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Old 31.10.2020, 08:55
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Re: High charge of kitchen sink drain

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Nope, it is a special high power machine they use to blast push the blocked debris. And they definitely do not give it to you- expensive equipement they somehow want to make pay for itself. As for the chemical- obviously the normal stuff at 10 chuffs didn't work- so they used something a bit more potent. Not excusing the cost - but ... this is Switzerland. But this is when having a good working relationship with the local plumber truly pays dividends. Even if very busy, they will somehow find the time and charge minimum amount for personal service.
You are excusing the cost

Charging for reusable tools is just wrong, but if you're OK with it my IT rates are very low and I don't charge that much for using my keyboard and mouse.

Even if they used slightly more potent drain cleaner, it would cost them maybe 20 CHF at bulk prices. That markup is worse than wine in a restaurant, still daylight robbery.
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