It can be quite the project diagnosing home repairs, doing the proper research, seeking out local companies, and comparing estimates.
Here at Basement Health Pros, we aim to make that a bit easier for you. Here is a quick checklist of things to look for when seeking out a contractor for your next big improvement project.
- Find a Locally Reviewed Contractor.
The first step in guaranteeing you’re getting yourself a quality contractor is if you can find them online in all your favorite local review sites. Great customer reviews are even better.
- Don’t Pay for Free Estimates.
Contractors have to earn the right to do business with you, not the other way around. If someone asks you to pay a small fee for a first-time inspection (even if they say they’ll refund it), tell them to take a hike. There are dozens of contractors out there waiting in line for your business.
- Get Everything in Writing.
If you’ve chosen a true professional, they’re not afraid to stand by their estimates. Save yourself any potential future trouble and get your estimates written down in plain English. If you have a question or don’t understand something, speak up!
- Licensed/Insured/Bonded or Bust.
Don’t trust your home to anyone who doesn’t have proper license and insurance policy. Licensed, insured and bonded contractors eliminate any financial or legal responsibility on your part should something unforeseen happen.
- Memberships, Certifications, and Professional Affiliations.
Although it may not be your ultimate deciding factor, it sure is nice to see a company recognized by the larger community and have professional affiliations. This is a sure indication that you’re going to be dealing with a true professional.
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