Do plumbers give free estimates
Posted on Oct.11, 2010 by Chase Thompson

One frequent question that is sure to vary from one plumber to the next is whether plumbers give free estimates. KC Plumber Pro will provide free estimates for certain projects. If you have a large project such as a basement finish, room addition, or bathroom remodel we will provide a free estimate to complete all the plumbing required for your project.

Usually we try to pick a cutoff point of around $1000 for free estimates. If you project is under $1000 or likely to be under $1000 then we will charge a trip fee to come out and give an estimate. Most plumbing repairs that we get called on only take an hour or two to fix. This means that we spend a great deal of our overhead on getting to the job site. If we have to make an extra trip just to give an estimate it would increase the cost of doing business.

We frequently get request for running a gas line. This is something that can be very difficult to answer over the phone. If somebody wants to run a new gas line for a gas fireplace or stove there are a few things that you need to determine before you can provide an estimate. In order to determine what is required for a gas line you must calculate all the gas burning appliances in the house. Then you must determine the size of the gas line that comes into the house, figure the total distance, determine the drop, and also determine the pressure. For the amount of work that goes into running a gas line, we charge $100 to give an estimate to run a gas line.

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