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Old Jun 8th 2008, 9:13 pm
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I have a Valliant combination central heating boiler which I have ust had to have repaired due to a leak.

I called out Sertec via the Valliant shop in Benitachell On Friday and they were here as promised this morning (Monday). Two chaps spent almost an hour fixing the leak. They charges me a total of 84.19 euros, of which onlt 13.38 euros were for parts and 11.61 IVA. Which leaves 23 euros for the call out and 36.20 for the labour 59.20euros total Call Out/Labour charges

What I would like to know is, is 59.20 euros about average or could this have been cheaper ith anothr company
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Old Jun 8th 2008, 11:04 pm
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15 €`s an hour for a teckie is quite reasonable.
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Old Jun 9th 2008, 3:31 am
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Why did it take two engineers Is it standard practice to send two these days. Last year they only sent one guy for the call out
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Why did it take two engineers Is it standard practice to send two these days. Last year they only sent one guy for the call out
Probably health and safety working with gas.
I think you are making a bit of a fuss over 15€`s, as long as the boiler is working and safe I would be very happy at that price.
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Old Jun 9th 2008, 4:19 am
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Originally Posted by polly.walker
I have a Valliant combination central heating boiler which I have ust had to have repaired due to a leak.

I called out Sertec via the Valliant shop in Benitachell On Friday and they were here as promised this morning (Monday). Two chaps spent almost an hour fixing the leak. They charges me a total of 84.19 euros, of which onlt 13.38 euros were for parts and 11.61 IVA. Which leaves 23 euros for the call out and 36.20 for the labour 59.20euros total Call Out/Labour charges

What I would like to know is, is 59.20 euros about average or could this have been cheaper ith anothr company

Polly . I hope this is the end to your problem but here in Spain the biggest killer of all types of boiler/Water Heater is Calcium. I have Installed these Devices shown on the site below having lost two water heaters in 2 years I have not had a problem since.


hydroflow

There is an initial outlay of course but the water here is so hard its best tackled head on.The web site show you where to fit the devices and causes of water problems. I hope there is someone in the trade who can give you more expert advice, I am only speaking from the wallet already. With regards your charge re repair I am afraid that would be about right. You must have seen Rogue Traders on BBC1 showing rip of builders/Plumbers , My old uncle Robert Dulux owns a paint factory and of painters would say, Their first day on a new job without fail they always give it a two hour coat of looking at, Which means they do F.All just put that on their charges. Anyway My Butler has just rang the Dinner Gong so I must Dash. Pip Pip :embaressed_smile:

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Old Jun 9th 2008, 7:44 pm
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Don't get me wrong My husband and were delighted at how little the repair cost was We were expecting to pay a lot more. I was just trying to get an angle on how much we should be expecting to pay or professional engineers.

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