Companies have never charged trip charges until recently with gas prices rocketing sky high. Service companies that come out to your home carry lots of inventory with them. These service man typically need either a truck or van to hold all of the supplies. Driving has now become an additional expense. Not just a little expense, but a major increase.
Our company still has little to no trip charges.
Other companies are charging anywhere from $25-$69.00 to just come out and determine what the problem is. They will then write up an estimate required to complete the plumbing job.
What people need to understand is that paying $5-$10 for a company to come out on top of the work performed is fine. It’s understandable to pay for a truck to come out to your home with gas prices hitting over $4/gallon. Stay away from companies that are making a living on just coming out and saying hi. These companies will end up giving you an extremely high price to perform the work as well. When all said and done you’ll end up spending 3 times the amount our company charges.
Hire a smaller local company that has been around for over 37 years and is known for giving clients good deals.
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