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Old 10-08-2020, 07:30 PM   #1
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just seeing what you guys charge. out here eastern long island flat rate during business hours 550 for first half hour 225 after that per hr. i here of rotter router charging 850 just to show up ?emergency call with snake 750 first half hr. 300 after for each additional hr
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Old 10-08-2020, 09:09 PM   #2
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just seeing what you guys charge. out here eastern long island flat rate during business hours 550 for first half hour 225 after that per hr. i here of rotter router charging 850 just to show up ?emergency call with snake 750 first half hr. 300 after for each additional hr
I work for Roto-Rooter Corporate. We charge $369 flat rate cleanout & $569 through pulled toilet. Same price all hours. Now I will say there are corrupt guys that will overcharge.
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I work for Roto-Rooter Corporate. We charge $369 flat rate cleanout & $569 through pulled toilet. Same price all hours. Now I will say there are corrupt guys that will overcharge.
but your in cali in im NY so the rate are probably different
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Many people who call me think 10$ is highway robbery.
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We can't charge close to that... Even roto rooters rate here in Canada is a lot lower than those rates...

Everyone's rate should be different depending on what they need to charge to make money
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We can't charge close to that... Even roto rooters rate here in Canada is a lot lower than those rates...

Everyone's rate should be different depending on what they need to charge to make money
Mr looter charges 850$ to auger the toilet and another one instead of installing a 7$ o-ring was charging 20 000$-40 000$ to demolish the entire bathroom to get to the pipes. The large quote was from an actual customer of mine and the other from a caller who booted them out the door.
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We charge our usual rate of 95$/hr plus a 65$ drain snaking fee. I always tell people, we might be the most expensive plumbers around but for drain snaking we're the best deal you'll find anywhere. OT is time & a half. Camera is 250$.

For drain snaking from an inside c.o. or pulling a toilet we only have "competition" from two other companies, one is roto and the other is rooter too and they're both way overpriced with the former being woefully inexperienced.



I have heard horror stories from the former like 1500$ to come blow air through the pipes which did nothing. And a house in which they charged the 1500$ to unclog and then a further 500$ to replace a piece of cast iron inside the home with gutter drain pipe and screw up the fernco connection and not glue the bottom joint into the tee!!



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For us its 200 bucks minimum and up to about 300 depending on which machine you need... If you need a jet its 5 bills on top of the already 200+ bill... That price is good for up to 2 hrs after that its more per hour.. For those snake jobs that take a full day to get them all out...



If its a weekend then I charge more even because they already called 5 other companies and nobody wants to go out wait till Monday ..


Those are house prices .. Commercial contracts are cheaper rates...


I have a hard time charging someone 200 to auger a toilet and be out in 25 seconds but I for warn before I even start...


Plumbing rates are so much per hr plus material.. Unless they ask for a quite then we set the price with a cushion in case shyt hits the fan...
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well if I'm breaking out the auger I only charge a service call but if I'm taking out the machine and playing with **** then I'm charging them. I had a customer ask why do we charge so much to snake lines I looked him in the face and I said because we are playing with **** and there is a price that come with that line of work. he though about it for a second and said you know what your right ! hey if some one in the area wants to do it cheaper then let them but I must be doing something good because I'm staying busy doing it and a lot of my job are through recommendations. I hooked up with a cesspool company and they recommend me all the time. I also seem to be doing all the local restaurants around here as well. hell I would do drain cleaning and water heaters all day if I could and get away from the new construction......!
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