Proximity plumbing ensures each client is treated fairly, we do not provide discounts although we do have an $0 callout, we believe we do not have to complicate jobs by providing discounts as we charge fairly, to begin with. You can also read our blog on why we charge a call-out fee here. Have you ever heard of ‘ it’s too good to be true?’ chances are it is, if a plumber has all kinds of discounts and ‘buy this get that’ 50% off this, $100 off this’ – it’s just a scam to lure you in.
The age-old proverb “You Get What You Pay For” rings especially true with plumbers! However, when it comes to searching for “A Plumber Near Me” you will be inundated with “local” plumbers at bargain prices.
Again, this is a marketing tactic to be wary of – most likely, these plumbers will charge expensive fees when they finish the job and you’ll be hit with a lot of “extras”. So, take the time to call a few plumbers first and ask some key questions.
- Do they offer upfront pricing?
- Is the price fixed or hourly?
- Are there any emergency/after-hours surcharges?
A good local plumber will come to your home and provide a free quote, so you know the total cost of repairs before the work starts!
Choosing the cheapest will not give you the best. A plumber is a qualified technician and has worked for many years to attain their level of expertise. Like any other professional. So, the work they carry out is meant to be of a certain quality and professionalism. In the long run, it’s better to pay a slightly higher price for a plumber who knows what they’re doing than to risk an unqualified person attending the job and making the issue worse.