Renovation projects take a lot of time and money, but some projects are more intense than others. For example, any remodeling renovation project will be stressful and likely time-consuming and expensive, especially plumbing. Depending on the intensity of the renovation work (moving a toilet is a lot more work than installing a dishwasher, for instance) you can easily find your budget ballooning out of control. Read on for some tips to minimize those plumbing renovation costs to keep your whole project in line.
Have A Clear Vision
Before starting any renovation project, you need to be clear on what you need and want out of it. This should include a firm preferred and maximum budget. Having this information settled before you hunt for a contractor can help make it easier to find one who can help you meet your needs and stay within your budget.
Get Multiple Quotes
It can be effortless to go with the first person who gives you a reasonable quote so, ensure you take the time to shop around. If you’re working with a contractor on a larger project, they may have preferred plumbers they like to work with. Make sure that you have the option to source your plumber for the plumbing tasks if the contractor isn’t licensed to do them him- or herself.
Keep Material Costs Down
Try to keep and reuse as much as you can and when you do need to buy new materials, try to balance cost and durability. You don’t necessarily want the cheapest materials, but you also don’t have to buy the most expensive to get quality.
Have The Plumber Do the Plumbing
Professional plumbers are often willing to do things outside of the scope of strict plumbing work, but they charge extra for it. This could include things like demolition or clearing rooms – these tasks take time and have costs associated with them. Whenever possible, take care of the other tasks before the plumber gets there so they only have to handle their work.
Don’t Wait for An Emergency
The easiest way to spend money you don’t need to is to be on a time crunch. Emergency plumbing services (like if your pipes burst and create a disastrous mess) cost more than regular services. Even if you are looking to have the work done in a specific window (say, before your sister comes to visit over spring break), it could drive the costs up or limit the professionals who have availability for your project. Plan these types of projects way ahead of time whenever possible.
Get in Touch With B&D Today!
Dealing with any plumbing concerns that require a professional to step in? Struggling with an absolute plumbing emergency that can’t wait? Let B&D Plumbing know. B&D Plumbing Inc. services the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. Get in touch with us by calling (301) 595-1141 or follow us on social media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. As a small, family-owned business, we understand how important your home is—and we offer exceptional service that matches!