Often the second question we’re asked is how much do you charge or how much does a Plumber in Melbourne cost? Essendon Plumbing Services was the first plumbing company in Melbourne to create a Plumbing Rates page on our web site where customers can clearly see what we charge.
There are no smoke and mirrors, no hidden surprises, what we display on our website is what and how we charge.
Our fee structure is set around being able to provide a premium plumbing service to each and every customer that engages us to do their plumbing work.
What is a Premium Plumbing Service?
A premium plumbing service in Melbourne needs to provide:
- An emergency plumbing service, 24/7, 365 days of the year
- 1 hr Response time for all plumbing emergencies
- In house administration team, contactable 24/7
- All our Expert Licensed Plumbers are employees (no sub-contractors)
- Modern fully equipped vehicles and equipment
- Cloud-Based Operating System and GPS Vehicle Tracking for premium service delivery
- Open and Honest Communication
- Transparent Pricing
- 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
- More than Just Plumbing Solutions in Melbourne
How Much Does a Premium Plumbing Company in Melbourne Cost?
In the end, you will save you money engaging a premium plumbing company that values customer relationships above monetary gain. Whether you’re dealing with our administration team, our plumbing operations managers or our expert plumbers, we always go above and beyond leaving you feeling comfortable knowing your job is scheduled for a time and day that best suits you and we support our promise by providing a 100% satisfaction guarantee (see our pricing options).
Plumbing costs are based on the job
The cost of a Plumbing job in Melbourne will vary depending on the job that needs to be performed.
A leaking tap may cost between $140 and $180 dollars depending on the type of tap. The cost is worked out on time taken to travel to the site and the first 30 minutes working on your tap. Essendon Plumbing Services Plumbers would always advise owners if they have time remaining on their 30 minutes we could carry out any other plumbing jobs that may need to be done around the home.
Blocked drains will cost between $275- $500 depending on the severity of the blockage. The majority of blocked toilet drains in Melbourne cost $275 to clear. This involves the use of a high-pressure water jet and or sewer snake to clear and a CCTV camera inspection on completion to make sure your drain is flowing properly again. See a recent blocked drain project here.
Replacement of a hot water system will start at $500 plus the cost of the unit. The type of hot water service you choose will determine the total cost of your new hot water system. The cheapest installation will be to replace your old hot water tank with like for like and the most expensive option would be for a completely new installation, with solar being the most expensive.
Essendon Plumbing Service will always provide you with professional advice on the various options for your new hot water service and a fixed price quote at NO cost. See a recent Hot Water Replacement here.
Blocked sinks, basins, baths and showers in Melbourne will usually cost between $140 and $250 to clear. This may involve disassembling the waste pipe to the fixture and the use of a plunger or small drain cleaning equipment to clear.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
“Warning, Warning, Warning!!!”
Don’t be fooled by advertising, the age-old adage if it sounds too good to be true it probably is, rings true with some plumbing companies in Melbourne.
Plumbing is a very competitive industry and unfortunately marketing spin has become a tool of choice for some plumbing companies in Melbourne.
What to look out for
“No extra Charge for AFTER HOURS” You need to ask yourself the question, how can a plumbing company not charge extra for AFTER HOURS? In Australia it is the law, employers must pay employees penalty rates for all out of normal hours work and fair enough too.
Now you may say who cares as long as I’m not paying extra but are you really not paying extra or are you paying extra but you just don’t realise it?
Next time you enquire with a company that advertises “No Extra for AFTER HOURS” ask them the question, how much for the same job during normal hours? If it’s the same, then possibly you’re paying AFTER HOURS rates during NORMAL HOURS. This can be done by CHARGING BY THE JOB NOT BY THE HOUR.
Charge by the job not by the hour
Commonly advertised now is we charge by the job not by the hour so you have peace of mind knowing what the job will cost. Now sure it is nice knowing exactly what the job will cost and it does provide peace of mind, but what if you’re paying for things you don’t need?
- What if you knew your plumber had more sales training than plumbing experience?
- What if you knew your plumber was paid commission on their sales?
- What if you knew your plumber had sales targets to meet?
- What if your hot water system repair that required a new isolation (Duo) valve at a cost of $140.00 now cost you $470.00 because you were told it is best to replace the sacrificial anode, TPR Valve and Tempering valve while replacing the Duo valve as they were likely to fail shortly?
- What if your plumber charged by the job and you don’t accept the quote, will you be charged a $50 or more quote fee?? YES
Charging by the job and not by the hour means the customer is not truly aware of how long the plumber has allowed to do the job, all you are aware of is how much it will cost. It is possible you could be paying 3hrs for a job that takes 1hr
Still have peace of mind?
Essendon Plumbing Services has been providing fixed price quotes for more than 30 Years, the difference is they are FREE and we’ll tell you the time allowed on the job.
Premium Plumbing Companies that truly value customer relationships will always provide honest sound advice over sales-driven service, we never charge for quotes and never upsell to our customers. Our plumbers receive all the latest technical training to keep themselves at the forefront of Plumbing. We are all about providing unprecedented customer service to homes and businesses in Melbourne for plumbing solutions you need, not for what you don’t need.
Additional Cost Considerations
Complex plumbing jobs in Melbourne can involve many unknowns, plumbers often face problems that can’t be seen or are difficult to analyse without exploratory work being carried out first.
Essendon Plumbing Services will always keep you informed about your job and provide an initial fixed price quote for exploratory work and an additional quote for the remainder of the job. Rather than quoting for a worst-case scenario, we believe this provides the best value for money for our customers.
Additional Plumbing Cost Information
If you require more information about Plumbing Costs in Melbourne, would like to book a job or a quote please contact Essendon Plumbing Services or visit our Plumbing Costs page - we are here to help.
Wherever you are, Essendon Plumbing Services is your expert local plumber and we’re here to support you, 24/7, 365 days of the year.