Hiring a plumber is expensive and sometimes there is no way to avoid that. However, there are a variety of ways to get the most value for your money.
Minimize plumbing needs
A completely different approach to saving money on plumbing services is to reduce the need to call for services frequently. The most common plumbing calls have to do with the sewer system. Many households have one or two drainage problems and most of them do not need much attention.
One of the common drainage problems is the accumulation of fat. You can counteract this by doing things to reduce the buildup of this foodstuff in the pipes.
Buy your own Plumbing equipment
One popular way that could be effective to save money on plumbing calls is to buy your own equipment (this recommendation is made for one who is properly informed of what he is buying and who knows the risks he incurs, otherwise he will end up paying double due to lack of skill or information).
Traditionally, plumbers sell the all the materials & fixtures they install. Usually these will have a full retail price tag on them. Some of the reputable stores charge prices that are even lower than the prices of the contractors and that some plumbers pay their suppliers. There are many cases where you can make a more cost-saving purchase of your own materials and equipment, as long as you have the time to invest in purchases and the minimum knowledge and background information required.
While this approach can save you a lot of money, there are three caveats to keep in mind. Firstly, many accessories that appear to be compatible are poorly made (or do not fit the specific need in your case) and /or do not include adapters, requiring the installation of kits or other components that usually come with similar products. Shop carefully and with proper research.
Secondly, if you provide the fixture/materials and the plumber installs and something goes wrong, there is likely some confusion as to who will take responsibility for such. One way to avoid this is to consult with the plumber in advance about what brands or lines they recommend and then buy those specific brands.
Consulting the plumber before purchasing the products will also mitigate the third problem. Each product or product line has its own peculiarities of installation. Choosing a device that is familiar to your plumber ensures that you will get the most out of their experience and knowledge. If, on the other hand, you choose something that he has never worked with, you will be paying for some learning curves in the workplace.
Install Water Saving Plumbing Appliances
Water and sewage treatment cost money. By reducing water consumption, you can save on your bill. If you have a high water consumption toilet and you start needing frequent repairs, start seriously thinking about replacing it completely, as this is a very good option.
Instead of spending money on what is likely to be a continuous chain of repairs, investing wisely and getting a reliable facility will save you money in the long run.
This is also true for faucets and showers. At any time they need attention, consider replacing them with new water-saving units.
Sometimes all of above mentioned will not be enough so be free to contact us for a free quote and cost breakdown.