Many homeowners view hiring a tradesman for home repairs or improvements to be a painful process. Verifying the few simple items listed here will help you to eliminate dubious contractors, and raise your confidence level in the professional you select. Legitimate professionals are happy to share their qualifications with you. Think carefully before using a tradesman who seems reluctant to respond to any of the items listed here.
Does your plumbing contractor have a valid license? Call, State of Illinois at (217) 524-0799, City of Chicago (312) 744-3895 or (312) 744-8830
Licensing Facts: Illinois Plumbing License Law
The Illinois General Assembly regulates plumbing and the plumbing trade for the protection of the public health, convenience and welfare. Anyone who plans, inspects, installs, alters, repairs and maintains plumbing systems must meet certain licensing requirements.All licensed plumbers must follow the Illinois Plumbing Code as a minimum standard for all work performed in the State of Illinois.
Continuing education is required each year by the State of Illinois for plumbers to renew their plumbing license. To determine if your plumbing contractor has a valid license, contact: State of Illinois at (217) 524-0799, City of Chicago at (312) 744-3895
Insist on a “Final: Waiver of Lien” from each subcontractor supplying materials and labor for the job. If the general contractor doesn't pay his subcontractors, they may be able to enforce a mechanic's lien against your property and prevent you from selling it.