Solving a plumbing issue stresses you out. Because most of the time you don't even know what is the issue. As an experienced plumber I would say 60% of a plumbing project is to know the issue. I will put 20% on having proper tools. This way only a small portion is left to complete the task and solve the problem. How ever, general understanding is reverse, and we only see and appreciate the physical task ( Labour ) in a project. Willing to pay only for labour or material encourages plumbers to price a project based on hours that the job takes.
This is exactly where the problem rase and you can never figure out the real cost for you plumbing issue, to be solved. I will open this topic wide open for you on my coming post.