If you’re looking to add value and enjoyability to your home, it’s important to choose the right Campbell home improvement plumber for the job. Equally important is knowing how to leverage that Campbell home improvement plumber to ensure you get the maximum value possible from your investment.
To help you understand how to best choose and maximize your Campbell home improvement plumber, our team of plumbing experts has created these five quick tips. As you read on, don’t hesitate to reach out to use with any questions you may have and we’ll be happy to guide you through things.
Look for a Plumber With a Strong Track Record
The most important starting point is to of course make the right choice in finding a quality plumber with a strong track record.
At a minimum, you should be checking for a full professional plumbing license, as this ensures good standing with the government and a certain level of professional dedication to the occupation.
You should really take things a step further, however, by checking the reputation and track record of the plumber. Look specifically for online reviews on websites like Yelp, especially those that pertain to home improvement projects that could shed light on the quality of their work.
Ask for Examples of Past Work
Don’t stop at Yelp and your initial research — also ask the plumber to describe examples of past work that is the same or at least similar to the home improvement plumbing work you need done.
Ideally, the plumber should be able to talk about having done the exact type of home improvement work before in the past, such as a bathroom remodel or a kitchen upgrade. If not the exact same project, they should be able to point to something similar like general work on fixtures, tubs or toilets.
At a minimum, the plumber should be able to describe what work should be involved based on their general knowledge and training.
Ask for Photos of Past Work
Take things even further by asking for photos of past home improvement plumbing work. While not every plumber will easily have these to provide, some may be able to provide them if homeowners have granted permission.
Seeing actual photos of past work can be a good way to get a sense of what they’re capable of. Keep in mind that they may have needed to work to the specifications and desires of the customer, but they should be able to explain that as they talk to you.
Ask for an Estimate Up Front
Before you commit to anything, get a free estimate up front. A quality plumbing team like ours at Performance Plumbing will always be happy to explain all of the labor and costs that will be involved before you make any commitments.
Monitor Progress Smartly
Be sure to check in as work progresses by establishing some mental milestones and seeing how things are going. You don’t need to be overbearing or distract the plumber from the work, but it’s definitely just good practice as a customer to ask from time to time if things are looking good and going according to plan, or if they’re running into any challenges you can help with.
If you’re ready to get started, or simply want more info, give us a call today and our friendly team will be happy to get you the help you need!