Plumbing Supplies Edmonton
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When you are looking for plumbing supplies in Edmonton you most likely think about one of the big box stores. Which if you are looking for a plumbing fixture of some sort or the most common types of plumbing supplies then you will be just fine going to one of these stores. If however you are looking for an older part of some kind or something that is not for your home but for a commercial plumbing project or maybe an industrial plumbing project then you will need to go to a plumbing supply or plumbing wholesaler.
There are three main plumbing supply companies in Edmonton that are used by plumbers in Edmonton on a regular basis. These are Emco, Bartle and Gibson, and Wolseley. As these are plumbing wholesalers you can expect that the costs for someone that is not a plumber to be higher, but if it is a part that you need then at least you can repair what you are doing instead of replacing the whole thing.
Other plumbing supply companies in Edmonton are Best Plumbing and Lighting and BA Robinson. These companies do cater more to home owners and plumbers alike.
If you are working on a larger project then any plumber that you hire can supply you with any or all of the plumbing supplies that are required for that job.
Often plumbing fixtures will cost more at a plumbing wholesaler than at one of the big box stores. Not just for you but for plumbers in Edmonton as well. The reason for this is the way the product is made. For instance every product has a master distributor that supplies the product to the wholesalers. If that product fails in some way often the master distributor will have parts for that product. If however you buy a plumbing fixture from a big box store then that product is supplied from a different source. Even though the faucet or toilet might look the same the assembly and parts for that product are different. This is most likely because the big box stores need the lowest price possible to compete with each other. This generally means an inferior product. Not a bad product just inferior.
This means that if you are price shopping you might think you are getting a killer deal from one of the big box stores but in actual fact the product may not last nearly as long as the same looking product from a plumbing wholesaler.
If you need a plumber or gas fitter in Edmonton give us a call at 780-264-0878
Kramer Plumbing and Radiant Heat
249 Grand Meadow Cres.
Edmonton Plumbing Prices
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How much do plumbers charge in Edmonton?
This can vary quite a bit from company to company. If a company is very busy they will sometimes charge more than normal simply because they do not want the job. Or if a company uses inferior products, doesn’t pull permits, uses apprentices or handyman on the jobs they quote the price could be a lot lower.
For the most part if you pick the lowest price there must be something that is given up. You cannot go and buy a brand new car for the price of a used car. If you think you are getting a deal you might be, but if you think you are getting a killer deal then most likely you are getting taken to the cleaners in some way.
The hourly rate for a journeyman plumber in the city of Edmonton goes from anywhere between $85 per hour to $105 per hour. If you get a quote on a job this price could end up being higher or lower depending on how the job goes.
In fact if you are getting a quote the plumbing company will cover all of their bases in that quote and the price could be a lot higher than if you had the work done by the hour. Unless of course the company you higher doesn’t have qualified workers, then the hours can be a lot higher.
If you find a plumber that is going to charge you under $85 per hour then the chances of them coming back to guarantee their work is few and far between.
Whenever I get a job I always ask the home owner what the other plumbing prices came in at. Last week I did a job for $420, another plumber came in at $475 and another plumber came in at $675.
This was quite the difference in pricing. And once I was done the job when I added up my time and material my price should have been $480, so in a sense I lost $5. Not a big deal, and I never did tell the client about that.
But on the other side of things, the company that quoted $675 would have made $195 in extra profit, not profit, but extra profit. Since I did make a profit.
Other Plumbing Quotes in Edmonton
The other type of plumbing quote to be aware of is the low ball quote. Maybe this company uses qualified workers and does a great job. How do they make any profit? Easy, every little tiny thing that is not in the quote gets added to the bill.
In actual fact a quote is always just a guideline. No plumber really knows what is inside of a wall or under a floor to give you a dead on price. Yes, an experienced plumber should be able to give a close price, but since know body can be dead on there are many that take advantage of this.
You might be thinking that your quote should be your quote, but most plumbers will say the quote does not include any changes or any unforeseen situations.
I try to stay within my quoted price all of the time. In fact the only time I go over is when the client changes something or adds something to the job. Otherwise I will eat the extra price if I missed on my price.
However this means that I start off higher than a lot of plumbers out there.
A good example is a job I quoted about a year ago. I went and looked at a job and the price came out to $2200. The client said I was way too high because he had someone quote $1500. Two weeks later he called me and said he wanted me to do the job, saying the other guy couldn’t get there for awhile and he needed this done.
I did the job, price came in right where I thought it would. When I collected from the client I asked about the other guy. Since I now had a pretty good rapport with the client he was honest with me. The other guy quoted over the phone, came to do the job and just before he started said he would have to charge more because he was not aware of a few things.
His price was now over $2200, but I do not know how much over. The other plumbing company was there and ready to work, so most people would have just said fine, go ahead. But this guy said, fine, get out of my house and called me instead.
Thanks for reading,
Please remember that you always get what you pay.
If you need any plumbing or gas work done in or around Edmonton, Alberta please give me a call at 780-264-0878
Kramer Plumbing and Radiant Heat
249 Grand Meadow Cres.