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How can I find a good home contractor?

If you own your home in Florida, there may well come a time when you need or want to hire a contractor to do some work for you. Even the homeowner who is eager to dive into remodeling projects on their own may choose to use a professional for certain jobs. It can be a bit scary to think about how to choose a contractor, especially if you have heard horror stories about people being taken advantage of by contractors who are not completely honest. However, there are steps you can take to avoid falling into this type of situation.

As recommended by Consumer Affairs, one of the first things you should do is to make a short list of contractors who are fully licensed and insured, including carrying workers' compensation insurance. Any contractor who fails to have these things should be off your list immediately.

From here, you should check references and recommendations. Channels for this include your own network of friends, neighbors and family members as well as online review portals. You should also ask potential contractors for references from their previous customers. When talking to these people, ask not just about the end work but the process. How well did the contractor communicate? Was the schedule met? Was the home kept clean during the process? All of these things matter when engaging in a home project.

This information is not intended to provide legal advice but is instead meant to give residents in Florida an idea of how they should go about finding and selecting a contractor that they can trust to work on their home remodeling or repair project.

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