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Questions to Ask Your Contractor

Posted July 7, 2016

Whether you are looking for an insulation contractor or one who performs rodent removal serving Seattle, WA, there are several different questions to keep in mind. Insulation is an important addition to your home—it keeps your home buffered against the heat and cold—and you need to feel confident in your contractor. Here are a few questions to keep in mind when meeting your contractor.

Are you licensed and insured?

Before hiring any sort of contractor you should be sure the company, and all of its employees, are properly licensed and insured. Do not let an unlicensed and untested amateur install your insulation or conduct a rodent removal in your home. Only a licensed expert can properly install insulation so your home gets the most efficient rating it can. Only allow insured contractors to work on your home. This insurance protects the homeowner in case of contractor injury or damage to the home.

Do you use subcontractors?

When a company uses subcontractors, they are not doing the work you have hired them to do. Sometimes, subcontractors are necessary—typically when the job is large and affects several areas of the home—but for the most part, a specific contractor should have the skills necessary to perform the job you hired him to do.

Are your employees professional?

The workers coming into your home should be courteous, professional, and clean. They should never leave a mess in your home, and they should always go above and beyond to clean up their work space. Also, employees should conduct themselves around you, the homeowner, in a professional manner. Talk and behavior should be completely professional 

Which products do you use?

The answer to this question will vary depending on your need, but any contractor you hire should give you a detailed list of the products he uses and why he prefers them. These products should be the highest rated in their field. They should also offer you the cleanest and safest options for your insulation, rodent removal, or mold remediation.