If you are about to embark on a home improvement project that requires you to hire a welding company in Edmonton, then you may be worried about how to find the perfect contractor.
Welding expert Advantage Manufacturing Ltd. suggests that one way to go about it is by asking the right questions as you interview contractors.
Here are four questions you should always ask.
1. How many years have you been in the industry?
Your contractor’s suitability for a welding project will usually depend on their experience. You want a contractor who has been in the industry for long enough to have at least 10 references you can talk to. Work with contractors that have a proven track record.
2. Do you have a license?
Working with an unlicensed contractor is taking a huge risk. First, you do not have the guarantee that the contractor has the sufficient skills to handle the task. Secondly, should the contractor do the project halfway and disappear, you wouldn’t have enough back-up for the ensuing legal battle.
3. Do you have insurance?
Accidents can happen in the course of a project. Should a worker suffer an injury while working on your project, you want to know that they have coverage from the company they’re working for. Also, it’s only right to know that the company will cover any damages to your property that happen during the project.
4. Do you usually keep deadlines?
Knowing that a contractor has a proven track record of completing projects on time can make you trust them more. Delaying a project is not just an inconvenience to you, but it can also prove costly.
When a contractor has provided a list of references, call them up and confirm whether they kept deadlines in previous projects or not.
The thought of falling into the hands of the wrong contractor can be very uncomfortable, but there are ways to avoid that. All you need is a list of the right questions to find the ideal contractor.