Never Do Business With A Bathroom Remodeler Until You Check These 4 Things
Here’s How You Find A PROVEN Bathroom Contractor In Chicagoland and SE Wisconsin
Homeowners searching for a proven and reliable bathroom remodeler in Chicagoland or SE Wisconsin should do always do their homework.
Research BEFORE you sign a contract with a bathroom contractor prevents headaches and wasted money. And the good news is this does not have to be time-consuming.
A few key facts that are easily found will tell you most of what you need to know.
Here Are The 4 Things To Always Check About A Bathroom Remodeler
#1 Check your bathroom remodeling company’s Better Business Bureau page.
The BBB remains a goldmine for consumers seeking information about bathroom remodeling companies. Find the company’s BBB page and check the following:
- The BBB rating of the company. It should be an A+ – never settle for anything less. It’s way too risky to take chances with your remodeling dollars with any company that doesn’t have the top rating.
- If they do have an A+, next look for the reviews customers have posted on the BBB. The truth is most bathroom remodelers don’t have much of a track record of BBB reviews. And when they do have reviews, it’s often just a couple from unhappy customers.
We’re happy to report that we have both an A+ rating and LOTS of reviews. Our average is 5 stars – you simply can’t have a better review rating.
But you don’t have to take our word for it. You can go here to visit our page on the Better Business Bureau website – this page is independently maintained by the BBB.
#2 Read Google Reviews.
Online reviews of bathroom remodelers are all over the internet. We encourage you to look anywhere and everywhere to get as balanced and fair a picture of any bathroom remodeler you are considering.
For homeowners looking for the most reliable information, we suggest Google Reviews as a particularly good source of information. While no review site is perfect, Google has an interest in making sure they continue to deliver reliable and useful information to people who use their search engines.
What should you look for when you look at a company’s Google Reviews?
Two key things to note right off the bat:
- The total number of reviews
- The average overall star rating
If the number of reviews is tiny, you have no way of knowing how reliable the overall rating is. But if the company has 25 or more reviews, the overall rating becomes a much more trustworthy indicator.
If you are interested in seeing our reviews and rating on Google Reviews, go here to see it.
#3 Go to the company’s website
A company’s website is not the ‘be all and end all’ for judging a bathroom remodeler serving Chicagoland and SE Wisconsin. There could be some quality remodelers out there with lousy websites and vice-versa.
In most cases, the professionalism and quality of a website is a surprisingly good clue to the professionalism and quality of the contractor.
If the company doesn’t have any website at all (or they just use a Facebook page as their “website”), chances are they are a low budget operation that operates out of a truck instead of a physical location.
For companies that do have a website, visit the site. How does it look? Does it have quality information about the company and their products? Does it look like some care and attention has been put into the design and layout?
Again, none of that is a guarantee of a great bathroom remodeling experience, but it is a sign of how much care and professionalism they are likely to put into their work.
#4 Find out what material they will use
This is something you should ask the company directly. The 3 most popular materials are: acrylic liners, traditional tile, or a full replacement of a tub or shower with Cultured Stone.
Acrylic liners are fast to install, but it’s not a full replacement of your tub or shower. Basically, these companies are just sticking a thin liner directly on top of your old one. This has a lot of drawbacks – including the possibility of covering up problems like mold without even knowing it.
Traditional tile can look beautiful when it’s done, but this method takes a lot of time to complete. It is also by far the most expensive option. You’ll also find that the grout that goes along with tile gets dirty fast. (This kind of remodel looks its best on the day it was installed – after that it requires maintenance to continue looking good).
At America’s Bath, we’re not shy about saying we think our way is the best way. Our solution using Cultured Stone gives you a full ‘down-to-the-studs’ replacement – it’s beautiful and a lifetime solution. Our way is:
- Fast (usually installed in one day)
- Affordable (way less expensive than a traditional tile replacement)
- Durable (Lifetime solution)
- Beautiful (let us bring a sample of Cultured Stone to you during a free consultation – you’ll love it).
This Is A Big Decision, So Protect Yourself
America’s Bath is an open book. We actually love it when homeowners:
- Check out our online reviews
- Visit the Better Business Bureau website to check our rating
- Go to our website to see who we are
- And ask us about our product and why we stand behind it so firmly.
Our advice is no matter what bathroom remodeler in Chicagoland or SE Wisconsin you end up choosing, always gather objective information so you can make the most educated decision possible.
If you’d like a free consultation and quote for a bathroom remodeling project, you can go here to Contact Us.