It’s not always easy to find a lighting contractor. There are many different contractors from which to choose, and every contractor will have their own skills and manner of approaching a project. You don’t want to be hasty when selecting lighting contractors because getting stuck with the wrong one can be costly.
Something important to avoid is hiring an untrustworthy contractor. Fortunately, there are some ways for you to tell if the contractor you’re considering is shady. Here is what you can do to figure out if lighting contractors are not worth trusting.
There are Contract Complications
Be wary of vague contracts and verbal agreements. When reaching an agreement with your lighting contractors, you need to be sure every detail is factored into the contract. Payment methods should be included, as well as the time frame for the project, the scope of the work, and the product information.
The contract should be scrutinized very carefully to make sure you get everything you want from your contractor. If you suspect that there is a lot of vague phrasing in the contract, do not feel obligated to sign it. Instead, try finding another company to help with your project.
The Company Doesn’t Have a Permanent Business Address
Lighting contractors without permanent business addresses aren’t automatically shady, but it can definitely raise an eyebrow because most lighting contractors will have one. If a company doesn’t have a local office, it becomes incredibly easy to leave a project with your money before completing the assignment. There’s also a good chance that a contractor doesn’t have the right licensing and insurance. They could also be avoiding permits.
Suspiciously Lower Bids
When you’re trying to get a lighting upgrade, you’ll rarely ever get the most bang for your buck by going with the lowest bid possible. When the cost of services is far lower than any other competitor, be cautious because companies that offer prices that low often try to cut corners by using cheap and flimsy materials.
To confirm if the contractor is experienced or not, ask them whether or not the scope-of-work falls in line with the proposal that you were offered. If your contractor confirms that the price of the job is correct and the price is much lower than any other lighting contractor, you should stay away from them.
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