At Homm CPS, we’re often quizzed on the safe and sensible way to hire the right interior painter. Which is understandable, as the downsides of inviting a dodgy contractor into your home and subsequently paying for an equally dodgy job are obvious.
Realistically, we could provide a 100-point checklist on all the things that need to be assessed and verified before hiring a contractor. Nevertheless, going into this kind of detail has a tendency to make things more complicated and daunting than they already are.
At the heart of the whole thing, there are really just three things that need to be prioritized when choosing an interior painter. Feel free to scrutinize anything and everything you like before making your final decision, but prioritize the three things outlined below and the rest more or less takes care of itself:
Many business owners have difficulties deciding on the right contractor to paint their commercial building. Most people assume that the only criteria they need to consider is whether or not the contractor is licensed and bonded. Those things are important, however those elements only meet the minimum in terms of what a business owner should look for in a painting contractor. When searching for a contractor to paint your commercial building, there are several other important factors to consider.
- Commitment to Customer Service and Satisfaction
First and foremost, any painting contractor that doesn’t prioritize customer safety and satisfaction isn’t a contractor that’s worth dealing with. Where a professional painter takes customer satisfaction seriously, you’ve pretty much nothing else to worry about. This means you’ve found a painter that will do whatever it takes to get the job done properly and to ensure you are completely satisfied with the results.
You’ll know whether this is the case from that initial call, during which you should be made to feel it’s all about you. No hard sell, no high-pressure tactics and no synthetic sales talk, just to rush you into making a decision. From start to finish, you should be given the clear indication that your preferences, priorities and satisfaction matter most. If not, they’re probably more interested in their own material gain than how happy you are with the final result.
- Total Transparency, Honesty and Clarity
Costs have a tendency to be the primary concern shared by most homes and businesses hiring interior painters. Unfortunately, it’s still the norm for contractors to be quite absurdly vague and ambiguous with their estimates and projections. They provide you with something of a rough ‘ballpark’ figure, though with no guarantees you won’t end up being charged exponentially more.
This is why the only contractors you can trust are those that provide honest, accurate and concrete quotations in writing. Contractors should be completely transparent with the information and quotations they provide, under no circumstances using hidden costs and extras to bump things up. Unless you’re given a formal guarantee in writing that the price you’re quoted is the price you’ll pay, you might want to take your business elsewhere.
- Warranties on All Work Carried Out
Just as important as the above is the provision of some kind of warranty to cover the work carried out. This is essential for two reasons – the first of which being to ensure you’re satisfied with the final result. If they don’t perform their services on par with your expectations or fulfil their initial promises, they should be willing to come back and make the necessary corrections – 100% free of charge.
In addition, warranties in their own right are marks of confidence and professionalism in a contractor. They demonstrate that the service provider clearly has the knowledge, experience and expertise needed to get the job done properly the first time. Hence, where warranties and guarantees are absent from the equation, you need to think carefully why this may be the case.
Call Anytime for a Quote…
At Homm CPS, we’ve built our business on the basis of each of these three defining characteristics since day one. We understand and appreciate the concerns of our customers when hiring an interior painting contractor, which is why we always go the extra mile to ensure total peace of mind.
We’re available at all times with all the objective and impartial advice you need to make the right decision for your home or business. Contact a member of the team at Homm CPS to organize your obligation-free initial consultation, or to discuss any aspect of the services we provide in more detail.