1. Research for a good contractor. Don’t merely rely on ads or Yellow Pages. Get recommendations from friends and neighbors. Check Angie’s List and the BBB.
2. Use only licensed and bonded contractors. Ask them for references, and check the references. If you can, visit previous jobs.
3. Get at least three estimates. Don’t automatically take the low bid. You can learn a lot from an estimate. Is it well prepared and professional? Is the scope of work clearly defined with completion dates, and cost breakdowns? Don’t simply accept the bid as final. It’s OK to negotiate. Clarify anything you don’t understand.
4. Do not pay for everything in advance. Customs vary, but the payment schedule should leave a substantial amount due upon satisfactory completion.
Follow these four recommendations and make sure that you get your appliances from a reliable source:
Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center
12025 Ventura Blvd. Ste B-105
Studio City, CA 91604
PH 877 696-2987