If you need to have a painting job done, you should know that you have many choices in Cape Town. If you want to know just how many, you should go to Google and type “painting contractors Cape Town”. But it’s one thing to know names and quite another to know who to hire. In this article, though, we are going to tell you tips on hiring a painting contractor.
Just like anything else in this world, the contractors you will find in your search for “painting contractors Cape Town” differ in the manner they provide services. Some are simply better at it than others. You as the hiring party, it’s your job to find out which local businesses provide a better service so you will end up getting your money’s worth.
You can easily do this simply by taking a look at what other people are saying. We really do not need to tell you, but any business or any person is only as good as their reputation. And so it goes. Go ahead and take a look at the star ratings and customer reviews.
Don’t limit yourself to Google. There are many websites out there that you can check for local businesses. Context, though, is very important and you should take a look at business‘ review page before coming to any conclusion as to whether or not it is worth your time and money.
Context means it is better to hire a painting contractor that has an average of 4.2 stars is better than a contractor that has an average of five stars if that average is based on 100 ratings compared to the ten ratings of the five-star company. Aside from checking the numbers, check out the reviews.
Reviews give you insights as to why a certain business has gained so much trust among its customers. It also gives you a preview of what your experience will be when you hire a particular company.
When it comes to the actual hiring, take note of the contact numbers of at least three contractors and ask for a quote from each of them. Make sure to get the quote in writing so you won’t get any surprise charges.
Before hiring anyone, make sure that there is a liability insurance in place. Even the best painters can make a mistake and, certainly, you don’t want to pay for that mistake from out of your own pocket.