elsewhere. Higher prices mean higher expectations. With so many professionals to choose from, they have to go above and beyond your expectations or they won’t get hired, at least not a second time.
Those are 3 reasons why expensive plumbers are a good thing. Next time you get angry over a high price, remember these points. Feel reassured that he is well trained and well experienced. Know he’s available in an area where there’s a shortage. With high competition, he must do his best to justify the high cost to stay in business. Always be respectful. If it wasn’t for him, you’d be facing a huge repair bill because the problem got much worse.