Have you ever had a contractor perform work on your home? We can all remember a time we’ve had someone do maintenance or repairs on our home. Could have been a plumber, electrician, painter, or just a local handyman… But here’s a question you may not know the answer to – was that contractor licensed and insured?
Oh sure, they said they were. That’s a start, but that doesn’t really guarantee anything. Particularly today with a sluggish economy, many contractors have allowed their insurance to lapse.
The best thing to do when hiring a contractor is to check for yourself. Here in the Colorado Springs area you can get information on any contractor directly from the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. You can even see that contractors insurance and license information online – it takes 30 seconds and could save you thousands of dollars if something goes wrong with that “simple repair”! The link below will take you directly to the license search page:
Are you looking for a contractor and don’t know where to start? Give me a call – I may have a recommendation for you.