Top 5 Tips for Homeowners
- 1. VERIFY INSURANCE
- 2. GET IT IN WRITING
- 3. CHECK REFERENCES
- 4. HOW LONG HAS THE COMPANY BEEN IN BUSINESS?
- 5. DON'T SIGN ANYTHING - UNTIL YOU FULLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE.
Workers Compensation Insurance protects you if a worker is injured on your property. Liability Insurance protects you if any of your property is damaged. It's common to ask a contractor for their insurance agent to provide a certificate of insurance or to be an additional insured on a large project. (If their insurance is not up-to-date YOU could be liable.)
All warranties and estimates must be in detail. It will help protect you as a consumer and avoid misunderstandings.
Does the company stand behind warranties? Did the contractor listen to you when there was a problem? Do they actually show up on time? Would previous customers use them again? If they cannot provide references, there's a reason why!
Warranties are only as good as the company providing them. If they go out of business, in many cases so does your warranty.
Be sure to ask questions and clarify everything in writing. Taking time to ensure that you and the contractor have clear expectations will ensure a smooth and problem free project.
"Ed was awesome. Couldn't have asked for better service. He fixed my outside stairwell quickly and professionally. Would hire again." - Michelle S.
"I was leery of the fact that Paul said It might take up to 3 hours but he also said he would not know until he got into the job. I prefer that a contractor overestimate and take less time if possible and that is what happened. He was knowledgeable and courteous and very considerate because I wanted to keep the integrity of the pieces as much as possible for contribution to a charity. I happened to mention the broken Towel Rack and he was able to fix that also! Will definitely use HandyPro again and will request Paul. His integrity is a pleasure to experience." - Raymond C.
"I had work done on my deck by Victor and he helped out with re-leveling it. He was very nice and professional and had no problem coming back out for a second time. I deeply appreciate it because service like this is hard to come by." - Kevin M.
"I just wanted Matt and HandyPro to know that I am completely satisfied with my repair and want to thank you for your services.Â My wife and I look forward to the next time HandyPro works on our home." - Mark C.
"I am very pleased with work that Ed did. It was very professionally done, he is a pleasant person, I really enjoyed having him in my home and he did such an excellent job." - Kim S.