Who's Really Going to Do the Work?

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This is one of the most important questions to ask when you’re shopping for a contractor, plumber or skilled technician. Many customers forget to inquire when pricing a job whether work will be done by a licensed and trained expert, or whether it will be subbed out to a less skilled employee who is nominally supervised. This alone may account for price differences between bids. Having someone with more skill can often make a big difference in the quality of the job.

When collecting bids, make sure you understand what the bid includes. You should always ask whether such things as freight, labor, measurements, and a service contract are included. You might be surprised to find out what kinds of extra charges show up on the final bill.