It’s not surprising that one of the most searched Google queries for plumbing is “cheap plumber near me” – you may have even used this search to land on this page. No one likes to be overcharged, ripped off or pay more than they have to; this applies to all areas of life, including required plumbing services.
If you’re looking for a cheap plumber near your location, then there are a few ways you can go about it. Relying on Google is one obvious way; but how do you know you’re getting quality? To be ‘cheap’ in the plumbing industry, it can mean inexperience, poor customer service or worse. The key to finding a cheap plumber near you is to find one that offers low prices and high-quality services.
As the owner of iSpecialise, nothing bothers me more than hearing horror stories of customers being ripped off, overcharged, or having a terrible experience with previous plumbers. To ensure this doesn’t happen to you, continue reading this post. I will provide you with a few insider tips on how you can find a cheap plumber near you that won’t rip you off and will provide a first-class customer experience.
Request an upfront quote
The easiest way to find a cheap plumber near you is to approach a few plumbers in your suburb and request a quote for your services. Now, you don’t want an estimate, and this can very quickly go out the window once they commence work. You want a fixed price quote.
A fixed price quote will provide you with exact costing for the required work, which you can take to the bank, so to speak. You can then compare the quotes to find the cheapest plumber in your location.
At iSpecialise, we use “Flat Rate Now” software to provide customers with fixed priced upfront quotes for complete transparency.
Be aware of hidden costs
Even if you have upfront quotes and choose the cheapest, it may not be the cheapest option in the long run. To find a cheap plumber near you, you have to enquire about hidden costs that may be tacked-on to the quote. I’ve seen many people fall victim to this trick. Plumbers provide a ridiculously cheap quote to get your business, only to tack on a bunch of hidden costs. You cheap quote is not one of the most expensive.
At iSpecialise, you will never be slapped with any hidden costs. We pride ourselves in providing fixed quotes with no nasty surprises. Our quotes are final and never will you be invoiced for any additional service charges.
Be aware of inexperience
As I mentioned at the top of this article; cheap doesn’t necessarily mean the most affordable. Unfortunately, some plumbers are cheap because they lack experience or provide such poor workmanship and customer service that being cheap is the only way they can get business – they have no chance of gaining any return business. Inexperience and poor service is something the be wary of and is easy to avoid. All you need to do is a background check. Look them up on Google and Facebook to see their rating and read customer reviews. You’ll instantly know if they’re cheap because they should be avoided, or cheap because they offer excellent value for money.
If you look up iSpecialise, you will see we hold a 5-star Google and Facebook rating. By reading our customer reviews, you will know that we provide excellent customer service and fantastic value for money.
Enquire about equipment
My last tip for finding a cheap plumber near you is to enquire about their equipment. A plumber with state-of-the-art equipment is an efficient plumber. An efficient plumber is a cheap plumber.
If the plumber relies on CCTV inspection cameras, high-pressure jetters, inferred cameras and the likes of, then you can expect the plumber to be in and out as quick as possible. If the plumber doesn’t have any such equipment, trial and error is the pathway to the solution, and this can take time, which will cost you money.
iSpecialise use advanced equipment, including CCTV inspection cameras, high-pressure jetters, and inferred cameras, to get to the core of problems efficiently. We charge no extra for the use of our equipment and even office CCTV camera inspection with all drain repairs.
To find a cheap plumber near you, you need to look at more than just the price. You need to request a fixed upfront quote that is inclusive of all costs. Ensure there are no hidden costs and ensure the plumber is experienced. You want a cheap plumber that offers great value for money and not a plumber who is cheap because it’s the only way they can get work. Lastly, enquire about their equipment; if they have any and will it cost extra.
For a cheap plumber near you that ticks all the boxes, you can’t go past iSpecialise. Contact us today for an upfront fixed price quote with no hidden nasties!