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Home Renovations Contractor

Hello, I would like to get some information to have renovations done at my home.

  • Could you please tell me how much it would cost to have my kitchen renovated?

  • How much will it cost to have my basement completed with a bathroom and kitchen?

  • Does the price include materials?

  • Can I see some of the work you have previously done on other homes?

  • When can you start renovating?

  • How long will the renovations take?

 Painter

  • I was wondering if someone could give me a free estimate as to how much it would cost to have my kitchen painted?

  • Do you have insurance?

  • What kind of material do you use?

  • Will you buy the paint?

  • How much do you charge to paint a kitchen if I buy the paint?

  • How should I prepare the kitchen before you come? (move or cover chairs and tables)

  • Do you offer a workmanship warranty?  How long does it last?

  • How long will it take?

  • When can you start?

Plumber

  • Can someone come today to fix the leak?

  • Are you certified?

  • Do you have insurance?

  • Can I have an estimate in writing?

  • Do I need to buy anything before you come?

  • What do you charge for parts?

  • How much do you charge for labour? 

  • How long will it take?

  • What if something breaks while you are working?

  • Do you clean up the mess?

Electrician

Hello, I need someone to install pot-lights in my family room.

  • Are you a certified electrician?

  • Are you insured?

  • How many years of experience do you have?

  • What are your specialties?

  • Will you provide the hardware (lights fixtures/wiring)

  • Do I need a permit?

  • What will you guarantee/warranty?

  • How long will it take to install?

  • How much do you charge?  Is it per hour?

HVAC Technician

(Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning)

Hi, my house is freezing.  This is an emergency.

  • Can someone take a look at our furnace today?

  • How long will it take?

  • How much will you charge to check our furnace?

  • Will it get fixed today?

  • Should I replace it or get it fixed?  What is the best option?

  • How often should I get my ducts cleaned?

  • What temperature should I keep my thermostat on during the winter/summer?

  • How can I improve my indoor air quality?

  • How often should I have my furnace maintenance checked?

 

Checklist

  • Did you explain what information you needed?

  • Did you give all the necessary details?

  • Did you ask all the questions?

  • Did you repeat back all the important information?  (date - time - location)

  • Did you thank the other person for for their help and information?  

      Thank you for all your help.  I will call you back when I have made my decision.

     Thank you for your assistance.  This helps me a lot to make my final decision.

     Thanks for everything.  I appreciate your help.