How Much Does A Plumber Cost?

South African Average Hourly Rate R450
Price Range R350-R700
Top level Plumber R700
Mid level Plumber R350
Emergency call out R500 – R1000

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Plumbing problems can cause havoc in your home, and your bank account so it’s essential you have them resolved as soon as possible to prevent further damage. Being able to hire a plumber in minutes that can do maintenance and repair any plumbing issues can save you time, and money in the long run.
The cost of hiring a plumber can depend on various circumstances, but there are particular factors to be aware of.

Important Information For Hiring A Plumbing Expert

It’s virtually impossible to give the exact plumber cost without talking to a plumber first. There are a range of variables that can affect the price, such as, the type of job, how many people are required to complete the job, the materials needed. The more difficult the job, the more labour it requires, the higher the cost. Experience and qualifications of the plumber will also impact the cost. Luckily for Kandua clients, we have background checked every plumber and ensured that their certifications are authentic so you’re guaranteed to get quotes from qualified, reliable plumbing professions.

Costing Factors For Plumbers:

The size of the plumbing job:

Small Jobs
Smaller jobs require only one plumber and can be completed in 1 hour with the plumbing parts in a plumbers tool box. As a general rule – plumbing jobs that can generally be done in the first hour are considered small job or plumbing maintenance.
For example: Replacing a tap or valve, installing a new mixer, connecting a washing machine or appliance.

Medium Jobs
Medium plumbing jobs require a bit more time as well as a plumber with more experience to complete. These jobs can take between 2 – 5 hours to complete. These jobs need spare parts that must be specially ordered as well as more tools and labour.
For example: Replacing a geyser, leak detection work.

Large Jobs
Large plumbing jobs are the most complex and time consuming. They require very skilled plumbing professionals and usually quite a few team members to complete along with specialised parts. Generally they take between 6 hours – a few days to complete.
For example: Shower/Bathroom repairs, or renovations.

Plumbers generally service a 40km radius however if they are travelling from Johannesburg to Pretoria for example, this might affect their costing or call out fee.

Repairs and Damage:
In the case of emergency situations such as a burst geyser or leaking shower there will be additional costs to replace the damaged caused. This might entail knocking through drywall, pulling up tiles, replacing ceilings or flooring. This obviously won’t be due to the plumber however you should keep that in mind.

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5 Tips For Finding The Right Plumber

Get 3 QuotesTo protect yourself from being taken advantage of, we recommend getting quotes from more than one plumber. This ensure the rate you are quoted is in line with the plumbing industry standards. Kandua will connect you with three qualified plumbing professionals to save you time.

Check References – To ensure you know what you’re getting yourself into when hiring a plumber, ask to see their references. This will give you a good idea of the experience, work ethic and workmanship of the plumber you’re hiring. All the plumbers listed on Kandua come with 5 Star reviews from customers in your community.

Make a List – Make a list of what your plumbing needs are and order them by importance so the plumbing specialist knows what needs to be completed first and can plan the job efficiently. Remember to include as much details as possible so the plumber can advise you better and give a more accurate quote.

Get Rates Upfront – To avoid any nasty surprises further down the line, ask for the plumbing rates before hiring or starting the job. Some plumbers charge an hourly rate and some charge based on distance of the job. It’s always best to find out this information in the beginning.

Check Experience and Qualifications – Some plumbers are working without the necessary plumbing qualifications or experience. This can cost you money and affect the quality of the job. Kandua listed plumbers have been vetted, reviewed, and background checked so you can be sure they have the experience and qualifications required to complete the job to your satisfactions.

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