How To Find A Reliable Home Maintenance Service Provider In London
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- Published on Tuesday, 12 November 2019 09:10
- Last Updated on 11 November 2019
- Monica Costa
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Your home is your castle, so it’s important that you keep it safe and well-maintained throughout the year. Should you notice any damage or issues then it’s important that you have them checked out by a professional, but finding someone reliable can be a struggle. You don’t want to work with someone who will do a poor job, or take a long time, or just offer poor service. To help you find the home maintenance professional that’s right for you and who will give you the best service on the market, here are our top tips.
Do Your Research
When you’re first trying to find a new service provider, you should research all the options in your local area so that you know exactly what there is on offer before you make a decision. Don’t just hire the first person whose advert you notice; instead, check out a range of adverts and use the Internet to search for all the service providers that offer the solutions you need.
Whilst you’re researching the service providers in your area of London, you should read the reviews on sites such as Trustpilot and social media. Always try to be objective and remember that just because someone wrote it in a review doesn’t mean it’s necessarily true. Read the reviews and the responses the business has given before you make a choice.
Look Out For Accredited Companies
Firms that have been accredited or certified by respected organisations like Checkatrade are more likely to offer you a quality service and be reliable, so try to work with them if you can. Companies like Drain Detectives for instance have worked hard to become Checkatrade approved, which means that they will work equally diligently to ensure that every job is completed to the high standards their clients expect, so that they maintain this accreditation and remain a trusted supplier of drain cleaning services to clients throughout London throughout the coming years.
Ask For Recommendations
Your friends and family may have first-hand experience working with local companies, so ask them for advice. As with reading reviews, it’s important that you try to think impartially and remember that the people you’re asking may be biased, either because a small part of their experience was bad or because they know the service provider personally. Don’t base your entire choice off the comments you hear from friends and online, but instead use them as a starting point and a way to narrow down your list.
Some websites allow you to search for the traders you need, but remember that not every service provider has a strong online presence, so look in other places such as the notice boards of local shops and in the local paper. Try to find the contact details of as many service providers as possible before you contact them to get a quote.
Don’t Discount Small Firms
It’s always tempting to assume that big companies are guaranteed to give you a good service, but this isn’t always true. Don’t assume that a small service provider will give you a bad service, but remember that they won’t have the infrastructure and staff that a larger company will, so you’ll need to be more patient and prepared to wait longer for their support.
Find A Company That Offers Multiple Services
Some companies will provide more than one service, so see if you can combine two jobs into one and save yourself time and money. Working with just one service provider does mean that if you don’t like them then you won’t have another option, but if you follow the tips in this article then you should be able to find the perfect firm to suit you.
Look Across London
Many service providers will be willing to travel across London, or have multiple bases throughout the city, so don’t just look for service providers who are based in your local area. Research service providers from across the capital so that you have a view of everyone who offers the service you need and can find the perfect person to work on your job.
Trust Your Instincts
When you come to contact service providers about your job, use your instincts. If you don’t feel that someone is offering you the initial support you need, or they speak to you in a derogatory way, then don’t work with them. You need to be able to trust this person and allow them into your home, so it’s important that you feel safe and comfortable around them.
At the end of the day, finding your perfect home maintenance service provider involves a lot of trial and error, but by following the above tips you can avoid any serious catastrophes and hopefully find the best person for the job first time around.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums