How to find a good contractor – advice from our plumbing supply company

Few things can turn a great building project into a disaster as quickly as having the wrong plumbing contractor. If plumbing is not installed correctly the first time it can lead to unexpected costs due to issues that may arise down the road. Even worse, you may need to tear out the work that was done and start all over again. To help you avoid this costly and frustrating issue, we’ve put together some great tips for finding the right plumbing contractor for your project:

Check their license – In New Jersey, you need a license to work as a plumber so be sure to ask potential contractors for theirs. You can cross check the license with the New Jersey License verification system through the state’s Division of Consumer Affairs to make sure it is valid.
Are they bonded? – A bond protects you as a home or business owner if the terms of the project’s contract aren’t met. As a general rule, if your project requires plumbing work which amounts to over $500, you should choose a bonded plumbing company.
Get a few quotes – Even if you think a plumbing contractor is offering you a good deal, it’s best to get at least three quotes from different companies before you make a decision. See what each company offers you, how they price their services and how much time they want to dedicate to your job.
Get referrals – When it comes to plumbing services, word-of-mouth recommendations count a lot. Speak to friends, neighbors and family who have undertaken similar projects and find out if they were happy with the service they received. If you can, have a look at the work the contractors did so you can get firsthand experience of the quality of their workmanship.

Ask your local plumbing supply company for expert, trusted referrals

At Crosstown Plumbing Supply, we have supplied a wide range of plumbing companies and contractors with everything from piping, boilers, sinks and air conditioning systems to kitchen and bathroom cabinets for many years. As such, we are more than happy to assist you in finding a contractor who is professional, reliable and delivers excellent results. We can also assist you with designing and planning your renovation or extension and our wholesale prices and location in a 3.5% NJ sales tax zone means you get showroom quality plumbing supplies at the most affordable price.

For more information about our products and services, please visit our website at www.crosstownplumbing.com or contact us today.