There are many factors that can make or break a shower replacement project. These variables include the budget you have available, the amount of work needed, and most importantly your skills and experience with working with plumbing. After these variables are met, the only thing left to consider is the contractor you choose to complete your project. If your skills and experience are lacking there is no need to panic. Many times it is as simple as a change in the contractor or a decision on what part to install.
Perhaps, one of the most important decisions is who will be installing the new shower head. Most often this is done by the homeowner themselves, but sometimes this is done by a company. This is especially true if the old shower drain has become clogged and requires a new shower head. It is important to remember when calling a plumber to come that you will not always be able to test and repair the issue yourself. Some pipes require special tools and very qualified contractors.
It is equally important that you consider your budget when making your choice. Shower replacement is something that is quite expensive. The price you pay for your new shower replacement greatly depends on the exact material that you choose, the size of the showerhead, and the complexity of installation. There are many companies that claim to offer a quick solution to your problem, but the problem may not be as simple as you think.
Once you have decided on the general contractor, make sure to see their work history. While it is not necessarily a good indicator of how well they do work, it is a very good one. For example, if someone has been doing ten or more showers a year and is very satisfied with their work then this is a good indicator of the quality of their work. You should also ask about their customer service. This should be a standard practice for any reputable and established contractor.
Do not forget to consider any of the hidden costs. Any time you are replacing an entire bathroom, you are going to incur some costs. Most people do not think about these hidden costs, but it is imperative that you do. These costs can include labor costs and installation charges.
One last thing to consider before making your decision is if you have children. Installation of a new shower replacement can be messy. If you have young children, there is a chance that the entire process could be ruined. Do your research and you will find a company that does provide a one person installation.