Life has enough stress of its own. No need to add to the things that stress you out in life when it comes to finding a plumbing repair contractor to renovate or improve your property. By taking a deep breath and following these simple to understand tips, you should be ill-defined the contractor that’s right for you – stress-free.
Conduct interviews over the phone prior to scheduling a sit-down interview. This will help you narrow your list down to about three or four of the plumbing repair contractors you’re most likely to hire, and will save you time and money in the long run, as you won’t be wasting valuable hours and days scheduling and conducting personal interviews.
Ask the prospective plumbing repair contractor if you can visit a current job site to see how he works. Is the site chaotic and dangerous? Do the plumbers treat the home respectfully? This is a good gauge of how the contractor and his crew will work on your home.
A plumbing repair contractor who has no feedback for confirmation is a red flag. Either he is very new, in which case it is not easy to tell what his work will be like, or he is deliberately covering up unhappy former clients by pretending he has none.
Always have a list of competing plumbing repair contractors so you do not seem desperate. Inform each one that there are others you are interviewing. That will make them compete harder for you business and drive the prices down for quality work. This will also give you chance to compare and figure out what you are looking for.
Asking around at kitchen and bath shops or lumber yards may help you gain the name of several good plumbing repair contractors. However, be careful as many shops will refer only to their top customers as this brings more business. Visit several specialty shops to get a true picture.
A plumbing repair contractor has no right to demand payment from you that falls outside of the terms you both agreed on at the beginning. So long as your contract was very detailed, and you both agreed on expenditures for materials and labor, that’s all you’re going to owe your contractor. They may request additional funds from you to help the project along – but they can’t demand anything.
Extensive and exhaustive research regarding the kind of plumbing repair contractor in the field relevant to your project should be carried out. Search all avenues of information. Local phone books, trade associations, magazines and/or community directories can be really useful. From the list of contractors that you will compile, call them and hear what they have to offer. Your keen and regular inspection of the work site will give the contractor the impression of how seriously you conduct your business.
Author: John BuiThis author has published 12 articles so far.