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Four Tips For Hiring The Right Demolition Contractor

Consider These Important Factors When Hiring A Demolition Contractor

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As you start your search for a demolition company in SW Florida there are several important factors that should be taken into consideration. In this short article we will outline some of the tips and questions you should be asking before you hire a demolition contractor for your project. Whether it’s a residential or commercial demolition project there are several key questions you should be asking to ensure the company you hire has the experience and equipment to complete your demo project safely and efficiently.

  • Set your budget
  • Get references and check the scope of the company’s past demolition experience.
  • Get a written estimate to ensure a complete understanding of the work schedule and payment terms.
  • Sign a contract to protect both parties from any unforseen problems.

Set Your Budget

Before you contact any companies about your demolition project, it’s always a good idea to establish a budget prior to contacting them. Having a budget ahead of time helps guide your expectations for your project. 

..As you establish your budget be sure to consider any unforeseen factors – the presence of hazardous materials, environmental factors and foundational issues will increase costs. 
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Get References/Check Past Experience:

Demolition can be a risky business if you don’t hire a reputable and trustworthy company. Make sure your demolition company is licensed and insured, and choose a company which has the right tools and experience for your demo job.

Check the scope of the demolition company’s prior projects to ensure they have the necessary experience to complete your project.

Ask for references of prior demolition work, and make sure they have an excellent safety record as these are all important factors to take into account when hiring a demolition contractor. 

Get A Written Estimate:

Once you have a shortlist of reputable demolition contractors you can then begin asking for written estimates. A full inspection of the demolition site should be completed by the demolition contractor in order to provide a comprehensive written estimate.

The estimate should include payment terms so you and the contractor have a full and complete understanding of the work schedule, the extent of the work and the expectations for submitting payment.

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After reviewing all of the information obtained you will be ready to hire – once you’re ready to hire a demo company, ask them to write up a contract that includes the written estimate which is signed by both parties. This will ensure there’s no confusion or unanswered questions about how the work will proceed, the projected schedule and the cost of the demolition. A contract is important to protect both parties should any unforeseen problems arise. 

There are multiple local options for demolition contractors but to ensure your demo project is completed on time and within budget, choose a company with an excellent reputation and years of experience, along with excellent quality of work and a great safety record.   

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