About this pro
- PO Box 7412, Lowell, MA 01850
|Business Categories||Plumbing in Lowell, MA|
- Water Heater
- Plumbing Work
Business Hours Please call to confirm
Monday 8AM - 6PM
Tuesday 8AM - 6PM
Wednesday 8AM - 6PM
Thursday 8AM - 6PM
Friday 8AM - 6PM
Saturday 8AM - 6PM
Best Questions to Ask a Plumber Contractor
Do you work with subcontractors?
The question is great for some industries and non-applicable for others. A general contractor, for example, will by definition employ subcontractors. Most Lowell Plumbing companies do not, but there are exceptions. You should always ask this question to your service providers. If they do use subcontractors, ask if they're all licensed and insured independently.
What is your projected timeline for the Plumbing project in Lowell?
Though a standard question, it's important to ask. Most contractors will tell you how long they expect the job to take without you asking. If they don't volunteer that information, be sure to ask. It's also helpful to ask if that's a hard finish date, meaning that it's the definite finish date. If it's a soft finish date, it may be extended for any number of reasons.
Does the Plumbing job require permits? If so, will you be pulling them yourself?
Many jobs in Massachusetts will require municipal permits in order to be approved by the town's inspector. It's always good to ask who will be responsible for pulling those permits, and if you'll be expected to do it. You'll almost never be told to pull your own, but knowing that Lowell Plumbing permits are required makes you appear to be a well informed customer.
How much do I have to give as a deposit?
Some companies may require a 10% deposit, some may not require any. For larger projects, you'll almost always need to give a deposit, and it's good to ask how much the deposit will be before going forward with a project. The Lowell contractor will know how much they need for a deposit when they've given you the estimate, so ask early.
Are you union or non-union?
This really only matters if you have a preference, but it is good to ask. If you have a strong ideological belief about unions or nonunions, it's perfectly acceptable to make a decision based on the preference.