What should I ask a decorating company before they work for me?
If you’re considering having some painting or decorating work done in or around your home, you should always ensure you ask the decorating company you select a few questions for your own peace of mind and knowledge.
We love what we do & as we work, in Leeds, we meet many homeowners like yourself and would like to offer our top tips in selecting the right painting and decorating company for you.
So here are our 3 important questions you should ask a painting & decorating company before they work for you.
1.Do you have insurance?
Reputable painting and decorating companies will carry fully public liability insurance. This covers against accidental damage also. Reputable painting and decorating companies will not mind showing you a copy of their insurance certificate either in print, email or even by displaying it on their website.
For example you can view our insurance documents by clicking here
2. Can I view some testimonials?
Ask your chosen contractor if you can view testimonials or customer comments from past clients. You can gage your own opinion on the company and form your own opinion on if this is the correct company for you.
Most companies will display customer comments on their website & some may have written ones in a portfolio. You can view our lovely testimonials.
With the Internet ever expanding you can also do your own research online. It’s also worth making note that social media now is classed as the ‘new word of mouth’ and past customers of your chosen painter and decorator may display their views there.
3. Can I have a written quote?
Different companies and tradesmen do things in different ways. Some may quote you over the telephone, some may come to view your project and quote verbally on the spot, some may come to view your project & go away to work out the quotation.
No matter which method you receive your quote that it’s confirmed in writing and includes the description of all the works you have discussed.
For example when we quote we:
- Come to view your project and discuss your needs & wants.
- Go away to work out your quotation.
- Send your quotation via post or via email for you to read through.
Don’t ever be afraid to ask questions about your chosen painter & decorators questions about the works, genuine contractors will be more than happy to help you.
Call us: 0113 808 1192 or 07958 071355.
Visit our main website www.rushtonandcompany.co.uk