Austin Demolition: Finding the Right Contractor

Posted: January 13, 2014 in Austin Demolition Services
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Austin Demolition

In a city the size of Austin, there are dozens of demolition contractors you can hire. So how do you find the right one for you?

First, never hire a contractor that hasn’t been verified by a third party. Asking friends and families for recommendations is probably the safest route, but if you don’t know anyone who’s recently had a demolition job done, you should check online review sites like Angie’s List or Yelp. As a bonus, Angie’s List requires all of its advertisers to complete a background check.

If you’re still unsure about a company after reading the online reviews, you can also check the business’s rating with the Better Business Bureau. The BBB bases it’s rating on whether or not a business works to solve any complaints a customer may have reported. So if you pick a business with an A BBB rating, it’s likely that if you do run into any issues, the business will try to solve these issues.

Doing research on your contractor beforehand is the single most important thing in assuring that your home improvement job goes well. Unfortunately, this is also a step that many people skip. People sometimes try to save money by hiring an unverified contractor, usually off of Craigslist and while there are some great contractors on Craigslist, there are also some sketchy ones.

If you can’t verify a contractor you met on Craigslist through one of the means listed above, realize you’re taking a risk. Unfortunately, if you hire an unlicensed and uninsured contractor off of Craigslist, they have little incentive to fix any mistakes they make. The problem is so rampant that Spike TV has actually made a realty show called to “Catch a Contractor,” where Adam Corolla tracks down bad contractors to encourage them to fix their previously botched jobs.

Fortunately, however, by doing a little research beforehand you can find the perfect contractor for your job and greatly decrease your risk of getting a crappy contractor.

And if you need demolition in Austin, feel free to find Dirty Work on Facebook or Twitter!


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