Are you in a bind for a great professional? You don’t have time to seek out a great professional. Use these straightforward steps in locating a great professional when you’re in a bind.
If your project is being constructed/remodeled on a prefabricated or mobile home, you may need special permits from your state, and your contractor may need special training to complete the job. Ensure that the ac contractor selects materials that are approved for prefab/mobile homes, or you risk voiding the warranties.
If your project is a remodel in the home you’re currently living in, your pets could feel threatened by the contractors and work crew. Let the ac contractor know up front that you’ve got pets so that they and the work crew know to avoid them – and take precautions to keep your pets away from the work site.
The best contractors don’t need to come to you to solicit. They know that their reputations will keep them in business. Be wary of any door-to-door ac contractors who come looking or jobs; they may offer you a steep discount, but they may not be legitimate ac specialists, either, and may cut corners on quality or perform work that isn’t up to professional standards.
Make sure your contractor is fully covered by the proper insurance. This can be expensive and some ac contractors may try to get away with not having the right insurance. Always verify their coverage before hiring a new ac specialist.
When interviewing a potential contractor, a useful question is: “How do you prioritize your work?” If you get a sense that their priorities and work ethic are close to your vision, it will make it easier to draft a written schedule that you both agree upon. This will give you confidence that your priorities are being looked after by the ac contractor even when you’re not there.
In every situation, you are going to desire a contractor who will exceed your expectations and work the hardest. Asking them what they will do to satisfy these desires is a god method to start off an interview. If they give you an answer that you like, write a contract that will make all opinions expressed clear.
Should you encounter problems, do not quickly assume the contractor is at fault. Never make accusations without knowing all of the facts. Instead, discuss any issues with the ac contractor and work towards a solution. As a part of this discussion you can also investigate the cause of the problem and work to prevent recurrence.
During the interview, ask a potential contractor what their priorities will be if you have awarded them the job. You want to hear them say things like, “High quality,” “responsiveness” and “safety.” If you get a strange answer to the question, or they dodge around the question, it’s possible that they’re not being entirely forthright with you.
Author: Chuck MaliaThis author has published 18 articles so far.