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Fort Mill Locksmith Express

Tags: locksmith

(803) 335-4226

Last Updated:
March 30th, 2018

Don't panic when you think someone has attempted to break-in your home. Just pick up the phone and give us a call at Fort Mill Locksmith Express. We know this can make anyone nervous. However, we want you to remain calm so that you'll remember to cal...
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1430 Dobys Bridge Rd, #234

Fort Mill, SC 29715

Best Rate Plumbing

Tags: plumber fort mill

(704) 366-2173

Last Updated:
March 30th, 2018

Whether your home requires common plumbing repairs, or you have a late-night emergency, our professionals are always prepared to assist you. Call our staff anytime, 24 hours each day, and receive the professional plumbing service you deserve. Whateve...
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11793 Harrisburg Rd.

Fort Mill, SC 29707

Masters Roofing Fort Mill

Tags: Roofing contractor Fort Mill

(803) 630-3110

Last Updated:
October 26th, 2017

We provide home roof repair in the southern Charlotte NC to the Fort Mill SC area using superior roofers and roofing replacement products. Our priority is to be the best roofing contractor in the Charlotte metro area. Metal roofing, tin roof, cedar...
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3160 HWY 21 STE 103-515

Fort Mill, SC 29715

Father Son Electric Service Co., Inc.

Tags: Fort Mill electrician

(803) 802-0057

Last Updated:
November 6th, 2015

FATHER & Son Electric Service Co. started in the basement of a family home over 30 years ago. Though we’ve grown quite a bit since then, we still continue to keep our original family business mindset. Today we still have the same desire to always tre...
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231 Main Street

Fort Mill, SC 29715

Locksmith Fort Mill

Tags: Locksmith

(803) 504-0610

Last Updated:
January 15th, 2015

24 Hour emergency locksmith in Fort Mill, SC known for fast service and affordable prices. In business since 2011, Locksmith Fort Mill knows what our clients want. When you are locked out, you want someone that can get to you quickly and someone that...
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205 McKenzie Street

Fort Mill, SC 29715

COIT Cleaning and Restoration of Charlotte

Tags: Carpet cleaning Charlotte

(704) 527-3100

Last Updated:
November 7th, 2013

COIT Cleaning and Restoration of Charlotte offers carpet cleaning, drapery cleaning, upholstery cleaning. COIT Charlotte also provides Tile & Grout Cleaning, Natural Stone Cleaning, Air Duct Cleaning, Area Rug Cleaning, and 24hours emergency Restorat...
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3409 Pleasant Road

Fort Mill, SC 29715

Father and Son Electric Service Co., Inc.

Tags: Electrician

(803) 802-0057

Last Updated:
May 16th, 2013

Father and Son is a licenced, bonded and insured master electrician providing electrical services, troubleshooting, repairs and installations. No Job to Small serving the Fort Mill and Charlotte areas
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144 Spring Branch Road

Fort Mill, SC 29715


How to Hire a Contractor in Fort Mill SC You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Fort Mill SC can be nerve-racking. This is especially true if it's a specialized project where you don't have the opportunity to develop a long-term relationship. While there is always a chance that you can get ripped off, the good news is that most Fort Mill contractors out there are honest people that care about providing good service. Here are the things to look for to make sure that the contractor you choose fits that description.

Licensed in Fort Mill SC

Depending on the type of work to be performed and your location, a home contractor may or may not be required to be licensed. However, most cities and states do require or at least allow businesses to register their names with the state and local government. If a license or other registration is required, not using a contractor that hasn't complied with the requirement is a no brainer. Even if it isn't required, being able to confirm the identity of a contractor and having a way to track them down if something goes wrong is definitely beneficial.

Bonded in Fort Mill SC

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a SC or Fort Mill agency to provide a source of funds to pay claims against a contractor. Like with licensing, bonds may or may not be required depending on the type or work and local laws. Bonding does provide a huge layer of protection because if a contractor performs poorly or doesn't complete the job, there is a guaranteed source of money to recover from. While you can always sue in court with or without a bond, a contractor who has gone out of business or disappeared without finishing the job is practically impossible to recover from if no bond was posted.

Insured in Fort Mill SC

Accidents happen to even the best Fort Mill contractors, and could include workers getting hurt, injuries to neighbors or people walking by your property, or property damage to a neighbor's or your own home or vehicles. Depending on the circumstances, your homeowner's policy may or may not cover the damages. If it does, you will still likely be out of the deductible and face a premium increase. A good contractor will be insured so that they can take full responsibility for any damages that arise out of mishaps during their work.

Price Quotes

Price quotes are less black and white. A good Fort Mill contractor will often be reluctant to provide a firm quote for a complex project over the phone because your home's layout or other factors can greatly affect what it will take to complete the project. To best get a feel for whether a contractor is being honest, ask questions about what could affect the price, what materials are needed, and how much time they expect the project to take. Talk to several contractors before choosing.

Depending on the nature of the project, some contractors will only give a firm quote after a home visit. They may charge a small fee for the visit because providing a good quote can be time-consuming. Don't skip a contractor who won't provide a free estimate unless you know there are several contractors in the area who do make it a standard practice to provide free estimates for similar work.

Once your quotes are in, be wary of choosing the low bidder. A slightly competitive price may be good, but if it low balls the other quotes by a lot, there is a good chance that you will receive poor work or have the contractor later trying to charge you additional fees.

Contract

Always get your price quote in writing before any work begins. A good contract should include the project deadline, whether materials are covered, what happens if expected costs change, a specific description of the work to be performed, and what happens if the work is late or unsatisfactory. A good contractor will want a good contract because it ensures they are on the same page as the customer so that they can provide good service, and it also protects them from customers who fail to pay or raise frivolous disputes.

References in Fort Mill SC

Always check references -- both online and offline. The best way to find a good Fort Mill contractor is to ask your friends and neighbors if they recommend anyone. Good contractors often get most of their business by word of mouth. When you search online, the main thing you're looking for is a string of complaints about a contractor. This is the most common reason people leave online reviews.

Positive online reviews are less useful because people are less likely to make time to leave them, they can easily be faked, and sites such as Angie's List may even require the Fort Mill contractor to pay before they are posted. If you didn't get any personal recommendations and the online feedback about a contractor is at least neutral, the best thing to do is to ask them for references you can contact and doing the rest of the due diligence outlined above.