Be clear about what you want

Communicate Your Project Expectations

Spring is a great time to do home improvement projects. The best way to avoid delays and frustrations is to communicate clearly and keep everyone in the loop. Oftentimes, your plumbing needs have to be coordinated with other contractors and specialists when doing a kitchen or bathroom remodel. You will have to coordinate different schedules, so it is not something that happens overnight. Recently there have been supply chain delays on a variety of products as a result of Covid and shipping delays related to the Suez canal. There are a number of things that can go wrong, so prepare yourself first for the things that can happen that are out of your control and the control of the people you are hiring.

Here are some tips to help make your remodel go more smoothly.

  1. Be on the same page with your fellow decision makers. If you are remodeling with your spouse or partner, come to a consensus on what you want before your hire a contractor.
  2. Get multiple bids and make sure the companies you are talking to are licensed. Cutting corners will end up costing you sooner or later.
  3. Get opinions from your contractor on the finishes or products you are buying yourself for the job. They may have insights that you don’t have about the products you are buying.
  4. Be patient and give everyone time to coordinate. For a kitchen or bathroom, you will likely need a plumber, an electrician and a contractor for tile, cabinetry and other parts.
  5. Most of all communicate more than less. The more everyone is aware of your expectations and concerns, the more likely you will be happy with the finished product.

For more information about the details involved in a remodel, schedule a consultation or read one of these other articles.

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Sure, you can do a lot of things yourself, but do you really want to?

Build a website? Change your oil? Build a deck? Plumb a new sink?

Whether you are handy or not, there are a lot of reasons to let a licensed and trained professional do these tasks. Plumbing is a time honored tradition for a reason. We are doing this __ everyday. When you do things all the time, you become faster, more efficient and better at it. We know you can figure a lot of stuff out on your own and there is always you tube, but listen to this story from our customer, who recently got new counter-tops but signed up to do the plumbing themselves.

“My wife and I haven’t fought with this much veracity for a while, but by day three, trip to the store three – we were frazzled. ‘Oh, how hard can it be?’ Let me tell you, it can be incredibly frustrating, disgusting and wet to stumble through a plumbing project. The real problem started with copying an existing drain configuration that was wrong in the first place. That was day one. Got it done, but when I looked at it in the morning it was all wrong. Needless to say by day three, we were ready for some expert help and we called Jones Mechanical. They pointed out how a better drain design could alleviate many of the problems we experienced with our old configuration. Thanks Scott, we now have a greater appreciation for your knowledge and expertise.”

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You can avoid plumbing nightmares first by not bringing them on yourself. Jones Mechanical has a team of plumbing and mechanical professionals who can walk you through the process. Start your project today by giving us a call and letting us know what you are thinking about or struggling with. Whether you are tired of smelling old bathroom sinks and want the traps replaced or if you are replacing counter tops and need new plumbing installed, we are here for you. And if you are ready for an instant on hot water heater or a new furnace, we’ve got you covered.

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