Life has enough stress of its own. No need to add to the things that stress you out in life when it comes to finding a plumbing repair contractor to renovate or improve your property. By taking a deep breath and following these simple to understand tips, you should be ill-defined the contractor that’s right for you – stress-free.
Look out for red flags. If the plumbing repair contractor shows up on the first day with greasy hair, alcohol on the breath, or has horrible body odor that most likely reflects the quality of the work you will receive.
First impressions are important. After speaking with several candidates on the phone, meet three or four in person for estimates. If something feels off or personalities clash then it may not be the right fit. This person will be in your house for hours each day and you need to be able to live with that.
A written contract will lay out the schedule and cost of hiring beforehand.these are important things for you to consider, you want to hire cheaply with a quick finishing time, but you also want to guarantee that you get good work out of it. Check references for any positive feedback on the plumbing repair contractor.
Ask plumbing repair contractors about the purposed timeline. If the timeline is something that cannot be negotiated on your end ask if money will be partially refunded if the job runs longer or if the contractor will absorb the added labor cost.
Ask the plumbing repair contractor if you can visit one of their current job sites. There is no better place to evaluate a contractor than while they are working. This will allow you to see the care that they put into their work, and the care that they put into your home.
It is advantageous to know if a plumbing repair contractor has a good credit standing with his suppliers. In these times of a weak economy, suppliers will only give credit to those suppliers who are good paymasters. But it is not necessary that you could get this information from suppliers as they might respect contractor privacy.
Before ending a contract, you should always read the details of your agreement. The contract should specify what happens in the event a failure, problem, or disagreements forces the relationship to end. Most contracts have provisions for third party resolution, and you should seek these remedies to avoid additional trouble.
You should treat failure to provide references as a red flag in the hiring process. If you ask a plumbing repair contractor for references from previous jobs, and they refuse to provide this information, you should immediately refuse to continue the interview process and cross them off of your list of candidates.
Author: Abe JohnsonThis author has published 16 articles so far.