Repair Service Billing Rates: Aside from backflow testing and winterizing all repair services are billed by the man hour. Repair trucks run either a 1 or 2 person crew and the 1st hour of service is billed at 1 hour with 1 man, or ½ hour with 2 men. The first man hour, (or our minimum charge) varies by service and is in most cases about $12.00 more than subsequent billing hours. The additional cost of the 1st hour of service helps to cover transportation costs. Additional labor is billed per person at a lower rate per hour then the first hour. As of May 15th 2018 the 1st hour of billing for most services is billed at $84.95 and additional hours are billed at $68.00 per man. Specialty services like leak detection – valve locating – electrical trouble shooting – indoor backflow repair and service line repair are billed at higher hourly rate – usually $75.00 per hour.