April 28, 2023

Why are plumbers expensive?

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A person wearing blue gloves uses equipment to inspect or perform maintenance on a pipe or conduit embedded in the ground, meticulously showcasing why plumbers are expensive given the specialized skills and tools required for such intricate work.

Why are plumbers so expensive is a question we get asked all too often…

Imagine Crawling Through Contaminated Slop To Find Tree Roots

The ‘ICK’ Factor

Yes! Plumbing IS a dirty job. So much that people much prefer to pay plumbers to do the dirty work! This is why plumbers are so expensive.

It IS dirty and physical and sometimes involves working with sewage piping. Doran Plumbing and Drainage specializes in clogged sewer piping inside and outside and take pride in the service and workmanship they offer.

Water Is Life:

Water is life, as freshwater is necessary for every living organism on this planet. Your plumbing system delivers fresh drinking water for survival and provides water for cooking, bathing, cleaning, and dozens of other daily tasks. Running water also carries waste away from your home, keeping you and your family free from waste-borne disease.

Your plumbing system is, basically, the circulatory system of your home, so your plumber is its cardiologist, internist, and gastro-specialist all-in-one. Therefore, calling a licensed plumber for issues with water pressure, hot water systems, and drain cleaning, for example, is essential for keeping everything in working order.

Also, plumbing leaks are a one-way ticket to mould city, water damage, and structural instability, making your home dangerous and massively depreciating its resale value.

System Complexity:

Your home’s plumbing system is extraordinarily complex, with water lines running throughout the home and to the street, waste and vent systems in the walls, gas lines and toilets, sinks, bathtubs, and other plumbing fixtures. In other words, your home includes not just one plumbing system but multiple systems running concurrently.

This makes diagnosing and repairing issues an exacting and detail-oriented process. If you’ve ever attempted a plumbing repair yourself, you get where this is going. Most people take an “out of sight, out of mind” approach to the inner workings of their plumbing system, but it is precisely in these “out of sight” areas where problems arise.

If there is a leak somewhere behind your walls, every second counts.

Hidden Costs:

Plumbers also pay an incredible amount for insurance, wages, accountant and bookkeeper fees, administration fees and a whole different raft of bills including marketing, which all need to be accounted for by the charges on an invoice sent to a customer at the end of a job.

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Penetrator (aka Gavin) has been plumbing for over 20 years.  He has worked alongside other plumbers and in both commercial and residential plumbing.  His passion within plumbing has always been the challenge of a blocked drain…He thrives on defeating the blockages and will continue until he is satisfied he has 110% done the best he can.  His work ethic is unsurpassable and his workmanship is second to none. If there’s a blocked drain – Penetrator is your man!

If you’re an addict to blocked drains, clearing chokes, tree roots, high pressure water jetting, cctv and watching an Aussie Bloke do his thing you will enjoy this channel!


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