Hiring a contractor can be intimidating. Your are hiring people to come make changes to your home, so you want make sure they are good workers and produce quality results. Way to often people are hiring and do a half-effort job and improper techniques; just to leave with your money while you pick up the pieces. Here are 5 things to look for in a good contractor to ensure that you will be completely satisfied (and in some cases even more than satisfied) with their work.
1. Open Communication
Knowing that before, during, and after the work is done that you will be updated on the entire process keeps you in the loop-so you know what to expect. This shows that your contractor isn't in it just for the money, they want to provide quality services to you.
2. A Tidy Worker
It's important that your contractor keeps things organized and picks up after themselves when they leave your home. You shouldn't have the task of cleaning added onto your to-do list just because a contractor was in your home. It's important for the people you hire to care about you and your home.
3. They Have Clear References & Information
It can be tempting to hire somebody off of an app like Next-door because of cheap pricing- everybody likes to save a few bucks. But, making sure a good deal still ensures quality work is key. Looking for good reviews and an informative online presence, or having direct references, can ensure that you are actually going to save some money; not be forced to fix a bad job later and spend even more.
4. Clear Answers
The questions you ask your contractor matter. Knowing how long the job will take and the exact cost should be clear. Nobody wants to feel like their home is going to be a construction zone forever or that their bank account keeps getting drained with unexpected costs.
5. Knowledgeable In Their Field
There is a reason you are hiring somebody to do work in your home, so you want to make sure they know the proper way of doing things so the results last. You want to be able to have the freedom to bounce your ideas off of your contractor and for them to say if it is doable, backed by technical reasons. A good contractor should be able to separate quality outcomes and the reality of what would need to get done from your great ideas.