Q: Why should a homeowner or business person always make sure they are dealing with a licensed and insured company or individual?
A: It is important for the safety of your family or business that you hire a licensed and insured company. An unlicensed company or individual has not completed the state required classes, job experience, and testing in order to hold a state contractor’s license. In most cases they are not insured, and you will not be covered by your homeowner’s or business insurance in the event of damage or death due to faulty workmanship, accidents, or fires. Though work performed by an unlicensed entity may cost less money upfront, in the long run you will be the one who pays if there is a problem.
To Protect Your Home or Business:
- Ask to see their state license
- Ask to see a certificate of insurance
- Ask for a written warranty.
- Ask for a written contract which includes the scope of work
Remember, these requests are your right under most state laws.
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Q: Can a tradesmen use another person’s license to perform work?
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Q: Is there a warranty available for your work?
Q: Is the electrical equipment you sell refurbished?