Things to consider before hiring a Property Maintenance Contractor
There are many things to consider when hiring a Property Maintenance Contractor. A very important factor to consider is insurance. Is your contractor properly insured or insured at all? There are many people out there masquerading around as contractors. We are properly insured with industry-specific liability insurance
If you hire a property maintenance contractor who doesn’t have general liability coverage you will be responsible for any damage caused by your contractor. Your home is your largest investment, so don’t trust it to just anyone. Always ask to see proof of insurance.
Be aware of companies who give you very low bids for the work you are seeking to have done. Often times this method is used by shady contractors to get their foot in the door only to upcharge you for everything after they have started working, there are other possible reasons for this and none of those reasons are good. Keep in mind that it is expensive to be set up as a real business. The expenses of equipment, labor, insurance, advertising, and maintenance are not cheap. The price we quote you is the price you pay and we guarantee it!
Some people claiming to be in business may not be set up as a real business at all, and may not have worker’s compensation insurance for their employees or any insurance at all. Other companies use bait-and-switch tactics to lure you in with low prices only to up-charge you for other things after they start the work. This scenario usually ends up costing consumers much more than had they hired an honest contractor from the start.
Ask for an insurance certificate to make sure they are insured. If the contractor is licensed, ask for their license number and go online to the state website to check if they are in good standing. Just by taking a few simple steps, consumers can save themselves time, money, and a lot of headaches.