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Five Warning Signs For A Bad Contractor

Many homeowners get confused when it comes to choosing the right contractor for their home improvement remodeling project. They are just unable to decide which contractor to hire for their services. Sometimes it has also been seen that homeowners ended up in a bad hiring. You would surely not want to hire a bad contractor and waste your money and time for your home improvement project. So, here we have provided few warning signs for bad contractors. Read them carefully and follow them in your hiring process to end up in choosing the right contractor for your project.

Given below are the warning signs, which indicate bad hiring.

The pro doesn’t have a relevant work history or a portfolio

In your hiring process, you may come across a lot of remodeling contractors who would say that they are starting out as an independent contractor. It’s not bad to hire a pro that is new to the business. In fact, sometimes it has been seen that these contractors are more dedicated, creative and innovative than others with a lot of work history. But there is certainly a big difference between a contractor with a very little work history and a contractor with no work history at all. Even if they are starting as an independent business, they must have some works under their belt, like the works when they were an employee of another contractor or if they have worked as a trainee. If they have a limited work history, ask them to provide references of other companies they have earlier worked for.

The pro doesn’t have a proper license, insurance or registration

Laws pertaining to registrations or licenses of contractors vary from city to city and from state to state in US and each contractor or service provider needs to have a proper license, registration and insurance to operate legally in their area.

The contractor doesn’t have the skills, which are relevant to your home remodeling project

If you are hiring a contractor for kitchen remodelling, choose someone with experience in this kind of home improvement project. The service provider may have decades of experience in basement remodelling but no kitchen renovation experiences; in that case he or she may not be your right choice.

The service provider doesn’t seem to have the right tools for the posted job

Different kinds of tools are needed for different kinds of home improvement project. When you post your job and choose to hire a contractor, you need to give the service provider an in-depth explanation of the job you want completed and ask if he or she has the right tools to do it or not.

The pro has a bad attitude

What if the contractor you hire is excellent in his or her works but is very ill behaved? Would you like to seek the assistance of such a pro? Remember one thing if you hire someone like this, you only would need to deal with him or her as long as the project is completed and to be very frank it is very difficult to deal with such a person. So, it is always better to look for someone with whom who can go along very easily.