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A plumbing contractor does more than just a plumber, and it’s important to hire the right person for the job. Plumbing contractors have the expertise to see the bigger picture, whether they’re working on a renovation, a remodel, or a project that involves a home’s water supply or septic system.
Remodeling your bathroom is the kind of project that requires such expertise. In order to get the job done right, there are a few questions you need to ask yourself before settling on a plumbing contractor.
- How do you envision your remodeled bathroom?
Once you have an answer to this question, you can determine what you’ll need to do in order to get there. Will you need to take down walls? Install a new drain line? Replace your toilet, tub, or shower? Update electrical wiring?
Having an idea of what you will need your plumbing contractor to be able to do is a crucial first step to finding a professional who can make your dream bathroom a reality. Find a plumbing contractor who has experience and expertise in the areas you need them to.
- Is the plumbing contractor licensed and insured?
The majority of states require that plumbers and plumbing contractors hold licenses, so ensure that professional you hire has one. He or she should be able to provide evidence of their licensure.
Additionally, any plumbing contractor that you hire should be insured. This is not a factor you can overlook. If an accident does occur, insurance will allow both you and the plumbing contractor to be protected. The person you hire must have insurance and possibly even be bonded as well.
- Do they have references?
An experienced plumbing contractor should be able to provide you with references as well as examples of their work. Don’t be afraid to request these references from any potential plumbing contractor.
- How can you contact them?
If a plumbing contractor is unable to give you anything other than a P.O. Box, you should be wary. Be sure that the contractor you choose can provide you with a phone number, address, or email and that he or she can be reached when you need them.
- How much will they charge you for the remodel?
Get an estimate from your prospective plumbing contractors and compare their rates. Be aware that you can expect to pay about 10% of the total project cost as a deposit, but never allow a plumbing contractor to charge a deposit fee that is more than a third of the total cost of the project.
- How will your routine be affected?
Ask the plumbing contractor about their hours. When will he or she and their team need to be in your home? Will your bathroom be functional in the meantime? Where will their materials be stored? How long will this project take? Get the answers to these questions from potential plumbing contractors before moving forward.
Remodeling your bathroom is a serious project, and you have to entrust it to professionals you can rely on. IT Landes employs reliable and experienced plumbing contractors that can handle your bathroom renovation from start to finish. We provide plumbing remodeling services to Harleysville, Lansdale, Skippack, Souderton, and Telford, PA and the surrounding areas. Call us at 215 – 256 – 4211 to find out more about our services, or request an appointment online.