Sinks tend to receive a great deal of daily use. Although they are designed to be durable, sinks will inevitably need repair or replacement at some point. When that time comes, it is important for homeowners to understand how a plumber estimates his or her prices for these services. This knowledge will help them determine the financial impact that these projects will have.
Sink repair estimates
A sink repair price estimate will be determined by the length and difficulty of the job. If the sink simply has a minor leak, the price is likely to be relatively low. Fixing cosmetic problems such as cracks is more expensive. A severe clog that is causing sink stoppage may be much more expensive, especially if the plumber must reconstruct the drain lines to fix the problem.
Sink installation estimates
If a new sink needs to be installed, the estimate can vary depending on the circumstances. The plumber will need to use items such as fittings, connectors, and mounters in order to install it. If it is being installed in the same spot as the old one, then the estimate should be lower than if it is being installed in a new location. The number of sinks will also affect the price, of course. Obviously, one will be cheaper to install than two or three.
Homeowners should determine estimates for how much these projects will cost and then hire the company that gives them the best deal. Knowing the way that plumbers calculate their estimates is the only way to ensure they are charging their customers a fair price.