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Why a Licensed Contractor for Disaster Restoration Reconstruction?

February 28th, 2014

Disaster Restoration Reconstruction in Boyceville, WI by ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning

Maintenance and home improvement are part of the responsibility of owning a home. In today’s economy, consumers are more concerned than ever about costs. Many choose the do-it-yourself route whenever possible. There are, however, times when you don’t have the time, tools or skills to tackle every home project. In an effort to keep labor cost down, it may be tempting to hire an unlicensed or non-certified contractor. Like the old saying goes, that could be penny-wise but dollar-foolish.

In Northwestern Wisconsin there are many highly qualified licensed contractors in Boyceville, Menomonie, Hayward, Spooner and River Falls you can trust with any home project you have, and the cost difference may surprise you. Why a licensed contractor? The two major reasons are quality of workmanship and protecting yourself from problems.

To be licensed as a contractor, a person or business must meet certain minimum requirements. This assures consumers that the contractor you hire has a background that includes training and experience. Like other professions, completing classes and training is the first step in building a career and learning how to practice a craft with knowledge and skill. Being a licensed contractor requires training, and in some cases certification. It helps consumers take the guess-work out of knowing whether the contractor they hire is competent.

Just as important as being confident your project will be done right is knowing you are protected in case there are problems. When you hire a licensed or certified contractor, they must carry insurance in the event of an accident or injury on the job-site. Without that protection, it may be possible for the homeowner to be held liable if a fall or some other incident occurs. They are also insured in case they cause damage to your property during the completion of a project.

Property owners are also protected if a job is not completed or a contractor doesn’t pay suppliers. If you work with an unlicensed contractor, you could be responsible for paying for building materials your contractor may not have paid for with the money you paid them to complete your project. Essentially, that would double your cost of materials.

Can you save money by hiring unlicensed contractors? You may. They often do bid jobs at a lower cost than contractors who are licensed and certified. But keep in mind, it can be a gamble that may not turn out well, and in the end cost you more if there are quality or liability issues.

It’s important to know that the people you hire to improve, maintain and care for your property are trained and meet certain standards. At ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning we are proud to have trained and certified employees on our staff. We are committed to providing you with the best cleaning, disaster recovery and restoration services possible. To achieve that, we invest time and money in each of our people to help them be the best they can be.

When you work with ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning, we promise to meet or exceed your expectations. We take pride in what we do and we want it to show! Contact us today so we can prove it to you!


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