It’s always a really smart idea to consider doing work on your home to boost the property value, and it can really pay off as long as you partner with the right Belmont home improvement plumber. To help you identify the strongest Belmont home improvement plumber for your project, our team of expert plumbers has crafted this guide so you can get off to a strong start.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions as you read on, or if you simply want some direct assistance. We’re always happy to help, and conveniently available by phone or email.
Look for a Plumber Who is Fully Licensed and Insured
The basic place to start when vetting your plumbing candidates is whether or not they’re fully licensed and insured.
Why is this so important? Let’s start with the plumbing license.
A plumbing license is professional proof that the person is dedicated to the craft of plumbing specifically, and not general handywork. The last thing you want is an under qualified freelancer off of Craigslist or off of the street who dabbles in plumbing from time to time. This is a home improvement project, so it’s not the time to start gambling with your property value by risking it to an inexperienced novice.
Similarly, you can probably guess by now that insurance is also crucial to ensuring your property is protected. Someone without insurance might not be able to fully pay you back right away, or ever. A legitimate plumber will basically always have insurance ‒ both to protect you and themselves.
A Strong Reputation is a Must
Next, be sure to find a home improvement plumber with a strong record overall and specific to bathroom work. Avoid plumbers who haven’t done a lot of bathroom plumbing work in the past, and who have experience primarily in other areas like yard sprinkler systems or kitchens.
A strong home improvement plumber who has significant bathroom experience like our team at Performance Plumbing will have a stellar overall rating on Yelp with strong customer reviews (feel free to check out our Yelp page). You may even want to take a glance to see if they have a page with the Better Business Bureau, which tends to flag down bad plumbers and other companies.
Interview Them Like You’re at Work
Make sure you interview any plumber you’re considering with the seriousness that you would use at your professional workplace. A good plumbing team like ours at Performance Plumbing will be able to thoroughly answer any questions you have and demonstrate proficiency and extensive knowledge in the profession of plumbing. This includes methods, materials, styles, costs, spacing and more.
You may even want to consider asking the plumber if they have photos of past work that is similar to what you’re looking for, or if they don’t have those conveniently ready, you can ask them to find images online to show you what their vision is for the project to make sure you’re both aligned.
Ask for a Detailed Cost Estimate
When you’re ready to get started, be sure to get a detailed cost and labor estimate before any work starts, so you can approve things before moving forward. At Performance Plumbing, we’re always happy to provide a free estimate up front, so be sure to give us a call or send us an email if you want to discuss ways to get your project moving forward!