If you are considering remodeling your bathroom, it is important to have a list of questions ready and available before you hire a contractor and/or sign on the dotted line. Don’t worry if you are appearing insistent. Any respected contractor would not only answer your inquires – he or she would respect and welcome them.
Shopping around for the items for your new bath remodel is as important as shopping around for the right contractor.
Licensed and Insured
Many people suffer unfortunate incidences by hiring a contractor who is not licensed and insured.
Protect yourself by making sure the contractor you hire is insured and licensed. Being a licensed contractor means that someone takes their craft seriously enough to obtain one. You will have peace of mind in case of an accident by having a contractor who is insured. In addition, you want to make sure that any subs, such as plumber or electrician, are licensed before they begin work on your bathroom remodel.
Years in Business
Don’t be ashamed to ask about the contractor’s background. Inquire as to how long they have been in business, if it is a family-owned and operated business, and whether they can provide recommendations and referrals.
The more conversations you have, the more the truth will become apparent. Contractors who are in too much of a rush to get started may be in a hurry to get the next job done. You want someone who will give you his or her undivided attention from the start.
Can you See Their Work?
Ask if they have photographs of any bath remodels. Contractors would and should be honored to show off their projects. If not, you may want to wonder why not. Also, ask them if they have a website where others can view the comments of other happy customers, pictures, pricing, and basic content on the jobs they do and their about us page.
Warranties and Guarantees
In conclusion, make sure that you have enough conversation about the warranties and guarantees that come with your work scope. If you have any questions correspond by email so that you have a paper trail of questions and answers so there is no misunderstanding on who said what, when.
We offer a lifetime warranty on all of our workmanship. Subsequently, we come back in 3 months to check everything again in 11 months for the items that might have a one-year warranty and then we visit once a year after for life. Also, our warranty is transferable. Check out our warranty here.
Don’t be afraid to ask about warranty or guarantee.
When it comes to hiring a contractor, the more conversation the better.