Don't get left with a half finished job, choose the right tradie!
When it comes to finding the right tradie for the job, it's important to consider more than just the price. Cheaper isn't always better, and you don't want to be left with a half-finished job or shoddy workmanship (as this will often cost you more time and money in the long run!).
Here are some tips for finding the right tradie for your project:
Look at Reviews
Reviews are a great way to gauge whether or not a tradie is reliable and does quality work.
Look for reviews on the company's website, Google, Facebook, and other online platforms.
If the company has a lot of positive reviews, it's a good indication that they do good work and are reliable. Be wary of companies with only a few reviews or no reviews at all.
Assess the Website
A well-designed and put-together website with branded images that showcase the team's work can indicate that the tradie takes their business seriously and is committed to their craft.
Check out their website to see if they have photos of their completed projects as proof or their workmanship.
Easy to Access Contact Info
It can often be difficult to contact a tradie - unfortunate but true.
If a tradies contact info is transparent and easy to find throughout the internet, it's less likely they'll go missing prior to completing the job.
Check their website, social media pages, and directories to ensure that their contact information is readily available.
Also, if a tradie takes many business days to get back to you - it may be worth looking elsewhere as this is not a great indication of their commitment to communication throughout your job.
Ask for Licences
Before hiring a tradie, ask for a copy of their licences.
Checking they are licensed and registered for their field will ensure that they are legally able to complete the work you need.
Ask About Insurances
Companies that have public liability insurance will be able to cover the cost of any unforeseen issues that come up during a job.
Ask about their insurance policy before starting any work. This can help you avoid potential problems down the road.
Here at 181 Electrical, we have comprehensive Public Liability insurance of up to $20 million through Bizcover. That way you can be sure you will be covered in the event of any unforeseen issues or accidents.
In conclusion, don't rush into hiring the first tradie you find.
Take the time to research and find a tradie who has a good reputation, a well-designed website, easy-to-access contact information, and the proper licences and insurance.
These steps can help ensure that your project is completed to a high standard and that you don't get left with a half-finished job.