Are you worried about paying too much for repairs in emergency situations? At, we set out to price emergency repairs by combining internal data analytics with insights from the pros. 

Emergency rates for labor typically apply to appointments outside of normal business hours. Expect to pay 50% to 100% more for emergency labor cost compared to standard labor cost. If your home emergency occurs during the day on a weekday, you pay the standard labor cost. For details behind standard labor costs, check out the pre-estimates we created. If your emergency occurs at night or on the weekend, some pros charge extra while others don’t. As a rule of thumb, multiply our pre-estimate by 1.5 to get a quote for labor cost for your home emergency.


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At, we’ve made it our mission to simplify home services—especially the up-front research before a project even starts. Find home services professionals with the right qualifications and work ethic without the hassle of back-and-forth phone calls, scheduling and getting the work done.