How to Save Money on Plumbing Remodeling Projects

How to Save Money on Plumbing Remodeling Projects

Are you looking for a home improvement project that can add value to your home? If you’re in a newly built home, there’s no reason for a plumbing remodeling project, but if you’re in an antique home dating back to a couple hundred years ago, why not upgrade a few of your pipes? Of course, while preserving the classic beauty of your home. Just because you live in a 19th Century home, doesn’t mean you can’t have 21st Century amenities.

Call a Plumbing Contractor

For any plumbing remodeling job, you want to call a plumbing contractor, not an emergency plumber. Services like repairing or replacing a burst pipe are jobs for emergency plumbers, that’s why they can perform these jobs relatively cheap. If you ask them to upgrade your pipes, they’re more expensive than plumbing contractors who specialize in these types of jobs.

Choose Materials Properly

For a plumbing contractor, labor costs are final, although sometimes negotiable. Once the bill is sent, there’s no more haggling to be done. But that doesn’t mean you can’t voice an opinion on certain choices for materials. For example, PEX pipes have been gaining popularity these days and are at least a third of the price cheaper than traditional copper pipes, while being just as durable. Asking your contractor to use your preferred materials can lower your final bill, provided the material is cheaper than the ones they plan to use.

Make the Job Easier

A plumbing contractor is a professional that has undergone training and acquired all state-required licenses to do this type of work. The more non-plumbing type jobs you ask your plumber to do, the higher it will cost you. For example, don’t ask your plumber to tear down a wall, install the pipes, and build you a new wall. The pipes are his job, but the building parts are not.

Save More Money With McLay Services, Inc.

If you’re curious about how you can save money on your next plumbing refurbish job, then give McLay Services, Inc. a call today at (909) 392-2202. Our services are available in La Verne, CA, and all nearby areas.

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