So I was at my favorite customer's house the other day, and noticed their neighbor had a sprinkler leak. (constant). I knocked on their door (oriental) and politely let her know about the leak, and that it has been going on for about 2 weeks now. I thought it was a cracked valve. RB DV, so I said since we are already here, it will probably be $100-$150 to fix for her. She offers 100, I said it will be somewhere in that range. We poked around for about 10 minutes to see what it was, and noticed it was the mainline that was cracked (hairline) right before the valve, but it was under alot of roots, and a 4" drain pipe. Told her it is a bigger job that expected, since we dug around a little bit, and could run between 300-400 since it would be a 4-5 hour job (cutting drainpipe, patching, roots, etc). She says call her husband to schedule. I call him, he says ok let me think about it. Next day by customer next to them, sees a plumber out there, was there for 3 hours, and the guy left the place a mess. Huge dirt clods, cleanup was a disaster, left the cut out roots stashed in their flower beds. The plumber was probably more expensive. We are charging 95 an hour right now just to make a little profit. We could have done that job in the same amount of time, probably cheaper, but wouldn't have left it messy like this.