It’s time to get your shorts out of storage, the weather is certainly heating up here in Holdrege. Your AC will need to be ready for a workout this season. If you haven’t already, it’s a smart idea to have an AC repair professional chosen and properly vetted before your AC has any troubles surviving an incoming heatwave.
It would be ideal if you could just select the first number out of the phone book and be assured that they’ll do a satisfactory job, but there are companies out there that are looking to take advantage of your unfortunate situation. We don’t want to leave you sweating a crooked repairman or the heat so the team at Durable Service has some red flags to watch out for that let you know you may be dealing with an untrustworthy company.
1) Requesting Full Payment Before Starting Work
A credible company will provide you with an estimate prior to beginning any work. Any company requesting payment prior to starting work is a big red flag. Another request of a shady company is asking for payment in cash. This could lead to annoyances down the road having your problem fixed properly or completely.
2) Quotes a Cost Before Inspection
A technician may have an inkling of what is going wrong with your air conditioner over a phone call, but they won’t be able to truly diagnose it until they have actually inspected your system. Choose a company that will provide you with an estimate only following an inspection.
3) Refuses to Put it in Writing
If you’ve watched even 5 minutes of a court show on TV, you know it’s an absolute must to get it in writing. This is non-negotiable. If a company isn’t willing to put the job and charges into writing, don’t have confidence in them to accomplish the work. By getting a signed contract before work begins you’re guaranteeing that you and your contractor are on the same page and you’ll have no unexpected costs after work has been completed.
4) They aren’t licensed
Not every state requires that contractors are licensed, but most do. You can easily search online and see if licenses are required in your state. If you are living in a state that requires licensing, by choosing a licensed company, you’re safeguarding yourself from a company that uses untrained workers. And any problems or issues with the company you choose can be reported. If you encounter a company that is operating without a license, there’s almost certainly a reason for that and you’ll want look elsewhere.
These warning signs will hopefully help guide you along as you’re looking for a trusted AC repair technician in the Holdrege area. The pros at Durable Service are ready to get the project done right and earn your trust. Give us a call at 308-995-8177 to schedule an appointment up with us anytime.