Paying the Plumber
November 3, 2004 5:40 AM Subscribe
How much should I pay for a plumber? [mi]
posted by languagehat to home & garden (5 answers total)
We're trying to get our house ready for potential buyers, and part of that process is fixing a couple of minor toilet problems: one leaks a little from a plastic fitting, the other needs its handle held down for a few seconds to flush fully. It'll probably take five minutes to fix, but my wife and I are too busy packing to try and figure out how, so we've called a plumber and asked him to come over and give an estimate. But I have no idea what's a good price: if he says "I can do it right now for $100," is that reasonable or outrageous? I'm in upstate NY if that matters.