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how do I find the builder, plumbing contractor and electrical contractor for my home in Moore SC?

Asked by Pwillard, Duncan, SC Mon Mar 15, 2010

We want to renovate. We need the blueprints and details from when this home was built.

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If a Realtor helped you buy your home, contact them. You may also be able to look at your tax records to see what company or person sold it first and contact them from the information you find. Hope this helps!
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Brandy Bradley
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 15, 2010
This is a good idea. It can be overwhelming to hire a contractor for something as large-scale as a house. If you can get recommendations, then it's easier to know where to start. A realtor should have some suggestions if you're really feeling lost.
Flag Fri Feb 20, 2015
I think you can just do an area search and find all of those people. I know that there are a lot of plumbing contractors so finding one of those shouldn't be too hard to find. You just need to make sure you are doing everything you can.
Flag Mon Jan 5, 2015
You might be able to get this figured out by talking to the people the permits would have had to clear through. Other than that, it will be pretty difficult to get information on these people. if the person you bought the home from was the original owner, they might be able to tell you, but that will really be your last hope. If you can't find the information, you'll likely need to just go with it and hope things work the right way.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 11, 2015
In a situation like this I would recommend looking into a few different places. Get references so you know that you are getting quality work. I know that my parents just had some electrical work done and that is what they did.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 22, 2014
I would just like to add a little bit on to your comments. Talking with your neighbors is the best way to find the most reliable information about a company. There are always electricians and plumbers in every city. You just have to do your research to find them.
Flag Tue Mar 10, 2015
The best place to start would be talking to your neighbors. They probably have someone in mind that they personally use. They'll also be able to give you the most reliable references that you can get. Searching online for a contractor is also a good idea.
Flag Mon Feb 9, 2015
I agree, you should definitely get references online. There are a lot of electrical contractors and plumbers in that area, but you just have to do your research. The trick is that you shouldn't just hire the first person that you find. Shop around a little to find the best deal that you can.
Flag Thu Jan 8, 2015
If you are wanting to find all these people, I would start with the previous owner of your home, because they might know the general contractor. If you can find the general contractor of the home, then you will probably be able to find out about the rest of the contractors. However, if you are looking to renovate your home, it shouldn't be too difficult for these contractors to come and look at it and get it figured out. You might ask the electrical contractor if they are able to get the job done after coming to look at your house a couple times!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 10, 2014
I agree with Julie, contacting the previous owner of your home would be a good idea. If you still cannot find out what you are looking for, it may be of your best interest to find a good electrical contractor. They should be able to fix any problems that you are facing.
Flag Fri Dec 19, 2014
I agree with you, you should definitely talk to the previous home owner. You could also talk to one of your neighbors to see if they have a reference for an electrical contractor.
Flag Fri Dec 5, 2014
I would suggest asking neighbors, family, or friends. Referrals are usually a safe bet. I would also read reviews before you make a final decision. Good luck with your renovations.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 28, 2014
That is a fantastic idea! I can't believe I had not already thought of asking my neighbors for a recommendation. I just moved, and I need to introduce myself anyway. My sewer line is corroded, and I need to hire a plumbing contractor before it bursts. Thanks for the help.
Flag Thu Dec 4, 2014
There are quite a few different places that you can find electrical contractors. I agree that you should talk with your neighbors, especially the ones who have lived in the area for a long time. Don't try to mess with your electricity by yourself though, that can be really dangerous if you aren't experienced.
Flag Wed Oct 29, 2014
Those are all good and important people to find when building. I think that one of the best ways to find an electrical contractor, or any of those, is to ask around in your area. Then you can find someone local that people have used and recommend. Best of luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 28, 2014
You will likely be finding them each separately. You will need them to work together after that though. After you have your plans drawn up, talk to the plumber that you chose. You can ask them at which stage of the process they would like to be brought in. That way you can make sure they don't get there after they needed to to start on certain work so it will all go more smoothly.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 21, 2014
Trevor is right, the internet is a beautiful thing these days. You can find so many reviews for almost anything that you are looking for. If you are looking for a plumber, you might also want to talk to your friends or neighbors. They might be able to recommend someone good.
Flag Sat Mar 21, 2015
I agree, there aren't very many people who do every one of those things. You shouldn't have too much trouble finding plumbers in your area though. i would recommend just getting online to look for different reviews. That is usually the best place to start.
Flag Fri Jan 9, 2015
Definintely the builder will be the most efficient way to go! Good Luck!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 19, 2014
You would need to contact either the contractors who built the house or the realtor who helped you buy it. They should have information about these other contractors. If not, you may be able to just find your own contractors to help you renovate.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 19, 2014
Thanks for the tip, I'm having to do the same with my house. My wife and I just moved in a bit ago, and we're really wanting to make the house fully ours. The biggest problem we're having is finding a residential electrical contractor near where we are living. Any recommendations?
Flag Tue Jan 27, 2015
Great resource regardless of where you are located is Angie's list and Yelp. Both have ratings and reviews published for your review. Also always check their insurance, and cross check with the Better Business Bureau in your area
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 13, 2013
In addition, I would check with the Registrar of Contractors to be sure they're licensed, bonded and insured.
Flag Tue Oct 28, 2014
Hi Pwillard,

Click this link for electricians from one source (service majic):…

This link has a list of plumbers:…

I hope this information is helpful to you.

Search the Charleston SC MLS:
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 15, 2010
These are great links. Also, try Yelp and angieslist for more localized contractors. I'm sure there are plenty of great options, but it's important to get multiple quotes to make sure you end up with the best deal. If you do your research, you should end up with good contractors for a good price.
Jenn |
Flag Thu Nov 6, 2014
Good luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 15, 2010
I agree, or try any other search engine. You should be able to find a lot of great reviews for plumbing contractors in Moore, SC. It's never fun to move into a home with plumbing problems, so I hope that you're able to get them all taken care of.
Flag Tue Dec 9, 2014
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