North Myrtle Beach is a city in South Carolina. It’s part of the Grand Strand, a 60-mile string of Atlantic beaches. Downtown, Main Street is lined with shops, eateries, and bars. Alligator Adventure is an animal park featuring swamps with reptiles, plus live shows. By the ocean, O.D. Pavilion Amusement Park offers fairground rides and traditional snacks. Nearby McLean Park has a lake and picnic shelters.
Blue Ribbon Plumbing MB has been serving residents in North Myrtle Beach for years with plumbing services for emergencies, remodeling projects, and inspections.
Many homeowners feel the need to do their own plumbing work due to the necessity. While you may be able to install a toilet or install a sink yourself, a licensed plumber can help with more complex projects such as plumbing a laundry area, installing a bathroom, or adding a bathroom or running plumbing to a kitchen remodel.
Understanding the difference between emergency and remodel or new plumbing
You might notice trucks, ads, and commercials advertising emergency plumbing services in your area. These are probably advertisements for new or scheduled plumbing work. It will be a great way to save money by knowing the differences between these types of plumbing work.
The emergency plumbers arrive at your doorstep quickly, usually within an hour or so, and fix any problems such as burst pipes, overflowing toilets (or balky showers), or clogged bathtubs. Because it’s a quick solution to a large problem, emergency plumbing is valuable. Although emergency plumbers can be costly, they are usually well worth the expense. The cost of replacing flooring or fixing the lower half of your walls’ drywall will often exceed the cost of hiring a professional plumber.
Remodeling or new-construction plumbing
If you have a plumbing emergency and you don’t have the time to do it right away, you can schedule a plumber to help you with remodeling or new construction. You want a plumber who will arrive on time and complete the job according to a pre-determined schedule. The cost of scheduled work is usually higher than that for emergency or on-demand work. Many plumbing companies advertising as emergency plumbers will also do scheduled remodel work.
Check the State Licensing of the Plumber
To find out if a plumber has been licensed in your state and if there are any pending or resolved complaints, visit the licensing website for that state. A plumber who is licensed does not mean that they are recommending them to another licensing body. It simply means that the plumber has met the minimum requirements to be licensed and will continue to be licensed.
Make a plumbing plan
Before calling the plumber, make sure you have a solid plan for your plumbing. You don’t need to narrow down the types of fittings and pipe sizes, as that is what the plumber will do. However, you will need to have a clear idea of what the final result should look like. The plumber will usually arrive on time if the job is small enough.
Keep it Flexible
It is just the beginning of your plumbing project. A plumber is more than just a skilled plumber. Experience and advice are other benefits to hiring one. Listen to the plumber and be flexible.
Create a Spreadsheet to Help You Estimate
Be ready to ask the right questions when calling plumbing companies:
- Hourly rates
- Rates for tasks other than plumbing, such as opening a wall.
- Are the plumber and customer liable for any delays in delivering parts on-site?
- You will be informed if the residential plumber obtains a permit.
- Projected start dates
Obtain a Plumbing Permit
If the plumber doesn’t apply for the permit, get the plumbing permit as soon as possible. The entire process can be completed online. Once a permit has been issued, you can begin work. After the work is completed, inspectors will inspect it. If the work is satisfactory the permit will be approved.
Get Your Own Plumbing Fixtures
Plumbers provide pipes, valves, or other parts that move water into and out of your home. You or your general contractor will supply toilets, sinks, and fixtures as well as bathtubs and showers.
Prepare the job site for the plumber
Don’t let your costly plumber waste time or money by opening walls, clearing crawlspace, and lighting dark basements. This is something that you should not do, even if it seems obvious to you. The faster you get the plumber to complete the plumbing work, the quicker the project will move.
Keep your job site close to you during work
Keep your distance from the plumber, but keep in touch with him if you have any questions. Some hovering is acceptable by most plumbers. However, too much hovering can cause distractions for the plumber and prolong project times.
Call our North Myrtle Beach office at 843-267-97333 to schedule an appointment.
Blue Ribbon Plumbing LLC
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579