People are fond of saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” This is an adage popularized by American businessperson Thomas Lance in 1977. In essence, it means to leave well enough alone, or you might create a problem. That is very good advice on the whole.
However, when it comes to plumbing, it is better not to wait for something to break. Water can cause major damage, and an emergency call to a plumbing service can set you back big time. Here are some facts about plumbing contractors.
Clogged and busted pipes are the most common reasons you will make a frantic call to plumbers, Perry Plumbing notes. You could also have a backed up pipes, which means you probably have a problem with your sewage system. Leaks and water tank problems may also come up at some point.
In any of these situations, you can expect to spend between $100 and $450 every time you call in a plumber in San Diego. The cost will depend on the extent of the problem. The hourly rate can be as low as $45 to as high as $150 while some plumbers have a two-hour minimum to offset the cost of transportation.
Finding a Plumber
When you are in an emergency, you will have no time to choose among the plumbing contractors in the area, let alone get a quote. You will go with whoever is willing to come at once, and pay through the nose for it. You will probably have no protection for a botched job if the plumber is not license.
This is why it is important to establish a relationship with a reliable plumber in your area before you run into problems. You can check if the plumbing contractor is licensed, the rates are reasonable, and the work guaranteed. You have the time to shop around and do your research. In this case, it is better to fix it before it breaks.