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  • 24 hr call out.

    Okay, in the uk is now getting on for 1 am, in my local paper is one guy who adverts 24hr service, the only one till i start.

    Would you test him, ? now.? would you say it's fair, okay?

    How would you feel?

    Should i fone to see if he's genuine?

    He dosen't advertise a jetter or camera, which i shall,

    Do you think i should ask him to join forces (split the advert cost).

    Or, go for it myself?

  • #2
    Re: 24 hr call out.

    if they say it they better do it, we have it and our plumbers rotate the call, they dont mind, extra pay is a great motivator, also our on call plumbers dont take in the call we pay our daytime dispatchers extra and they also rotate the call and like to earn extra money good system works very well

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    • #3
      Re: 24 hr call out.

      Happy to get your answer, in the uk, it's about £60, in my area, straight through, would this apply in your area,? all answers really appreciated.

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      • #4
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        If you want to do 24 hour service then do 24 hour service. All you have to do is put in the add that 24 hour service is available which means that you do it at your convenience and not take the calls 24 hours a day, you can schedule the work after your normal working hours. I would not recommend partnering up with someone over the cost of running an add!
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        • #5
          Re: 24 hr call out.

          I do 24hr and if you call me out you better be ready to pay or my girl friend and my kids will kick you a$$
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          • #6
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            Im 24 HR service as well. I dont care what time of day or night you call. But if your going to call me at 3am for a kitchen sink, then i better recieve cash or a check when im done. No billing is done unless its a preferred customer after 5pm. I dont care if its commercial or residental. I like when you get there with in an hour of the call at 3am, then you pull up and the 1st thing they ask you "Can you bill us?" Ummm no
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            • #7
              Re: 24 hr call out.

              Now the subject of payment has arisen, what percentage of cheques do you get paid with ?

              I'm really talking residential, as i suppose you have less of a problem with a commercial cheque.?

              How often does a cheque "bounce"? are most people generally honest?

              I'm a bit wary of going in a scruffy house and coming away with a cheque ?
              How do you guys feel/handle this?.

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              • #8
                Re: 24 hr call out.

                99% of the people we do work for pay with checks. I have found that the (scruffy) type of people you are referring to are the ones that I don't worry about paying. It is the ones that have money that don't pay they will string you out whenever they can. You don't have a crystal ball that tells you who will pay or not you just have to be trusting and if they screw you you put them on the dead beat list
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                • #9
                  Re: 24 hr call out.

                  Originally posted by TOPDAWG View Post
                  99% of the people we do work for pay with checks. I have found that the (scruffy) type of people you are referring to are the ones that I don't worry about paying. It is the ones that have money that don't pay they will string you out whenever they can. You don't have a crystal ball that tells you who will pay or not you just have to be trusting and if the screw you you put them on the dead beat list
                  I have to agree.
                  I have only had several checks with problems, all three were in affluent area's and it was an act of congress to get the people on the phone.
                  I've had customers where I was concerned with the check clearing and never once had a problem...strange & interesting, makes you wonder why.

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                  • #10
                    Re: 24 hr call out.

                    To add to that, not one customer to date has ever stiffed payment.

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                    • #11
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                      Most of mine pay by check and I've only had one bad one.
                      My wife was pissed, she asked "who the h%ll wrote a check for $455"? I thought she was going to break out the baseball bat and bust some knee caps.
                      After a short looking into everything It turned out to be my own mother.
                      She wrote a check on the wrong account by mistake.(no, I didn't charge my own mum for drain work. It was for items I paid for and picked up for her).
                      I loved making that call. I told her I was going to send over some muscle to collect.
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                      • #12
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                        i try not to bill i make sure people know i collect when im done. and its always the ones with money that forget to send you a check. ive only had 2 checks bounce on me both for over 3g's and one was from a church? go figure?
                        Mike
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                        www.plumbinginclarkcounty.com

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                        • #13
                          Re: 24 hr call out.

                          Originally posted by haycad View Post
                          i try not to bill i make sure people know i collect when im done. and its always the ones with money that forget to send you a check. ive only had 2 checks bounce on me both for over 3g's and one was from a church? go figure?
                          We had a Church stick us for $150.00, They called us again a year later to fix a flush valve, told them they had to pay up to get us out and they did surprisingly.
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                          • #14
                            Re: 24 hr call out.

                            I only bill on commercial accounts or mutable rental units. I have never had a bounced check yet.
                            I did have a slumlord drag out paying me a $800.00 bill for 90 days that became a $1200. "she did pay" On my commercial invoices payment is due with in 14 days, if not paid in 14 days there is a 25% change for extended billing. anything over 45 days there is %50 percent surcharge
                            again unless there is a prearranged extended payment plan. witch has only happed 2 times
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                            • #15
                              Re: 24 hr call out.

                              Originally posted by appletondrain View Post
                              I only bill on commercial accounts or mutable rental units. I have never had a bounced check yet.
                              I did have a slumlord drag out paying me a $800.00 bill for 90 days that became a $1200. "she did pay" On my commercial invoices payment is due with in 14 days, if not paid in 14 days there is a 25% change for extended billing. anything over 45 days there is %50 percent surcharge
                              again unless there is a prearranged extended payment plan. witch has only happed 2 times
                              that sounds great, but is it legal?

                              i thought only 1.5% per month was allowed?

                              rick.
                              phoebe it is

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