When you embark on a home renovation project, finding the right contractors to do the various stages of the work is critically important. It’s not always a good idea to go for a “one-stop-shop” solution, either. Large construction companies typically have qualified plumbers on their staff. If you’re using a smaller company, however, there are several reasons why you should appoint a professional plumber to handle jobs such as water upgrade and installation—instead of just leaving it to the builder.
Reason #1: Plumbers Use the Right Tools
Plumbing technology and equipment has gone through multiple changes over the years, and having the latest, most advanced capabilities costs money. Few smaller home renovation contractors are likely to have the right tools for every job. This could make the difference between a professional installation that lasts for years to come and a “rough-and-ready” job that might give problems later.
Reason #2: They Have a Reputation to Protect
Finding a permanent solution to ongoing plumbing problems is an essential part of maintaining a company’s reputation. For homebuilding contractors, their brand depends on their public profile as a builder and renovator—not as a plumber.
Reason #3: Wide Range of Services
Whether you’re building a custom home, upgrading your master bathroom or doing a completely new kitchen remodel, almost every project requires some kind of plumbing work to be done. And it’s not just about the work that forms part of the project itself. A renovation project is a good time to tackle tasks you’ve been postponing forever to avoid digging up floors or breaking open walls, such as:
- Checking for leaks
- Replacing old galvanized metal pipes
- Repairing drains damaged by tree roots
- Installing basement waterproofing and flood prevention
Plumbing problems are often caused by hidden factors, but a contractor with the right diagnostic equipment and skills will find the cause of the problem, not just cover it up.
Reason #4: Emergency Services
There are very few building contractors who offer emergency services. If you develop problems with any of the plumbing after your home renovation is complete, calling out the guy who did the work on a Sunday afternoon isn’t going to get you any results! You’ll need to call—you guessed it—an emergency plumber. And if he has to undo shoddy work from a building contractor before fixing the problem, you’re going to find the bill much higher than it needs to be.
Using your regular professional contractor for all plumbing requirements of your renovation is the best way to ensure that you get quality work performed according to building code, good follow-up and customer service.