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WHO IS INSURED?

All licensed business must meet criterium in their perspective licensing area which may include GL (General Liability), (Workers Compensation) insurance and / or bonding to meet licensing requirements.

Depending on the business category and definition would warrant what levels coverage if any. www.handymanpick.com expectations are that of an advertising Service Provider, like a Yellow Pages Directory listing. When offering services to the public most businesses should be licensed with all requirements satisfied for that license. Please look to handymanpick.com Terms and Conditions will outline even further our understanding of this process and standards. Our customers using our free service of a listed Service Provider here or any referring type company should always check with the providers of any services that they are licensed to do those services and are appropriately meeting any and all regulatory requirements of that service.

Ultimately it is on the person hiring the Service Provider to do their own due diligence, not handymanpick.com expectations, who is an advertiser of those companies.

The logic is expiration or cancellation of any regulatory requirements can happen at any time. This means that even if handymanpick.com would state that all their Service Providers have been validated for these regulatory requirements there can be an insincerity of any company that does so. Noting that employees change, day workers are temporary, licensing and insures payments by the Service Provider may lapse, I.e.… Any and all these events can happen at any time terminating any present coverages a that time.

We handymanpick.com within our complaint process would agree upon validation that if a Service Provider is found to be incompatible for any reason/s the advertising of that Service Provider here would be terminated immediately with no obligation liability to do so but as a professional courtesy would do so.

WHAT AREAS ARE SERVICED?

Every Municipality, City, County, Parish, State in the USA

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET AN ESTIMATE?

After the 1-2-3 Survey is completed you will receive an email return. If there are Service Providers available for your project within 24 hours you will be contacted by that Service Provider/s to further discuss and schedule any estimates, appraisals and or work to be done. Many times, same day.

Should there not be a Service Provider available for the project you require it may take up to 72 hours for www.handymanpick.com to locate that Service provider with specified talents who will then contact you.

WHO WILL BE COMING OUT TO GIVE THE ESTIMATE?

The Service Provider you have selected and approved.

HOW LONG IS AN ESTIMATE GOOD FOR?

The service provider will establish the term of the estimate including the expiration. Typical ten days to start work.

WHAT TYPE OF PAYMENTS DOES A SERVICE PROVIDER ACCEPT?

When getting your estimate for your project this would be a good time to clarify how and when will the project be paid for. www.handymanpick.com encourages a detailed appraisal to be created and acknowledged by all parties concerned.

WHAT ARE YOUR CREDENTIALS?

www.handymanpick.com has been in the licensed online advertising business since 2005 with representations, local, national and international. So accurate representation of our advertisers’ services and products is extremely important. Mis representation of any of their credentials when validated will not be tolerated and removal immediate.

HOW DO YOU HANDLE THE DIRTY WORK?

Almost all projects done by a Service Provider has a level of dirty work. HANDYMAN PICK requirement is that all Service Providers clean up after themselves and dispose of any waste appropriately and to the customers satisfaction. Leaving the job site cleaner than when they arrived is an expectation of www.handymanpick.com.

HOW DO YOU HANDLE OVER RUNS AND INCREASES IN ESTIMATE?

With any remodeling project, you can’t see everything until exposed. www.handymanpick.com suggests over-communicate every exception we see and involve you in the process and solution. Any changes are discussed prior and agreed upon by you prior to us taking any action. In writing is best and leaves little controversy if additional costs are found prevalent and mandatory to do the job. A customer can always ask for a “Flat Rate,” estimate where the Service Provider muts do the repair no matter what the repair project takes.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE SERVICE PROVIDER DOES NOT COMPLETE THE JOB?

www.handymanpick.com upon validation of a Service provide not completing the repair project or not adhering to the estimate given will be removed from www.handymanpick.com of listed providers. Any legal recourse by the customer will need to be addressed to that Service Provide. Upon request Handyman Pick can secure another Service Provider to complete the project at the customers cost. www.handymanpick.com has no responsibility of any Service Provider performance.

DO YOU HAVE PICTURES OF PREVIOUS JOBS?

No as we are a listing company of Handyman Services and do not do the projects and services for the customer. Any of these samples will need to be shown by the Service Provider.

HOW FAR DO YOUR SERVICE PROVIDERS TRAVEL FOR JOBS?

Service Providers are Licensed to do work in specified areas. These are their location limitations.

WHAT ABOUT PAYMENT?

Payment will be outlined by the Service Provider and www.handymanpick.com suggests that the payment terms are clear and concise and in writing before any work commences between the customer and the Service Provider.

LICENSING?

All Service Providers should be licensed, and www.handymanpick.com suggests that before work is started that you validate that companies licensing is commensurate with the project being done.

DOES EVERY PROJECT NEED A PERMIT?

Building codes have been established by most cities, towns and countries. They vary considerably from one jurisdiction to another. A building permit generally is required whenever structural work is involved or when the basic living area of the home is to be changed. A professional who works in your city or town every day will know the local requirements.

WHAT IS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BIG BOX STORES AND REMODELERS?

Quite a bit! Basically, you get what you pay for. Most times same brand name products are a lower quality even though they have the same brand name at big box stores. Every situation is different, so it’s important to carefully compare estimates from each of these types of companies.

WHY IS IT WHEN I GET ADDITIONAL ESTIMATES THAT THE PRICES MAY BE SO DIFFERENT?

Many factors go into pricing a Handyman Pick project. The most obvious is making sure all estimates have the same materials and scope of work. If you cannot understand all the information, go back and ask the www.handymanpick.com for clarification. If you cannot get satisfactory written results, eliminate that contractor from future consideration. Quality of work is hard to show in a written estimate and is also a factor in costs. This part of the cost difference is usually only confirmed by calling references and/or visiting jobs the contractor has completed. Check references for work completed years ago to see how their works stands up to the test of time. When a contractor carries all the proper and required licenses and insurances, his prices will be higher than a “Chuck in a Truck” or “fly by night” contractor. Remember if the project is a simple one keep it simple. Less stress is best!

DO YOU NEED INSURANCE TO PULL A PERMIT?

The Professional Service Provider you select will give you the best answer as they understand the scope of the project. Most handyman type projects are repairs and typically pulling a permit for a repair of an existing item is unlikely. Permits are usually for new construction.

WHAT IF I NEED TO GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU WHILE MY PROJECT IS IN PROGRESS (OR AFTER HOURS) ?

You will need to abide by the hours and accessibility of your www.handymanpick.com is a referral service.

ARE LIENS OUT ON MY PROPERTY WHILE WORK IS IN PROGRESS?

Unlikely but it is a good idea to check with the service provider you select.