Why do plumbers charge a call out fee when most of their work is offsite?
Plumbing is on site. We can’t resolve your blocked toilet via zoom.A callout fee covers the cost of driving out to the problem and assessing it. A maintenance plumber
lives by charging out his daily hours.
If he constantly drives to homes and quotes and only lands half his jobs, how will he survive?
That’s right, the hour rate will have to go up to compensate for that.Call-out charges keep costs covered and hour rates reasonable.