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03/24/2011
By: charles14
Complete Home Repair
I was a little worried about having such a large project done that would be at a good cost and done to the perfection wanted i almost didn't call a contractor to do it. But after calling a few people i was told the best people for the job was Complete Home Repair . When they came and looked at the project and wrote down how i wanted it done,even talked me through step by step what they would do. I was happy i called. The next day i had a couple of real polite gentlemen in my house busy at work and step by step told me what i wanted to know about the work and asked me if i'd like to see how things were done so i may do small projects on my own . Also gave me money saving advice on other household work i will do in spare time . Complete Home Repair was there well manured and willing to offer information to what ever question i had . I'd recommend if you have work to be done call them it is worth the cost for great help.
Tips & Advices
If there is ever a dispute regarding payment over the course of the project, a contractor or subcontractor could place a payment claim, or lien, on your property. To avoid this, ask the contractor to sign a lien release, which is a legal agreement that states that any payment accepted is final. This can come in handy if a contractor has his or her own payment issues with their subcontractors. Signing a lien release form certifies that any payment made by a client to the contractor is enough to pay for any goods or services rendered.
Absolutely ask. Paying too much up front offers the homeowner minimal leverage if the quality of work does not meet expectations or contractual specifications. Try to establish a reasonable pay schedule, such as paying 10 percent of the total cost for each 10 percent of the work that is completed. Include this payment plan in the contract, as well.
Before any money changes hands, there should be a contract to sign. Make sure the specifics of the work and all costs are listed in the contract, including details. If you forget to have something included in the contract after signing it, there's rarely a chance of recourse.
Ask the contractor for proof of their certification before signing anything, as well as their proof of insurance. You should also check your homeowners insurance policy to see if they offer coverage for contracted work. You may want to call your insurance provider and ask for more details on what your plan will and won't cover.
Yes. Plans for how the work site will be cleaned at the end of each day as well as at the conclusion of work need to be put in writing. An experienced general contractor should make every effort to keep the workspace clean and prevent dirtying or damaging any other area. Even so, talk with the contractor about the daily schedule, the logistics of transporting workers and equipment, and how cleanup will be handled.

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