Need a Plumber, Electrician?

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably have a number of small inconveniences you would like to have corrected, but can’t do yourself. You put them off until a major problem comes up, and then you call the plumber, electrician or handyman. Most of these service people charge a standard fee just to show up, so if your job is small and takes less than an hour, you will still be assessed the minimum fee.

In order to save money, keep a list somewhere of the things you need done, so that when you do call someone, you can have everything taken care of in one visit. It will cost you less to combine tasks, and you can throw away that list and begin the next one.

The same thing applies to sewer cleaners. If you have an emergency plumbing problem, you will be charged a set fee for them to come to your house. Normally, they will ask you if any other drains need attention. If they forget to do this, make sure you mention any other similar problems you have been having, so they can work on them while they are there.