10 Mistakes That Homeowners Make - Dealing with Contractors - I
consider myself to be a reasonable and honest general building
contractor and rarely have problems with the people I'm working for,
because I'm not out to take advantage of them.
How to Avoid Hiring Bad Contractors - I was talking to someone that
I used to work with and they were telling me a story about a contractor
that did extremely poor work on one of their friend’s home. I was
familiar with some of the contractors in the city that my friend was
talking about and I ask him if he knew the contractors name.
Think Twice before Hiring a Contractor with the Biggest Ad in the Yellow
Pages - When I first started contracting I was only 25 years old.
That's right, I have served my four years as a journeyman carpenter and
got my contractors license at an early age. The only problem was, I
needed to advertise and the only way to advertise back then, was in the
Think Twice before Hiring a Neighborhood Kid to Remove Snow from Your
Roof - A lot of people think it's cute to hire a neighborhood kid to
take care of their front or back yards. When I was a kid, I would've
loved to have had a job taking care of one of my neighbor’s yards and I
thought the same thing once I got older.
Is a Water Damage Specialist? - Whenever someone injures their hand
or foot, there's a good chance that they will need to go to a medical
specialist. This would be someone who has been trained and understands
how to make the necessary repairs and adjustments. A water damage
specialist is no different.
Avoid Hiring Licensed Contractors That Don't Know What They're Doing
- One of the worst things that could happen to any homeowner or anyone
who hires a licensed contractor is to find one that doesn't really know
what they're doing. You would think that they would, since the state
that they live in, gave them a contractor's license, but this isn't the
case all of the time.
and Water Damage Restoration Should Be Left to the Professionals -
If you don't know anything about fire and water damage restoration, it
should be left to someone who does. You're obviously not going to do any
medical operations, root canals or nuclear bomb testing, if you don't
know what you're doing.
I'm Looking for a Good Contractor, Where Are They - If you're really
looking for a good contractor, they're out there. The only problem is
how you actually find one of them. I don't know how many times I've
looked through the Yellow Pages, used online construction referral
services and even asked my friends and family for referrals.
Is It Harder to Quit Smoking Than It Is to Find a Good Remodeling
Contractor? - Well I guess it depends on who you're asking the
question too. If you've never smoked before, there's a good chance that
you wouldn't have any problems, but if you're a smoker, it's a
completely different story. Let's start with the home remodeling
Higher Your Friends - Home Repair Nightmares - When I say don't ever
higher your friends, I would like to clarify something first. If you
enjoy your friendship with these individuals, you might not ever want to
hire them. You could find yourself with more problems than you ever
Fraudulent Contractor Creates Home Remodeling Nightmare - It wasn't
that long ago, when I heard a story about a fraudulent contractor who
created a home remodeling nightmare for his customer. When I'm talking
about a fraudulent contractor, I would like to point something out here,
this person was not a licensed contractor and this was only half of the
I Get a Good Job Done, at Low Prices? - I can't think of too many
people that aren't concerned about quality and price. Most of the time
the two of these things don't go hand in hand. If you find an
inexpensive contractor, there's a good chance that their quality level
might not meet your standards.
How Can I Find a Licensed Contractor to Work for $10 an Hour? - The
first thing that you're going to need to do is start asking as many
people as you know, if they know any licensed contractors who work for
$10 an hour. If you find someone who works for $12 an hour, you could
always ask them if they would lower their wages and work for $10 an hour
and you would have found your contractor.