Bathroom Renovations | Top 5 Questions to Ask your Potential Renovator
Be sure to understand ALL the facts before picking a Bathroom Renovation Expert in Geelong.
Let’s face it, deciding on a bathroom renovator is not a simple process. You're often bombarded with confusing claims, advertising, and quotes from low-cost tradesmen who cut corners. Given these challenges, how can you find the most suitable professional to trust with your bathroom?
We think there is a crucial list of 5 questions you should ask before deciding to proceed with any renovation – asking these questions will leave you more informed from the outset, and confident in the professional delivery of your job. Unfortunately, most people will look at cost first, but there is a huge risk here in just picking the lowest quote. A contractor who charges low prices can often not afford to do so, having to make up the cost deficit by cutting corners elsewhere. At Geelong Bathroom Renovations, we deliver realistic quotes that allow us to complete our jobs to the highest of standards, leaving you with a finished product you can enjoy for years to come.
With that, here are our top 5 questions to ask before agreeing to begin any project.
#1 Ask for written guarantees
Verbal promises or agreements just do not cut it. All guarantees must be in writing. A contract that is written is binding and will ensure that warranties are upheld, else you have a legal recourse to fall back on. Promises are not worth the paper they are (not) written on.
#2 How long does it take?
Obviously, each job is unique, so there is not a one size fits all answer here. Through our many years of experience, we know the average renovation takes 2-3 weeks. Quotes significantly under this should be probed carefully – how can the job be completed in such a short time frame? Ask supplementary questions until you are satisfied with the answer. A quick task is often not a good job, which is why Geelong Bathroom Renovations take this very seriously. Of course it is everyone's interest to have the project completed as soon as possible, but we will not cut corners to make this happen. Take a look at our article "Bathroom Renovations - How Long Does it Take?" for a more detailed summary.
#3 What happens if I am not happy with some aspects of the renovation?
If we are ever asked this question, our answer is always the same. We will immediately take action and address the issue until you are 100% happy – no excuses. Look for this answer from whoever you are interviewing.
#4 Can you provide references?
If you’re like me, you don’t step foot in a restaurant without first looking at their reviews. Why should employing a bathroom contractor be any different – especially given the amount of money you are spending. Ask for references, including pictures. Better yet, ask to speak to a previous customer on the phone. If a renovator is unable to supply you with the credentials of prior customers, it could be a red flag. Ask about the trustworthiness of the renovator and any issues they may have encountered.
#5 Are you currently insured?
A “no” here is an immediate deal-breaker. Questions you want to be asking include:
- Does your insurance cover damage to my home and property?
- Do you have public liability insurance?
- If an employee is hurt in your home, who will foot the bill?
- Are your employees covered by workers’ compensation?
It goes without saying that Geelong Bathroom Renovations have all relevant insurances in place so you can have peace of mind that when you contract with us, we are fully insured for your own protection.
Asking these questions will already put you ahead of 90% of homeowners who do not! It will also deter any sub-par contractors agreeing to do your work on the basis that you sound like you are well researched and know what you are doing.
We have a long history of delivery bathroom renovations on time and within budget. We really want you to be confident when bringing us on board and will take the time to address any questions you have.
Why not contact us today to see how we can help you deliver your dream bathroom?