10 Tips for Hiring Service Professionals
1. The salesperson works for the business. Confirm that the person with whom you are talking is a licensed agent of the firm that was is top-10 listed by Selectedly.
2. Request a copy of the corporation's license. It's important that you confirm the license remains in good standing. Bear in mind that you can get a listing of the licensing requirements of your state.
While Selectedly could be informed of changes in member service we cannot ensure that insurance information is valid at the time of presentation.
3. Request proof of insurance. We suggest that you check with the insurance agency or carrier which the coverage is in good standing.
General Liability insurance typically covers a builder while the contractor is working for injuries which occur. There are exceptions to coverage, and you need to confirm the scope of the builder's policy.
4. Before starting on a project finalize the contract.
A fantastic contract...
ought to be written on company letterhead
Must contain the business's name, address, telephone numbers, and license number (if applicable)
Should contain the customer's name, address (where work is to
be performed), and telephone numbers
is obsolete when it's written
comprises a detailed description of the job that's going to be performed
offers dollar amounts associated with each task included in the job
comprises an anticipated/estimated start and finish date
Provides a payment program
comprises a termination clause
comprises a clause that protects the homeowner from any prospective mechanics liens
when you have paid the contractor in full
Definitely states whether permits will be pulled, and who will be responsible for pulling them.
5. Make payments. Do not cover an individual.
6. Make sure there are 3 days right to cancel section
7. Until you're pleased with the project, withhold payment.
Do not pay in full before the job is totally finished and you've completed your final review.
For bigger projects, do not make the last payment till you've passed the last building inspection.
8. Do not advance money. If absolutely necessary, ensure that the materials are sent to your home with a receipt showing they have been paid in full.
9. Check references.
10. Document changes to the contract. Be sure all changes to the initial contact, however small, are recorded and signed off by both parties.