Why do electricians or electrical company’s charge a call out fee?
The Answer? .. many electrical company’s have different rates, charges, service fees depending on the type of work they do.
For example, an electrical company doing project homes, new builds, commercial fit outs or large projects generally do not charge a call out fee to their job as time travel for the fleet of vehicles has been allowed for in the lump sum quote already. They travel to the job for the day and generally go home or back to the office at the end of the day with costs already covered!
Westcork Electrical specialise in service and maintenance electrical, which, involves travelling to and from numerous jobs every day. For instance one job may be from Croydon Park to Balmain, once that job ends the technician may have to pack up and travel from Balmain to Woolahara as an example. Sydney traffic is not pleasant by any means not to mind if you hit peak hour this journey may take up to 1 hour also passing through tolls.
The Technician may actually only work a productive 5 hour day, but hes got to get paid for 8 hours.. right? That means if the technician is only charged out for 5 hours the company does not cover, fuel, tolls, and vehicle running costs and this is why we incur a small service fee at westcork.
Many company’s will lead you to believe you are getting a $0 call out fee, but, it’s actually lumped onto the job or task they are about to start, repair or service.
We’re honest and quote up front at Westcork, simple pricing, no hidden surprises!