Tips on Hiring a Contractor for Home Services

When searching for home services, experienced homeowners are generally collecting three bids and are hoping to find the contractor that will give the best bang for their buck. This may seem easier than it really is in practice, since comparing bids side by side may not be very straightforward.

Here are a few tips to compare bids apples-to-apples, and how to find the best value:

First and foremost, compare contractors. There are a few things to consider when comparing contractors. You want to make sure they are licensed, bonded, and insured, but also carry workers comp. Many homeowners screen contractors before requesting bids to make sure they are licensed, bonded, and insured, but a lot of times these contractors have employees without workers compensation insurance. In the worst case scenario, a technician or his family can sue the homeowner for injuries incurred on their property. Always verify the contractor carries workers compensation, besides just being licensed, bonded, and insured.

Next, check the contractors track record and reputation, as well as their competence. To check the contractors track record, you need to make sure they don’t have any unresolved complaints with the Construction Contractors Board (CCB) as well as the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Also verify that they have been in business as long as they claim that have. When looking into a contractor’s reputation, read negative as well as positive reviews, and be sure to cross reference with other referral sites. A contractor may have a great reputation on Yelp and Google, but may have several complaints on Houzz and Angie’s List, or the other way around. When searching for a contractor online, you will come across many companies that advertise to perform the services that you are searching for, but they don’t specialize in that line of work. There are contractors that focus on one or two trades, and generally they will perform better quality services than companies that claim to specialize in many different types of services. When possible, hire a contractor that specializes in the service you are looking for.

With Moss Busters, you can be rest assured that you are going to get a top quality service for a great price. We do not compete for the lowest price, but we do strive to give our customer the best bang for their buck. The methods that we have tried and developed for moss removal are superior to any other roof cleaning methods. You can read more about this on our roof cleaning page. We are licensed, bonded, insured, and carry workers compensation for all of our employees. We have been in business for over 8 years, and have had no complaints filed with the CCB and well as with the BBB. And as far as competence and quality of service, our reviews on Yelp, Google, Angie’s List, and Houzz speak for themselves. If you are looking for a roof cleaner, you can be confident in your decision to hire Moss Busters.

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