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If the pipes are breaking and the basement is flooding, what should they pay?
Your question covers a lot of different tasks besides a thaw job.
What does it cost you to set up equipment, manpower, your time and overhead, plus 20% or more to make a profit? If you base it off of a nationals "industry average" pay sheet, your going into the poor house on a bus.
Some folks might think it is wrong to turn down work, as "money is money", however it isn't your money if it is simply going from the client, past you and into the national's hands, all for your hard work.
Charge what you would charge for the landlord or local guy off the street that calls you and stick to it.