Unfortunately, we may make multiple mistakes when choosing contractors:
- We assume that the task will be completed according to schedules: One big headache among homeowners is that contractors may not be able to finish the job on time. It is a mistake to believe that everything that contractors say related to deadlines and timelines will be met. Many contractors are notorious for breaking commitments and promises. Reputable contractors should be able to give use detailed timelines, so we know what will be completed at specific time. Only contractors with confidence can give us such a reassurance. Experienced contractors may already be able to develop well-constructed business method to make sure that they can provide high-quality results.
- Asking contractors to finish our DIY projects: There are many informational resources and DIY books that can show us how to renovate our bathrooms, kitchens, patios and others. Armed with only the greatest intention and will, many homeowners could start and finish wonderful projects that can match or even surpass results provided by professionals. However, not all homeowners are gifted builders and renovators. We may have incomplete and botched up projects in our home and it may be a bad idea to ask contractors to finish jobs that we have started. Many homeowners expect to get cheap quotations from renovators to finish off things that they have started. Often, we perform our job improperly and contractors need to start all over again. This will cost more money and may result in a complete dissatisfaction in our part, knowing that our previous partial efforts are worthless.
- Not asking for proper guarantee: It is very easy to skip this part, especially if we are eager to get the job completed immediately. We may assume that things will be fine and we don’t need to talk with the builder or contractor again. Of course, we would know whether the job is completed properly after it is completed. So, it is essential that we have a written guarantee. We should ask the contractor whether they guarantee their work. It means that depending on the job, we will be covered against all types of structural damage, accidental collapses and any botched up project that we don’t expect. A reliable contractor will immediately say yes and we may need to avoid contractors who don’t want to give us anything in writing. Professionals should deliver super quality work and excellent service. As a result, they won’t hesitate to give us a written guarantee.
It is clear that we should avoid any kind of fly by night contractors. They just after our money and don’t have the slightest intention to give an equivalent value in return of our money. We could find in the long run that it is not a good option to choose contractors that we don’t know we can trust. It will be much less costly to choose the right contractor than redoing and fixing our job due to piir craftsmanship.