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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up a consultation or appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by performing an online search for local professionals near you.

Message the contractor, and see if they are willing to set up a video consultation call instead of an in-person site visit. With video chat, the contractor may be able to assess the scale of the project, give you better information on what needs to be done and perhaps provide an estimate. Be sure to discuss virtual payments, as well as general strategies for staying safe.

How can I find out if a general contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a general contractor is considered essential in your area during the current coronavirus pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website, which will have information on essential services.

Find information on national recommendations by visiting CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Can I use digital payments to pay for general contractor services?

Currently, many general contractors are using common digital payment services like PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle, Google Pay and more. And more will likely adopt these and similar platforms as coronavirus continues to force companies to take on digital capabilities.

Contact general contractors beforehand to discuss whether they accept digital payments, and take all necessary measures to meet social distancing recommendations. You can also compare general contractors side-by-side online to see which ones accept digital payments.

Do general contractors offer remote or virtual services?

General contractors perform manual work and typically need to be present to complete their projects. However, if you come across a profile that states the contractor is offering remote services, ask what those services include. You can also ask if they can perform a consultation via video call and if they can do the job while following guidelines from the CDC and local agencies.

Why should you hire a contractor?

Hiring a general contractor is a good idea for many remodeling projects. Home renovation contractors have a broad range of skills to manage, coordinate and complete a project. They should help make sure your project comes in on time and within your budget as they hire and supervise all the necessary subcontractors, including electricians and plumbers. They also handle procuring all the materials required for your job. Some homeowners look to save money by acting as their own contractor, but an experienced home renovation contractor is worth the cost. They should know local building codes, be able to pull all necessary permits, and work with inspectors to make sure the construction meets local codes. Also, because they get professional discounts, they can typically buy materials at a better price than you can; better prices on materials and labor save you money, and make up for at least a percentage of the cost of the contractor.

When should you hire a contractor?

A few home remodeling projects can be done by an ambitious DIY-minded homeowner or local handyman, but many are best completed by a professional home renovation contractor. You should hire a contractor when you’re planning a large project that takes time, machinery or large tools, and several workers; a kitchen remodel, new bathroom or home addition will be most successful with a licensed, expert contractor at the helm. It’s particularly important to have a professional contractor on board for construction, electrical, plumbing and HVAC projects that require inspections to meet local building codes. Of course, you can hire a contractor for smaller projects, too, if you prefer to let an expert handle things like addition or removal of a wall, small framing projects, or anything that requires a permit.  

You should hire a contractor when you’re ready to start a remodeling project and you have plans, a budget and a timeline for the work in hand, but before any remodeling work begins.

How much will it cost to remodel my house?

The cost to remodel a home is highly variable — size and scope of the project, quality of materials, and the number of subcontractors required to complete the job all affect the total cost. The average national cost of a home renovation project is $13,500. The national average per-square-foot cost of a remodel ranges from $25 to $100. Nationally, kitchen and bathroom remodels are the most popular types of projects, in part because they typically have the highest return on investment when the home is sold. The national average cost of a major kitchen remodel ranges from $25,000 to $62,000, while the average bathroom remodel tends to cost $6,000 to $18,000. In addition to materials and labor costs, many remodeling project costs include permit fees, which, average $900 or more, depending on your location.

Do I need a contractor for a kitchen remodel?

A kitchen remodel is one of the most important investments you can make in your home, and it’s critical to get the details right; that’s where a home renovation contractor comes in. A minor remodel usually includes new cabinet faces and hardware, replacement appliances, and paint, while an extensive job may enlarge the kitchen’s square footage, install new cabinets or an island, change the layout, and lay new tile or hardwood floors. Any renovation that includes filing permits, construction, or electrical or plumbing work is best completed by an experienced contractor who knows local codes.

Reviews for Columbus renovation professionals
Terrence H.
If we were rating based on comparison with other contractors, the rating would be more favorable. However, we live in a customer service based society so one has to ask the question, “was a standard met for whatever is being measured?” The team shows up daily where you can see the daily progression. A true strongpoint of this company is the quality of work is above average. The pricing is kept at market value. The team doesn’t go beyond there competency level. If they not knowledgeable or have no experience with moving forward with a task, they will let you know. All the workers are very friendly!! 2 negative points that are entitled to explanation. Completion of task with the same sense of urgency and having contingency plans to meet deadlines!! As mentioned above, the entire team shows up daily. If they are on time, I cannot speak on because I wasn’t present at the beginning of the worker’s work day. Working at a great pace, the deadline is close to being met and of course with most renovation projects, unexpected issues happen. Understood.. On 2 occasions at the same site, 90% of project completed and a short completion list was left. All of a sudden, not all workers are present. What would possibly take this team a day to complete is dragged out to 3 or 4 days. Why is that?? Possibly, most the team are working other small projects to maximize the week financial. As I told the GC of these projects, we are investors. In Real Estate each day that goes by, is expensive. Statement wasn’t taken serious because the project dragged out a few more days. I can assure you that the level of disrespect is well noted on my end. The list....this list lastly have the obvious of clean up!! 1st time when we moved a tenant in, “oops”got my days mixed up. The place (bathroom and floors) was not up to standard as it pertains to cleanliness. Okay, it happens. 6 weeks later, a check list was text to GC. The list was really short with cleanup as the last option. It’s known that the 14th was the move in date for more tenants. The crew has failed to sweep and mop the brand new flooring. Bottled water and containers were left in a closet. The kitchen counter top and refrigerator resembled a dust bowl. The carpet up stairs was not too bad however, mostly all new in the interior, so we had to vacuum the entire upstairs as they had the movers moving them in. I was more of disappointed. All of the good traits of the work and you lack the priority of cleanliness?? Wow, that’s the easy part!! So I would recommend strongly but one must be mindful of those couple things that places a dark cloud over these renovators.
The Fairfield County Remodeling Co.The Fairfield County Remodeling Co.
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