If you have had bad luck in the past for finding a skilled ac repair contractor you do not want to waste time and money a second time. Here are some methods that you can spot out a good contractor.
The quality of the ac repair contractors work can be determined by enquiring from both big and small project clients. Any work of questionable quality threshold would mean that the contractor does not much up to your expectations and should therefore not be hired.
Plan well and begin your ac repair contractor searching for in advance. You may find that many reputed contractors have a full order book and might not be available for 2-3 months. Thus you might have to expect some delay in starting your work. This wait might not be possible if you have an emergency but waiting might be a good idea under normal circumstances.
Look up ac repair contractor companies in the phone book and call each one and ask how long they have been in business to get a sense whether they have an established reputation. Ask what they will do to maintain awesome customer service and require them to sign a written contract. Conduct regular work site inspections to confirm they maintain professionalism and positive attitudes.
There is the Labor and Industries board, referred to as L&I, which handles complaints about ac repair contractors and manufactured homes. A single phone dial to this board can prompt you to previous issues or reports given on the contractor of interest. This may save you from a great deal future trouble.
Looking at recent work of an ac repair contractor is much better than looking at their old work, but you should find any old work or reviews if available. This will give you an idea of how the contractor has improved or changed over time.
Some ac repair contractors do not clean up when projects are complete. Make sure to check your contract carefully so that you understand who is responsible for clean-up. Projects large enough to need a contractor are also large enough to produce quite a mess! If you have no desire to clean yourself, then make sure it is in writing who is responsible.
Humans make mistakes. All people have a bad day once in a while and an ac repair contractor is no exception. What is more important is how he handles and resolves any mistakes. Acceptance of the mistake and resolving it are signs of a good contractor.
Don’t work with an ac repair contractor that seems to skimp on materials. If you perceive a contractor’s current job seems to have a lot of inexpensive materials, ask if the client requested those materials or if the contractor picked them out. If you want certain materials make sure you let the contractor know upfront.