For all major (and lots of minor) plumbing work, it’s absolutely essential to use the services of a licensed plumber. Sometimes however, it might not be a plumber you need after all.
Today we changed a toilet seat for a customer (not a pretty job, but someone has to do it).
They had phoned a plumber to do the job, assuming that a licensed plumber was required due to a toilet being major plumbing. The plumbers costs included a call-out fee, a minimum hour charge of two hours, the toilet seat itself, and GST.
Those of you who have been through this before would not be surprised that the plumbers total quote was close to $300.
At LHHS we don’t charge a call-out fee. We don’t charge for a minimum of two hours either. Needless to say that when the customer received the news that our bill for the whole job would only be $83.16 incl GST, they were very relieved.