Unfortunately, homes never seem to fit our individual needs or wants. We all have the option to either accept and adapt to what we have or we can choose to make it fit our needs. This is where renovation and remodeling come into play. If you are considering remodeling you can simply hire a general contractor to run the job from start to finish and your troubles are over. If you decide to tackle some or all of the work yourself, you can avoid the common problems made by homeowners such as: Purchasing items that are not sized to your particular house, illegal connections and that can create a fire/flood damage, etc. We offer renovation consulting that can include simple technical assistance for a project all the way up to dealing with contractors if you decide not to do the job yourself. These services include visits to the jobsite, review of plans, scheduling work teams, budget control, etc.
If you are standing in 2 feet of water and the level is rising, it would be in your best interests to get the first contractor who will come and be happy that you were able to get one on short notice! However, most repairs are not so immediate in their nature. For these normal upgrades or repairs you should determine the most cost effective means of getting the job done. Contractors are a good source of info when you are in need of repairs, but they do have self interest in mind and you really can't blame them. We offer an alternative to your needs by providing a written/oral report after inspection of the system in question. Repair options are discussed and the ultimate choice is left up to you.