Need help with that home reno? Not sure who to call or where to begin?
Hiring a reputable contractor can be an intimidating task. Who can you trust?
Here are a few tips to get you on the right path.
- Get recommendations from family and friends. This is probably the easiest and safest place to start. If you email friends, or ask on social media you will certainly get a few recommended contractors.
- Read the reviews. People are honest when it comes to reviewing. Websites such as Yelp, Google, and facebook have a review system. Read them thoroughly.
- Check the Better Business Bureau for any complaints. Does the contractor have a good rating?
Avoid hiring contractors from sites such as kijiji and Craigslist. Anyone can post services and there it isn't always trustworthy.
Get all quotes in writing.
Never pay for work not started or incomplete. If you give a deposit get a receipt.
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