There are a lot of things that homeowners look for when hiring a handyman company to undertake some project. They might look at online reviews, how professional they appear, the amount of experience that they have, and how much they’ll charge for the project. However, one of the most important items that a homeowner should be looking for is whether the company is licensed and insured. IncePector Handyman is fully licensed and insured, we think that you should understand why only hiring a licensed and insured company is the smart thing to do.
Two reasons why it’s vitally important to hire a licensed and insured handyman company is making sure that the job gets done right and safely. Those companies that have a license and insurance have proven to the local and state governments that they have the expertise and knowledge to carry out the work that they’re licensed for. This means completing the education necessary to gain such licenses and demonstrating competency in specific disciplines, such as electrical work or carpentry. This means that the handyman will get the job that you hired him for done right and up to code. While hiring a company that does not have a license or insurance may be initially cheaper, chances are pretty good that you’ll have to hire another handyman to fix the same problem again later.
Hiring a licensed handyman company does more than ensure that the job is done right, it also means that the safety of you and your family is protected. There are a lot of things that you can hire a handyman for that can cause irreparable damage to your family if something goes wrong. Installing faulty electrical wiring when putting in new lights can result in a fire breaking out that can have dire consequences. Using an unlicensed handyman company to do structural or roof repairs can lead to an unexpected collapse. What if the deck you had built cheaply by such an individual falls apart while your family and friends are having a cookout? IncePector Handyman has been hired many times to fix the mistakes left by unlicensed companies and individuals, and we’ve seen the shoddy work that had been done that put families at risk. We don’t think saving a few bucks is worth the health of you and your family, which is why our company is fully licensed and insured. Another consideration is that having unlicensed work done can be illegal, which could result in you being unable to sell your home until the problem is rectified by a licensed individual. You’ll have no such problems when you pick up the phone and hire IncePector Handyman for a project.
Another reason why it’s important to hire a licensed and insured handyman company is security. If you have a problem with the work done by an unlicensed handyman company, you might not know where to find them. Most people of that type tend to operate out of their truck, using only their cell phone as a contact point. It’s a common refrain on many home improvement shows that an unscrupulous handyman did shoddy work, or did not finish the project at all, but took off with the full payment for such services. Would you be able to find them if that happens to you? Even if you did, what if they did not return the money? Chances are that you don’t have a signed contract specifying the terms of the project. If you couldn’t find them, then how would you be able to report them to the licensing bodies? Hiring a licensed handyman company means that you have weapons at your disposal when going to a board to make your complaint. By having their credentials, you have solid information that you can use to see that your complaints are heard and taken care of.
One of the most important reasons to only hire a licensed and insured handyman company is to protect yourself from liability. If a handyman gets injured while working on a project at your home or business and does not have insurance, they can sue you for any damages. Just imagine a handyman that’s cleaning out your gutters who falls and breaks his arm. If he doesn’t have insurance, you can be on the hook for all his medical expenses as well as time lost while recuperating. While you thought you might be saving a hundred dollars or so from hiring such a person, you could end up paying out thousands of dollars if they get hurt. As all our skilled tradesmen at IncePector Handyman are fully licensed and insured, such expenses are taken care of by us and our insurance if such an event happens. That’s one less burden off your shoulders.
As you can see, there are a good number of reasons why you should only hire a fully licensed and insured handyman company, such as those found at IncePector Handyman. The overall reason is that you are protected. You’re protected from having shoddy work done, which protects the health of you and your family. You’re protected from having an unscrupulous person run off with the money that you’ve paid them to do for the job. And you’re protected from being liable if they injure themselves on your property. When you hire a handyman company that is licensed and insured, you get more than the knowledge that the job will be done to your satisfaction. You also get peace of mind, which is a precious thing indeed.