When I arrived home from Colorado, I found a dead hot water heater. I was so thankful it didn’t do anything really bad like explode or flood my basement.
Anyway, I had the plumber come and he gave me a list of things he would have to do when he replaced it. These were extra things I would be charged for in addition to the hot water heater and installing it. I asked him, “Do I really need this?’ There were things like a pan to go under it. Since my hot water heater was 18 inches from the drain I really didn’t need it. I saved $25.
They then were going to drill holes in my wall and add vents right next to the door in that room that I always keep opened. I asked why do I have to have vents when I have a huge opening where my door is? I discovered that if I take the door off I wouldn’t need the vents. Since I don’t use that door anyway I took the door off. Saved another $35.
I know I sound like a broken record but it does pay to ask. I do this at the doctors office, the dentist and many other places. My plumber was really nice about it and willing to work with me. Don’t be afraid to ask. I asked just 2 questions and I saved $60 plus he even said he would take the door off for me for nothing. Oh happy day! ! :-)
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