... Get by with a little help from your friends ...
Well, it may be restricted to a business deal and no more
but a friendly relationship with your service provider will go a long way with
transparency and after-sales support.
You need to imbibe as much information about this trade and information from the
persons with hands on experience is invaluable
pays in the long run to get professional help.
Choosing your professionals can be more tricky than deciding between doing it
yourself or paying for this service.
The golden rule is reputation, reputation and yet again reputation. Research how
long the firm has been in existence and which areas they service. Do they have
employees who have been with them for a long period of time or do they hire
drifters? Will they provide a list of clients who you can contact for a
However, no matter who you select and how good their reputation, it must be a
practice to visit your site on a regular basis and observe the goings on. Take
photographs and label them clearly. When the providers know that you are
pro-active and present, they inherently will take more care and get things right
the first time.
For example, if you have selected that the foundation will be doused with an
anti-termite fluid application, then you should be on location when the process
is being carried out. Count the number of cans of chemicals and additives
off-loaded, opened and utilized. Read up on the manufacturers' data for
quantities and ratios recommended for effective utilization. Unashamedly keep a
record of your involvement. If your involvement is polite yet firm, the response
and results obtained are beneficial.