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Advice For Hiring A Professional Crawl Space Contractor

If your crawl space is in need of a cleaning or even a full restoration, you may wish to hire a professional to get the job done for you. However, there are many scam-businesses out in the world that would like nothing better than to give you a lousy job and charge you incredible prices for it. Here are some tips that you can use to make sure you hire a professional crawl space contractor who will help you with crawl space restoration in Portland.

Friend Recommendations

The first step you should take is to ask your friends and family for recommendations. Some people are even lucky enough to have trusted friends or family who are in the business themselves. Get a list together based on the recommendations and research the companies from there. If there are truly no friends or family who can recommend you a trusted contractor, do as much research as you can before calling anyone and giving your information out.

Narrow the Field

Once you have the list together, call the companies and get as much information as you can so you can narrow the field down to a few favorites. Most businesses offer testimonials and can give you contact information for references and past projects. If a business can give you no references, shy away from them.


Pricing should not be the only factor you consider before making a decision. Get quotes from the businesses you have narrowed your list to and compare across the board. If one of the prices is significantly lower than the others, there’s a good chance they will offer shabby work that will not last as long. This work will then need to be redone, which will cost you even more money in the future. Pick a price that is fair, but not too good to be true.

Pay Sequences

Contractors will typically set up some sort of contract that lets you pay in increments until the job is complete and the final payment is made. If the contractor demands the full payment up front, before any work has been done, your red flag radar should go off. Set up a contract and make sure you put in writing everything you want done on the job. If this is not done, there could be problems in the future that will cause you all sorts of headaches.

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