’Tis the Season for Holiday Mishaps

The holiday season is a magical time of year, filled with peace and goodwill toward men.  But it also fills our homes with holiday decorations - many of which can increase the risk of fire, injury, or accident.  Here’s a look at some of the most common mishaps and how to protect your home:

 

 

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Why Using a Licensed Contractor is Important

Owning a house can be a wonderful thing, but sometimes it can also be a costly experience. Things can go wrong, whether it be electrical, plumbing or structural. Often homeowners will look for the cheapest way to solve their problems and sometimes this can mean DIY jobs or hiring the wrong contractor.

Quite often when there is a building boom, home boom or a natural disaster, plenty of contractors will come out of the woodwork, while some of these contractors may be licensed, a lot of them aren't a licensed contractor. Many are just looking to make some quick money and move on to the next town. While it may appear to save you money in the short term, it can lead to a host of additional problems that end up costing you a lot more in the end.

Another situation you may come across is when you are gathering quotes for a job. You may find that you have very similar quotes from general contractors with similar experience and qualifications, however one is a licensed contractor and one is not a licensed contractor. Why not go with the unlicensed contractor, they have qualifications right and it may save you some money?

Licensing is important for many reasons. One of these reasons is that in most states to be a licensed contractor you have to prove that you know what you are doing. Think about what is involved with construction, electricity, and many other components that can become safety risks if not handled properly. Knowing that you have someone that has proven that they have both the skills and knowledge can give you peace of mind and keep your home safe.

Another thing to consider is insurance. If you have someone working on your property that is not licensed and insured and they fall and hurt themselves, electrocute themselves or they simply trip and break a bone, you could be left footing a very expensive hospital bill.

Hiring a licensed contractor to do any work on your home is important. A licensed contractor has much more at stake than someone who flies in and does the work and then flies out, leaving you to clean up the mess and foot the bill.

When you call Springfield Restoration and Remodeling you can be assured that you are getting a licensed contractor. Contact us today. (260) 657-3351