When it comes to hiring maintenance professionals to perform property maintenance services, it is common to field offers from both licensed and unlicensed contractors. Some property managers looking to complete their home maintenance services for a lower cost opt to use the services of unlicensed maintenance professionals when they really should use a licensed pro—and end up regretting it later.
While the up-front price of unlicensed and un-vetted pros may be lower since they don’t have to cover the costs of getting licensed, there are distinct financial advantages for using vetted maintenance pros. What are these financial advantages? And, are they strong enough to warrant opting for licensed pros when perusing a local contractors list for home maintenance services?
Reduced Risk of the “Maintenance Professional” Damaging the Property
One of the major risks of using unlicensed contractors for home maintenance services is that the “professional” dispatched may not actually know what they’re doing. This increases the risk that they will actually cause damage to the property rather than prevent it.
For example, an inexperienced electrician who doesn’t know what they’re doing may cross the wrong wires and short out the building’s electrical system—causing thousands of dollars in damage. Odds are that the homeowner’s or property insurance won’t cover the cost of this damage either because the repairs were made by an unlicensed electrician.
Vetted and licensed maintenance professionals are much less likely to cause this kind of damage, and more likely to have insurance to cover the cost of any damages that do occur (though it’s important to specifically check for this).
Saving Money On Repeat Property Maintenance Costs
Property maintenance service costs can be fairly high, depending on the specific type of maintenance being performed. So, having to do a specific piece of maintenance again because it was not completed correctly the first time can be painfully expensive. However, this is a risk that property managers run whenever they use an unlicensed home maintenance services provider who has not been vetted.
While not as severe as actually causing damage to the property, if a “fly-by-night” contractor does a half-hearted job of a critical repair that only holds together long enough for them to collect their payment, it can be very difficult to recoup that lost money—so much so that it might not even be worth the time and effort.
Having a properly licensed and insured maintenance professional do the work the right way from the beginning can save property managers a significant amount of time, money, and frustration.
How Homee On Demand Makes Finding Licensed, Trustworthy Maintenance Pros Easy
Normally, the process of finding and checking a fully licensed and insured home maintenance services pro can be difficult and time-consuming. However, the Homee On Demand property maintenance solution greatly simplifies the process.
By default, every Homee undergoes a background check—one that checks their criminal background, license, and insurance information. This way, you can rest easy knowing that you have a reliable professional at your service.
When placing an order for home maintenance services, you can even specify the experience level you desire for the job. Depending on the job and your budget, you can also specify that the maintenance pro is licensed.
All you have to do is fill out a maintenance service request on your smartphone—the Homee On Demand property maintenance solution handles everything else. In fact, every HOMEE job is backed by a $1,000 guarantee—if the job isn’t done right, we’ll work to make it right. Additionally, each job is covered by a $2 million general liability insurance policy to protect against accidents. This helps you avoid surprise property maintenance service costs so you can put in work orders with confidence.
Learn more about how the Homee On Demand property maintenance solution can help you minimize your maintenance costs and provide peace of mind today!