Every now and then,you may need a little help around the house with repairs or maintenance issues. Sometimes it’s just too difficult to do all the projects and jobs you have on your own. There is no need to worry. A contractor can help!

Contractors visit your home to fix things that you may not have the knowledge or ability to do yourself and there are so many professional contractor out there you can hire. But it is important to pick the one you are comfortable with and someone you think can do the best job. It’s also important to note that not all contractors are carpenters, electricians, or plumbers. Some confine their works to clearing brush, pool cleaning,yard work, mowing grass or general outdoor maintenance instead of indoor home repairs.

Here are some tips on hiring the right OrangeCounty CA contractor for the job:

  1. Take time to interview several homecontractors in Orange County before making a hiring decision. A contractor will be working closely with you in your home so you want to pick one that you feel comfortable around.
  2. Clearly define the project. Start by compiling a list of the home repairs you would like completed and have it in writing. Be clear about the times you expect the work to be started and completed. It’s extremely important to get all guarantees in writing.
  3. Ask around.Neighbors who would have had similar jobs done are always a good place to ask for contractor recommendations. Friends and family are also good resources too. Ask about years of experience and areas of specialization. Always make sure the potential contractor has the skills and experience to complete your project.
  4. You’ll want to avoid a contractor who contacts you with unsolicited phone calls or audacious visits to your home. You should also avoid any contractor who asks for payment upfront. Reputable contractors don’t expect to get paid before the project is completed.
  5. Ask for guarantee. Many contractors will guarantee their work for up to one year. Ask about guarantees before you make a hiring decision, and of course, also make sure the guarantee is in writing.
  6. Inspect the completed work before making payment. Make sure that everything has been done to your satisfaction and at the agreed upon price. Again,all reputable contractors will be happy to explain the finished work because they want you to be satisfied.
Remember, a contractor is best utilized for small jobs such as installing light fixtures. If the job requires pulling a permit, or moving plumbing or electrical wiring, you should consider hiring a contractor.

May 28