Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 by Jackie Jablecki
If you have ever had to hire a contractor to do work at your home or business it can be daunting, stressful, overwhelming. You never know who you can trust, if they are just out to take your money, and could leave you in a situation where you will have to have another contractor coming out and fix the work - starting the stressful process all over again.
Here are a few tips for picking a trusted contractor like DryZone:
Research, Research, Research: A great place to start is the Better Business Bureau, www.bbb.org. Here you can find reviews and rating. It is a trusted source. When you select a company, ask for references and check out their case studies. Coampanies like DryZone should proudly display their awards, case studies, accomplishments and before and after photos on their website.
Shop Around: It can be smart to get quotes from other companies. Take time to look at how long a project will take and the cost of materials. Two companies can have the same product but it might take Company B twice as long as Company A. This could add to your total cost in the end - not to mention added headaches. When you are looking at a company make sure to can see reviews and reference within the last year. If one estimate is much lower than the rest and sounds too good to be true… it probably is. Many contractors bid low to seem attractive, but these contractors are often uninsured and perform substandard work or use substandard materials.
High Pressure Sales Tactics: A trustworthy company, like DryZone should let you take the time to think about the purchase and compare before buying or putting down a deposit. Just remember that it is your home, your money, your choice. We offer free, no obligation inspections of your home. This way you have all the information and can make an informed decision about what moves to make with your home.
Sub-Contractors: When speaking with a contractor about how they do their business find out if they are the one’s doing the work or if they are going to be using sub contractor. And if anything were to go wrong who is responsible? Its best to use a contractor who is knowledgeable and knows their business in and out. You're not hiring a middle man you are hiring someone to do the work on your home. DryZone only uses our own employees and we are the ones guaranteeing our work and service!
Get it in Writing: Make sure everything from the contractor is in a written agreement. Include name, address, license number, and phone number. Always get copy of a signed contract from the contractor. Always make sure that you can read and understand the entire document.
Always remember that you are the homeowner and make all final decision about your home. Keep yourself protected and safe. When it comes to hiring a contractor go with a trusted source. DryZone is a local trusted contractor for Foundation Supportworks and Basement Systems. We only use the finest materials and products and guarantee our work with our warranty. We specialize in everything under your home. We want our homeowners to understand that we care about your home or business as if it were ours.