Conduct a Face to Face Interview
An important, and surprisingly oftentimes overlooked step, part of the due diligence process is having a face to face interview with any professional you are considering hiring to assist you with a home improvement project. In this day and age, and largely due to the internet, many people hire professionals and service providers of all types online and without having any in-person interaction.
No matter how helpful the internet can be in this day and age, a great deal can be ascertained when you meet with someone in person. This holds true when you are in need of professionals to assist you with a home improvement project.
In advance of such a face to face interview, you should take the time to prepare a written list of questions. By making a written list of questions, you will be far less likely to overlook an issue that you need to discuss with a person you are considering hiring for work on your home.