Many people hire plumbers to help with the plumbing work that they need to have done on their homes. When you do so, you can generally count on the plumber to provide the necessary supplies for you. However, this does not mean that you have to use these parts. Instead, many plumbers will actually let you supply your own parts. Even though this might seem like an unnecessary hassle when you can just let the plumber handle this part for you, you might find it worthwhile. These are a few reasons why you might want to supply your own appliance parts when having a plumbing job done around your home.
1. Save Money on Materials
What some people don't realize is that many homeowners end up spending more money on household materials — including plumbing parts — when they count on their contractor to purchase the parts for them. Your plumber might be hoping to mark up the cost of the parts a little bit in order to increase profits, but you can save this money by doing the shopping yourself. Also, since you are probably more dedicated to the idea of saving yourself money than your plumber is, you might be willing to put in a little more time and effort to shop around for the best deals. Again, this can help you reduce how much you spend on plumbing parts for your project.
2. Avoid Wait Times When You Hire Your Plumber
If your plumber does not have the parts on hand in order to make a repair, then you might have to wait for him or her to go out and buy these parts. Even worse, you might have to worry about your plumber placing an order and then waiting for the necessary parts to come in the mail. If you are trying to get your project completed quickly, this can be a hassle. If you go ahead and buy the parts yourself, however, you can help ensure that everything that your plumber needs to do the job is already available.
3. Choose What You Want in Your Home
Of course, it's always a good idea to talk with your plumber about the best parts and plumbing fixtures if you need a bit of help with this part. However, if you already know what you want, buying your own plumbing supplies can help you ensure that you are happy with the materials that are used in your home.