When choosing a plumbing contractor, you have to do your research. While experience is important, you should also look for references or referrals for contractors. These first-hand reports of those who have worked with contractors can give you a clearer picture of how your project will benefit from the contracting company. However, you should understand the differences between referrals and references and why they are important in your decision.
Referrals for a Plumbing Contractor
A referral comes from someone else that you know. For instance, if you know another builder in the business who has worked with a plumbing contractor and they recommend them to you, that is a referral. These types of recommendations are valuable because they come from third parties who do not have contact from the contractor. They make the suggestion for others to use the contractor based on their excellent experience with them.
However, for competitive builders, they may not want to share their secrets of success, including the names of stellar contractors with whom they’ve worked. Therefore, it may be difficult to find referrals from others.
References for Plumbing Contractors
References are a source obtained through the contractor from others they have worked with. Like referrals, references are honest opinions of the contractor’s work. You will need to contact the plumbing contractor directly for their references.
By contacting the references or looking at their work, you can get an idea of the type of work the contractor does and their work ethic.
Qualifications to Look for in a Plumbing Contractor
During the first four months of 2021, permits for multifamily and single-family homes in the Los Angeles area increased by 23% and 26%, respectively. These numbers mean that all types of subcontractors are becoming more in demand. However, with increased demand also come some less-qualified players in the field. Therefore, to find a plumbing contractor who will work safely on the site and install quality plumbing that will last, look for the following qualifications:
- Experience building in the area
- Safety communications throughout the project with team members
- References from other companies who have worked with the contractor
- Satisfaction guarantee from the contractor
You will find all of the above from us at Plumbing Concepts.
Contact Plumbing Concepts for References for our Large-Scale Residential Plumbing Contractors
To learn more about how our plumbing contractor teams work with other builders, contact us at Plumbing Concepts for references of our past work. You can also see our results in 989 communities throughout Southern California. Our commitment to quality means that we are always proud to share our references with others looking for contractors who maintain high standards for workmanship and job site operations. Let us help you with your residential construction project.