How to do background checks on contractors
How To Do A Background Check On Contractors
There are many ways to check the background of contractors. Sometimes a background check may not be warranted due to you watching your neighbors job being done and you received a great review from the neighbor and they show you that background check info that they received. But having said that, the ball will be in your court when you get ready to hire.
It is well known that most contractors are great people that work hard just as you do. It is also known that a good contractor with nothing to hide will not be upset if you tell them that you need to background check them and their license.
4 Important Ways To Background Check A Contractor
The first item to consider is to check their
Always be sure that you check their license number and cross check it with the
Check the Megan’s Law
Don’t let a child molester or sex offender into your home! This is a very important check. It is good to get a list of their subcontractors as well and check them out. Check everyone that will come into your home. This will take time, but trust is earned.
Local court websites
Most courts now have all public records available via their websites. You can go online and check
Ask the contractor for references
A few days of checking could save you months of litigation
There are plenty of online companies that you can use to do a deeper and more thorough background check if you’d like… but having said that, you probably should not hire the contractor that you are checking if you have to go to that extent. Most good contractors will shine with just those three simple ways to check their background. You should get a good gut feeling after completing this.