How to Choose the Right Tradesperson

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Whilst you might love a bit of DIY, at some stage you might need to find yourself a good tradesperson for those jobs around the home you aren’t able to do yourself. Whether you need a registered plumber to service your boiler, an electrician to ensure your home electrics are safe, or even put up a shelf if that’s not your forte, you probably won’t be able to do everything in your home yourself. This is where a qualified and trusted tradesperson comes in. Here’s how to find a good one.

Check Previous Customer Reviews
Always check previous customer reviews to see what the general public are saying about your potential tradesperson as this is one of the best ways to gain an understanding of what it’s like to work with them on a project. If you are still unsure after browsing their reviews, ask the tradesperson to send you further details or examples of work they have carried out in the past.

Research Your Specific Needs
Not sure if your ideal tradesperson is charging a fair price for the work? Carry out a little bit of online comparison. Tradespeople can always charge a little bit more or less than the next one but this is also dependent on number of years’ experience or additional qualifications they have under their belt. Research a general guide price online for the task you need carried out to see if your chosen tradesperson is around the same price. Keep in mind that urgent or jobs with time-constraints might be quoted a little higher.

Communicate Clearly
Finding the right tradesperson is a two way street and you will need to communicate clearly with potential prospects to ensure they fully understand the task you are asking them to carry out. By communicating exactly what you need and when you need it done by, a tradesperson can give you a fair and honest quote which is a lot less likely to contain any surprises when the work is done.

Whilst going direct to a local tradesperson can be cheaper, sometimes communication can become difficult with tradespeople who are busy on the tools all day, juggling jobs, admin and customer contact is not easy. Communication is a key part of the HandyExperts service and our office team provides a friendly and efficient support function which is always available in office hours.

Check Credentials
Always check the credentials of any tradesperson to see if they are qualified for the job. Are they members of trade bodies or regulators? Do they have insurance? A good tradesperson will always have these details to hand and will be happy to provide the details of them for you to look over before committing to a quote.

Are you looking for a qualified and trusted tradesperson? We only put our HandyExperts name to the best in the business. We would be happy to send you a quick quote, advise you or answer any questions you may have. You can contact our expert team here.

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