Rate for emergency extractions

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  1. Josh Almanza
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    What is the going rate to charge a restoration company who wants to use your truckmount for water extractions. No dri outs just extract water since they don’t have truckmounts they use portables.
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    I charge $250 for the initial service call, covers 1 hour labour with the truck, $150 an hour after that.
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    Not sure if there is a norm. How much is an hour of machine time? Your hourly time? What time of day? After hours, weekend?

    I like Ron's $150.00 an hour. I like that he charges more for first hour and then a lower rate every hour after.

    I'd also want a minimum charge to be called out.
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    So are you even on site or are you trusting them to use your equipment?
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    Because what I’m reading is, they want to use your Truckmount.

    Not your company to do the initial suck and blow!
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    I wouldn’t rent my equipment.
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    No I’m onsite.
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    Then I like clean works prices.

    If they wake you up In the middle of the night double.
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    I'm $300 for during hours emergency to start. $500 after hours, about 5 pm. That's just for the apartments I service but I have used those rates for others.

    I'm $200 an hour after the initial hour or so.

    And this is just for extraction. Leaving fans and dehumidifier is extra unless it's just a small area which happens a lot.
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    Extraction can be the hardest part. I'd be glad to pay several hundred when I'm billing for several thousand.

    Don't under estimate your value. :winky:
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    I did this stuff a lot cheaper way back when but found these prices to be enough not to bug me unless I'm really needed.
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    I would bill an after-hours service call, We had a rate for 5 PM - 10 PM and a higher charge for 10 PM - 6 AM, weekends and holidays.

    Regular fee for the work being done plus the emergency service call on top.
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    He is renting his TM out
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    He’s on site probably doing the extraction or closely watching some one extract.
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    It's also written in to my price agreement with cleaning for apartments so there are no suptrises or misunderstandings.
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    How often to you get called out Steve?
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    5 or 6 times a year.lol

    I used to get called a lot on jobs I wasn't needed and was a waste of time so I raised prices to eliminate that.

    I've billed a couple around a couple Grand when it was a whole apartment and leaked into others but that's rare. I'm not a restoration guy.
    I do a few residential a year too at that price point. I just stay so busy with cleaning if someone wants me suck water on the last minute they are going to pay.
    I do apply sporicidin on most jobs too.
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    I'm sure it's the price or you'd get plenty more calls. We do 3-5 a week barring storms where we can do as few as 10 a week or 10 a day.

    After hours calls 1-2 a week if you include the weekend. Some weeks nothing, others we get hammered.
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    I don't market it at all. Too much time and responsibility for me.
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