Friday, May 9, 2014

Building Proper Relations with a Contractor

Whether it’s for repair, renovation, or general home improvement, homeowners expect the best services they can get out of the contractors they hire. That said, home improvement and its outcome is not entirely a contractors responsibility—homeowners play an important role as well. With the client and contractor working hand in hand, problems are avoided and the entire construction project becomes more manageable. As a homeowner, here are some ways you can make the contractor’s job more efficient.

Prepare the work area before the work starts. By moving furniture and important items out of the way, you help the workers start on their job early and avoid potential losses and breaks with your belongings during the renovation.
  • Offer simple items and services to the contractors. For instance, you can give them food and drinks while they are taking a break. Allow them to use the bathroom if needed. This act of hospitality can really help them with their work, and their appreciation will likely reflect on the quality of their job.
  • Pay them accordingly and promptly when the construction is finished. If you’re satisfied with their work, you can refer the contractor to other homeowners that may be in need of their services. A little goodwill goes a long way.

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