As you probably know, the best way to ensure that your home remodeling project is done correctly is to hire a great Sacramento remodeling contractor to plan and execute the job. This goes for kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, whole house remodels, and even exterior or interior paint jobs. But how can you be sure that the Sacramento remodeling contractor you hire for the job is trustworthy, reputable, and creative enough to turn your dreams into reality? How can you tell if you are going to be treated fairly throughout the process? Well, it all comes down to the research you do before singing on the dotted line.
When you are searching for the right Sacramento remodeling contractor to work on your home, there are a few steps you may want to take before selecting one. For starters, it is always advisable to make sure they are licensed and insured. That way, you will be protected if anything bad happens on the property. You should also ask any prospective contractor for references. And check those references! Don’t just assume that if they gave them to you, they will say only good things. And once you do make a final choice on your contractor, be sure that you have copies of the signed and dated contract before you make any payments or have them start on any work. That way, you can be sure everything is agreed upon right there on paper in order to avoid any issues once the job starts.
To hear more steps you should follow when you are trying to hire a contractor for your job, please take a quick look at the video below:
To speak with an experienced and reputable Sacramento remodeling contractor who would be happy to answer any questions you may have, please contact the professionals at Russ Johnson Construction here.
SACRAMENTO REMODELING CONTRACTOR VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:
TITLE: How to Hire a Contractor
NARRATION: Hi, I’m Amy Matthews with HomeAdvisor. We’ve all heard horror stories about untrustworthy contractors, and sadly, they do exist. But there are a lot of very good contractors out there – who are committed to quality construction and good customer service. So, how do you pick a winner? Here’s a list to help you out.
First, ask for a copy of the company’s license. And be sure to verify that the license is in good standing. Keep in mind that certain states or provinces don’t require licensing if the job is under a certain dollar amount.
Second, get proof of insurance. Ask the company to provide a copy of their insurance certificate, and verify with the insurance agency or carrier that the policy is still in good standing.
Third, check multiple references. HomeAdvisor.com is a great place to start, with over one point seven million verified reviews of service professionals written by real customers.
Fourth, finalize the contract before starting on a project. Make sure the contract is signed and dated, and make multiple copies.
Finally, write your payments only to the company that was referred, and avoid paying with cash. A check or credit card will provide you with a record of the transaction and ensure the money ends up in the right place. Be sure to get receipts for all payments. And don’t make your final payment until you’re completely satisfied with the project. Reputable contractors will recognize this as standard procedure, and it’s the best way to ensure a great finish.
Good luck with your project!