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by The Nashville Plumber on November 25, 2012

A bathroom remodeling project can be a daunting undertaking and a homeowner will need to find the best plumbing contractor in her area to make sure that all goes according to plan. This includes not only realizing the homeowner’s dreams for a new bathroom, but adhering to the local building ordinances. Few things are more frustrating than a project having to be disassembled then redone because the plumber or another subcontractor failed to follow the building codes.

The first thing a homeowner should do is ask around for a good plumber. If she doesn’t use the one who installed her plumbing in the first place, she can ask her neighbors who have recently had their own kitchens or bathrooms remodeled what they thought of their plumbing contractor. She can also consult building contractors, professional organizations or her city’s Chamber of Commerce. She can also speak to her real estate agent, who might be able to steer her toward a good plumbing contractor.

After the homeowner has compiled a list of plumbers, she should call and set up an appointment. The plumber should come to the homeowners house and after a brief inspection of the house, give the homeowner an estimate. The homeowner should notice the plumber’s demeanor and avoid a plumber who is surly or doesn’t seem very interested in the project. The homeowner might then put out the job for bid among her top three candidates. A very high bid and a very low bid should be viewed with some caution.

The homeowner should make sure that the plumber is licensed, bonded and has liability insurance. She should ask how long the plumber’s been in business, and if he’s worked on projects that are similar to hers. The plumber should also provide the homeowner with references and the homeowner should follow up on those references. The plumber should also have a verifiable address.

It’s also very important that the homeowner and plumber drawn up and sign a written and detailed contract. A contract ensures that everyone involved on the project is on the same page and cuts down the risk of misunderstandings.

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