Not all plumbers are created equal. And for your bathroom remodeling project you’ll only want the best. But, how do you find the best? The process can be tricky. As you’re looking, consider these important questions that you should ask candidates in the running.
Bathroom remodeling estimates
One clear way to see the difference from one plumber candidate for your bathroom remodeling project, is by looking carefully at their estimates for project cost. If they are thorough, and reasonable, thinking carefully about the projects and what situation might crop up, you’re probably considering an experienced and viable candidate. And the best candidates will want to have a complete look at the project, in person, well before putting any estimates down on paper.
Know who will complete the work
Another important question to ask is if the plumbing professional with whom you’re discussing the project will be the one completing the work. Or, if they have crews of much less experienced workers that will be completing the work instead. If the senior plumber is there all along the way to help guide his workers, that isn’t necessarily a problem. If he floats from job to job and doesn’t spend much time at any one, that could become a real problem.
Licensing, bonding, and insurance
Of course you’ll want to be sure that any plumber you hire to complete your bathroom remodel has the necessary protections in place for themselves, their workers, and for you. As to see their business license. Make sure they are insured to cover any mishaps that might arise with the project. And, inquire about bonding which means that the plumbing company has secured a bond to cover any claim that you might be able to make against their work or finished product.
Ask for a bathroom remodeling time frame
If you’re renovating a guest bath that isn’t used much in your home, the inconvenience of the remodel won’t feel so severe. If you’re overhauling your master bath, you’ll miss having it while it’s out of commission. Days and weeks can easily feel like months. So, it’s important to have a frank conversation with the plumber you do hire about project turnaround expectations. Don’t pick a plumber who is wishy washy about this, or who can’t commit to a clear time frame.