I recently had the main line under a home freeze and break. I called out our usual plumber and he replaced the line, and heat taped and insulated it. The plumbers didn’t ask me for any preauthorization on the job, and just sent us a $1,000 bill for the job, which I find absurd. I called up the plumbers to complain and they said it took them all day and the price is fair, and they warned the onsite manager it would take a while he said it was fine and to go ahead.
Is $1,000 ridiculous for this type of job, especially without prior authorization?
If so how would you go about fighting this invoice?