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How to know if you can trust your painter

Assuming TRUST                                                                     Residential painting can be a trying trade; painters may work in uncomfortable conditions, from great heights, often dealing with hazardous materials. It’s a tough service job that requires experience, training, certifications or licenses, and a modicum of people skills. So, why is it that we innocently trust doctors, airline pilots and maybe even …

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Why references are so important when hiring a contractor

The key to assuring the effort to check references is worthwhile and yields useful information is to request that your contractor candidate submit recent business activity. You want names and contact information of their most recent clients with dates of service (that you will confirm). This is to prevent the contractor from “cherry picking” only his best …

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