In some instances, a homeowner may feel obliged to do some plumbing work on their own. While putting in a new sink or installing a toilet is fairly simple to work, you will need a certified, professional plumber to do more complex chores such as installing plumbing in your new bathroom in Tomball or your remodeled kitchen in Cypress
Here are some tips that will help you when hiring a plumber for your home remodeling projects whether you live in The Woodlands, Houston, or Katy.
- Check Your Plumbers Licensing
To check whether your plumber is certified, you can log into your state’s licensing website and query whether your plumber has any unresolved or pending complaints. If a potential plumber is licensed, this means that they can work on your plumbing.
- Have A Solid Plumbing Plan
Your plumber will help you out when it comes to refining the sizes and types of fitting that you need. However, it is important that you have a solid plumbing plan that will help you visualize the result that you want.
- Be Flexible
Creating a solid plumbing plan is only the beginning of your remodeling project. While you may have a set plan with timely goals, it is still essential that you listen to the recommendations of your plumber and be flexible with their suggestions.
- Have Your Estimates Down to Pat
Before you vet any plumbers or plumbing companies for your home remodeling project, ensure that you’ve got a list down for the questions that matter. Ask for:
- Your plumber’s hourly rates
- Whether they’ll charge for tasks such as opening up a wall
- Whether you will get charged if the plumber has to wait for delivery of plumbing parts
- The start and projected end date for your project
- Whether you’ll have to get the plumbing permits on your own
- Obtain The Plumbing Permit
If your plumber will not get the permit for you, you should make arrangements to attain it as soon as you can. Once you’ve got the permit sorted, plumbing work can begin.
- Buy Your Plumbing Fixtures
Even though your plumber may come with valves or pipes, you or your general contractor should buy fixtures, sinks, showers, bathtubs, and toilets.
- Ready The Site For The Plumber
If you can, try to avoid your plumber wasting money and time on issues such as clearing crawlspaces or opening up walls. Your project will go much faster if you can get this done for your plumber beforehand.