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How to Find a Contractor You Trust: Part I

When something in or around your home breaks or is in need of an upgrade, you may be looking to hire a contractor. Searching for someone to work on your home can be a taxing, as you don’t want to hire just anyone, you want to hire a contractor that you can trust. Uncertainty can be maximized when you begin your search online, as there are so many services that claim their contractors are “the best in the biz.”

However, at ServiceWhale, our contractors really are the best. They are all put through a three-step process before they make it onto our site, so that element of uncertainty is eliminated. When you search for your contractor on ServiceWhale, you know that you will be getting the best service, and that you are hiring a contractor you can trust.

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1. Read Reputable Reviews

We want to put an emphasis on the word “reputable,” because there are a lot of companies out there who pay to have fake reviews written about their services, but not ServiceWhale. We pride ourselves on gathering real reviews from actual clients who have used our online service to find their contractor. Because these reviews are genuine, you know that you would be hiring a contractor that you could trust, as those in your community used them in the past.

Aside from reading reputable reviews online, you can go to an even more organic source — friends and family. Loved ones who have used a contractor will be able to give you their honest opinion about the work they had done. Because we only hire contractors who have cleared a background check and have done an ample amount of respectable work in the community, we are sure that you would not be disappointed with your ServiceWhale contractor.

 2. Avoid Scams

Unfortunately, in today’s technological age, scams do happen. At ServiceWhale, we do everything to ensure that scams will not happen on our site. However, there are companies that don’t try as hard when it comes to protecting their customers by providing the best contractors.

If a contractor or website does not have referrals for their services, it could be a scam. Listen to your instincts when it comes to this sort of thing. If any part of their processes or procedures seem “fishy” to you, don’t use that contractor. Don’t ever sign anything for a contractor without fully understanding it first. And don’t hire a contractor who doesn’t have the proper permits in order to work on your property.

At ServiceWhale, not only do we protect our customers from scams, but we protect our contractors as well. By having relevant documentation available on the website, 24/7, both the contractor and the client will know that the job is the real deal. All contractors on the ServiceWhale website have been through a strict elimination process, so you know that any service provider you may hire off of our site has been thoroughly vetted, and they will be a contractor you can trust.

If you are interested in learning more about ServiceWhale contractors, please visit our website to contact us and read reviews from our past customers.


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