What You Should Know Before Hiring a Bathroom Remodeling Company

Bathroom Remodeling Company

You’ve Been Scammed! What You Should Know Before Hiring a Bathroom Remodeling Company. So what do you do now? Having a remodeler redesign your bathroom could be a pleasant experience or can turn out to be your worst nightmare.

If you do not choose a qualified and experienced remodeler, your bathroom remodeling project could literally cost you a small fortune, and could be a very disappointing venture. Knowing what to look for in a remodeler, is the first step to hiring the “right” person for the job.

Do your Research Before Trusting a Remodeler to Redesign Your Bath

• Ask for referrals from friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and anyone else you know who has had remodeling work done.

• Contact independent trade contractors or building material suppliers for referrals

• Check to see if the remodeler you have in mind has professional certifications, such as a Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) certificate.

• Talk to trade associations, such as the Remodeler TM Council or use the national list of local NAHB Remodelers in your area. The National Association of Home Builders

Once you have some idea of who you would like to consider as a professional remodeler for your bath, you should do even more research to be sure this is the remodeler for what you have in mind for your new bathing space.

After you have narrowed down your search, contact the local Better Business Bureau to be sure there are not any unresolved complaints for this remodeler. You should check to be sure the remodeler you have chosen has the appropriate licenses’ needed by contacting your state’s local contractor licensing agency and state and building inspectors.

Check Your References

Just because a remodeler hands you a list of people as a reference, does not mean these references are valid. It is up to you to contact the references on this list to be sure they are valid and take the time to interview the references.

If at all possible, try to make an appointment in their home so that you can look at the remodeler’s work. Listed below are some questions to consider asking at the interview.

• Would you use this company again?

• Did the remodeler clean up his work area when finished for the day?

• Did they show up when they said they would?

• Did they finish the project according to the deadline?

• Did they keep the project within the budget?

• Was the remodeler easy to get along with and open to your opinions?

• Did they keep the lines of communication open with you regarding the project?

Protect Yourself Against Rip-Off-Artist

Sadly, there are people out there that will take advantage of you that is why whatever agreement you make you must get it in writing.

They will take advantage of your excitement of remodeling your bathroom and are really excellent with the sales pitch. They can reel you in by making you feel that you can trust them.

These scam artists’ know what you are looking for in a remodeler, and they will try to make you think they can give you exactly what you need. They will make you trust in them so that you do not feel obligated to check into their references. They will then ask for that big down payment and skip town.

 

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