Picking a damp proofing pro takes a bit of time and effort to get right. But in return you should get a skilled professional who does a great job. We’ve put together some advice to help you get the best damp proofing pro for your project.
Choosing a tradesperson
There are several easy things you can do to make sure you choose the right tradesperson.
Ask lots of pros to come out to your property to quote
When you’re trying to decide which pro to pick, it’s important to get lots of quotes and compare them. That way, you can work out which tradespeople are offering you a fair quote. Make sure you ask them to visit your property when they quote so they can give you an accurate price.
Stay away from cold callers
It’s best to avoid tradespeople who turn up at your property without an appointment. You can’t be sure of their identity, the quality of their work or their motives behind turning up at your door. It’s best to get in touch with tradespeople through recommendations from friends and family or through our service.
Get proof of their company name, insurance and address
It’s also a good idea to check that a pro has Public Liability insurance and that they have proof of their company name and address. This will help you find a legitimate tradesperson who has the right insurance.
Find out about their previous work
Before you hire a pro you should also check up on their previous work. Look around for any online customer reviews they might have – if you found them through our service you can find these on their Quotatis profile page. You can also ask the pros you find for customer references and photos of their previous work.
Picking a damp proofing pro
As well as these general tips, there are also some specific things you need to do when it comes to picking a damp proofing pro.
Find out if they’ll do a free survey and report
Some damp proofing specialists charge to do an initial survey and report, but others will do it for free. This is an ideal way to find out what needs doing to your property without committing to spending anything. The report should include moisture levels, a diagnosis of any problems and recommendations on what to do next. There should also be a quote for the recommended work.
Ask about qualifications, training and specialisms
Have a chat with the damp proofing pros you find to get info on their qualifications and training. There aren’t any specific qualifications you need to be a good damp proofing professional but having them increases the chances of them doing good work. You should also ask about their specialisms and try to find a pro that is highly experienced at doing the work that you need.
Now you should hopefully find picking a damp proofing pro a bit easier. To get in touch with professionals in your area, complete our online form. We’ll connect you with up to 4 damp proofing pros.