Red Flags When Searching For A Home Maintenance Technician

Home maintenance is something that is needed in every home. Regular home maintenance will not only ensure your home and major systems will continue to function properly, but can significantly prolong the life of your home’s systems, as well as improve your home’s overall energy efficiency. However, not all home maintenance is easy to do yourself. In fact, maintenance on things like your HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems, as well as your major appliances, should be taken care of by an experienced and licensed professional. 

When searching for a home maintenance technician in your area, there are many things that you should keep in mind. First, you want to make sure that you hire a reputable company that you can trust to perform quality services. However, finding that perfect company is not that simple.

At ServiceOne, we provide a variety of home services, including: heating and cooling, plumbing, electrical, appliance repair and more. Our trusted appliance repair technicians perform a variety of services, from installations to repairs, maintenance and more, and understand the importance of reliable and quality service. In this post, we go over some red flags to watch out for when searching for a home maintenance technician in your area. 

Bad reviews

When looking to hire a service company and technician for your upcoming home maintenance, it's so important that you check out their online reviews. Reviews can tell a lot about a company from a customer perspective. While no company is perfect, and while there are going to be customers that will just leave bad reviews no matter what, reading over the “bad” reviews they have online will give you a good idea of the type of company they truly are. Usually, a good company will reply to their negative reviews, which shows that they truly care about their work and their customers. If a company is not replying to their review, or overall has more negative talk rather than positive, it’s definitely a red flag that you should take into account. 

Unlicensed / not certified

Another important thing to keep in mind when choosing a home maintenance technician is whether or not they are licensed and certified to do the job. If the company you choose cannot show proof of licensing or certifications, that is a huge red flag. At ServiceOne, we know that every time we send a technician to your home, you’re trusting us with your most personal space. So in addition to keeping all of our technicians licensed, we also run background checks on all of our team members before hiring. So you can trust your home in our hands. 

Make sure to read the fine print

Before hiring a home maintenance technician, it’s important to read the fine print. While most technicians can mess up or cause damages to your home, by reading the fine print, you’ll know whether or not the damage is covered by the company. You’ll also learn about the maintenance service you are purchasing, and ultimately help you find the right technician for your job. 

Overall, it’s essential that homeowners are taking time and looking out for red flags when hiring a home maintenance technician or company. There are a lot of home maintenance technicians in our area, all of which offer different benefits and services. Whether you choose ServiceOne for your home maintenance needs or not, we want you to be safe when it comes to these choices. You're inviting someone into your home and trusting them to perform quality work. So, when choosing your next home maintenance technicians, keep these warning signs and tips in mind!

At ServiceOne, we offer a variety of home services, including maintenance!  If you are looking for a trusted appliance repair technician, we are here to help. Visit our website to learn more about our home services.

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