The popularity of home improvement television shows has increased the numberof home projects. Unfortunately, not everyone is capable of knocking down wallsand retiling their kitchen on their own. If you’re one of these non-DIY-ers, you willneed to find service professionals to help, but choosing the right person for thejob is critical. Here are a few simple tips to help ensure you hire the best personfor your project.
• Check References and Reviews – One of the easiest ways to verify theexperience and professionalism of a contractor is to read online reviews. Ifsomeone has been in the business for a few years or longer, you shouldexpect to find plenty of reviews to read on Yelp, Angie’s List, and othersites. Asking for local references is also important. Call references and, ifpossible, go see completed projects in person.
• Confirm Licenses and Permits – Verify the contractor is licensed by theappropriate agency and that the license is in good standing. It’s alsoimportant to have any required permits for the project by your local city orcounty. Unpermitted work can result in loss of value, fines, and even forcedremoval of the work.
• Proof of Insurance – All contractors need insurance and most are bonded.Ask to see the proof of insurance before allowing anyone to work in yourhome.
• Get it in Writing – Get a written estimate with the scope of work andquestion any confusing terms. This should include clear expectations,deadlines, and pricing. Make sure you understand everything before signingany type of contract.
Hiring the right person for your home improvement or maintenance job can betime-consuming, but is well worth the effort. Do your homework upfront and youcan avoid costly mistakes.
Author:Tatiana Mello Phone: 956-242-5130 Dated: September 23rd 2020 Views: 19 About Tatiana: ...
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