Wednesday, April 1, 2015

5 Signs of a Bad Contractor

When we talk about hiring a contractor, what we usually think is that they know what to do when it comes to constructing any property that we want them to build. We tend to have this perception that they can build any buildings like the ones in  Amaiascapes north point Talisay City, or even just renovating your house, they will get it right. Well, that is what we all thought!

Don’t you know that there are also contractors that don’t have any idea what are they supposed to do when they are in their respective fields? In other words, they are fake contractors. Or if not fake, they just have a low quality of doing and constructing buildings and/or some other things that a contractor usually do.

If you are a kind of person who have concerns about the durability and stability on how your house was constructed, you might want to avoid hiring these kind of contractors that might trick you on that matter. Now, here are some signs of a bad contractor for you to avoid.

  1. He doesn't have a portfolio or relevant work history
When we hire a contractor, it is just natural for us to look for their past jobs that might prove that they can work properly and nicely with or without any supervisions. If they can’t let you see their portfolio, or even don’t have any past jobs that they worked, then you also have to think again before hiring them.

You don’t want to compromise the quality of the construction they have made. You have to make sure that they know what they are going to do when they are already in the field.

  1. He doesn't want a contract
The proper and professional way to make a deal with a contractor is to have a contract. You should have clear and understandable conditions regarding with their work. You also have to include the process on how to they can get their payments for their labors. Not only that, you also have to include in your contract that you have a strict policy on the reports on what and where did the budget go. You have to know every detail of their work.

If that contractor that you have hired doesn't want to have a deal and make a contract with you, then you have to think again in hiring them as one of your contractors. They just don’t want that they might be caught deceiving you when it comes to money matters.

  1. He bids low
If you have noticed, contractors are mostly paid higher than any other contractors, especially when constructing a durable and a nice place to stay. They don’t usually bid lower than the standard minimum of a contractor. Now if you are planning to hire a contractor, it  is best for you to scout contractors first. It is better to make sure than regret it later on.

Try to avoid contractors that have the lowest bid when it comes to the payments of their labor, especially contractors who bids lower than the others. They usually have and use cheap materials for building and/or renovating your house. Just be aware of their tricks.

  1. He contractor shows up late or can’t keep appointments
You will know how disciplined a contractor can be when he arrived at the appointed time. If you notice that they usually arrived late at the working place, you have to reprimand him to be aware of the rule and regulations when it comes to time management. And when they just can’t keep up with the appointed time, then you better think twice whether you fire him or not.

Just make sure that after reprimanding, that specific contractor that you hire will learn and will not make the same mistakes again and again.

  1. He acts unprofessionally
Contractors that are being friendly to you and/or with your family is totally ok, that is even good. But when he acts unprofessionally or going beyond what they are supposed to do, and if you think that their behavior is already not appropriate of being a professional contractor, then it is best for you to give them a warning or even hire him.

People who usually have that kind of attitude usually give a bad vibe to you and to the other people around you. Their attitude can ruin the good atmosphere within the working place. Try to hire contractors that know what professionalism is.

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