Plumbing Remodel Post Fire – Ole Piper Inn
Tips from ‘This Old House‘ – The Remodeling Plumber
For non-emergency projects a remodel or remedial work on your plumbing you need a pro who understands residential-system design and knows the code in your area. He also has to be able to work in a finished environment. That means putting down a piece of scrap carpeting to protect floors and cutting precise, easy-to-repair holes in walls, and, then, only when necessary.
The best source for this type of plumber is a general contractor. The contractor sees the plumber’s work before it’s covered up; you don’t get that opportunity. In addition, your contractor knows the telltale signs of quality work that you might miss, like clean solder joints, crisp 90-degree angles at joints and clean, properly sized holes in joists, studs, and floors. Finally, a quality contractor will not risk working with a shoddy plumber. A simple error “a joint left unsoldered or a leaky PVC line” can easily devastate $10,000 worth of walls or hardwood floors and complicate the job with insurance claims, lost time, and lawsuits. With so much riding on the plumber, contractors tend to stick with only the best.
As with hiring a plumber for simple repairs, you or your contractor should ask for proof of a license and license number. Also verify that workers’ compensation and liability insurance policies are active.
Client: Ole Piper Inn
Location: Blaine, MN
Year Completed: 2014
Plumber: John & Alex
Ole Piper Inn post fire remodel..