The honest and upfront answer is YES and at Essendon Plumbing Services we clearly list our After-Hours prices on our website Pricing page.
The cost to engage a premium plumber after hours increases due the cost of labour. In Australia it is law that employers pay employees an additional rate for works carried out outside of their normal working hours.
At Essendon Plumbing Services our normal operating hours are 7.00am-4.30pm Monday to Friday. Works completed out of normal hours and days including public holidays will incur an after-hours labour cost. Location of the job, difficulty of the job and materials required to complete the job DO NOT cost any additional amount for works completed after hours.
24hr emergency plumbers in Melbourne provide a service to the community for plumbing problems that need to be rectified urgently, either on weekends, public holidays or after hours. A premium 24hr plumbing service will ensure that should you experience a plumbing emergency such as a burst water pipe, gas leak, blocked toilet, or leaking roof, they will be there when you need them the most. A good after-hours plumbing service also understands the importance of not putting off or delaying plumbing work when doing so would make the situation worse.
How much does a 24hr plumber in Melbourne cost?
No different to plumbing costs during normal hours, 24hr plumbing charges will vary depending on the quality of plumbing service provided. A guide to what determines a quality 24hr plumbing service would be the following:
- A company that answers your call no matter what the day or time
- A company that can respond to your plumbing emergency within 1hr
- A company that has a fleet of fully equipped vehicles ready to respond
- A company that can clearly provide the costs associated with their service
- A company that provides a 100% lifetime, customer satisfaction guarantee on all workmanship
- A company that is Licensed and a Master Plumber
- A company that is fully insured
- A company that receives more positive reviews than negative
So how much does a premium 24hr plumber in Melbourne Charge?
At Essendon Plumbing Services we charge $154 per hour for 24hr plumbing, and $77 per half hour after the first hour. That’s an additional $44 per hour or $22 per half hour to our normal hourly plumbing rate.
How to Save Money on Emergency Plumbing In Melbourne
Have your homework done before your plumbing emergency arrives. Ask for recommendations from friends and family. Read reviews on plumbing companies in your area and call your local Melbourne plumber to find out the level of service they can provide and how much they charge for 24hr plumbing before you need them. Once you’ve chosen a 24hr emergency plumbing company write their details down and put their number on speed dial so if and when you need them you’re not running around trying to remember who it was and what their contact details were. Remember, in an emergency situation panic sets in, so if you’ve planned ahead and are well organised you’ll be able to respond quickly which will save you money. The faster you call the cheaper the repair costs will be.
Looking for a 24/7 Emergency Plumbing Service in Melbourne?
Call Essendon Plumbing Services for all your 24hr emergency plumbing needs. With over 33 years of experience, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’re dealing with a leader in the industry of supplying reliable, cost-effective, 24hr plumbing solutions throughout Melbourne.