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For businesses or homeowners who have never used a professional painting company, there are always a few reservations that keep them from doing so. Perhaps there are even a few bad experiences that continue to resurface when the option is considered? Either way, we thought it was important to debunk some negative or otherwise false misconceptions when considering a professional service.
Am I Going to Get Overcharged?
Seeing dollar signs when considering any type of professional service is a natural reaction these days. However a proper dose of perspective is generally needed to approach professional interior or exterior painting with a more positive aspect.
The old adage maintains that “a house is the single most important purchase that one will ever make.” That being said, protecting the appearance and structure should be imperative when seeking services. Often times people find themselves consulting multiple contractors simply searching for the lowest bid. Unfortunately, we still live in a world where we generally get what we pay for. It’s a truth that becomes more evident the larger and more essential that the product or service is in our life. For instance, the average person wouldn’t simply forego their reliable daily driver in favor of a $600 Geo Storm, just because it’s cheaper.
A bad or failed paint job negatively affects the appearance, structure and overall value of the most important purchase in a person’s life. It’s not a job for the college kid next door on semester break; it is a crucial investment.
Can I Trust Strangers?
Sure it’s a reasonable concern. Anytime an unfamiliar face (or faces) enters your home, it’s good to know what to expect. Most of the time a general web search can reveal information regarding a professional painting company’s experience, qualifications and affiliations. When these things are not able to be found online, then it’s recommended to proceed with caution.
When in doubt, opt for the highest qualifications. Matthews Painting uses a careful screening process that involves 2 interviews, checking all references and prior places of employment, performing a nation-wide criminal background check through ADP and a drug screening check at US Health Works for all employees.
How Can I Ensure Quality?
It’s true that word of mouth is generally the most trusted way to find out about a business. However, sometimes this is simply not an option. We’ve chosen to go to great lengths to make sure potential customers can make informed, unbiased decisions. Surveys and testimonials are collected from each client after the painting job to rate satisfaction. This information not only helps us to improve our services, but it’s also information that we’re happy to share with prospective clients during a consultation.
Is it Going to Be a Long Process?
We’ve built our business surrounding the notion that life won’t wait. Sometimes people are detoured from scheduling a paint job because of time constraints and concerns. However, once a painting project begins, we’ll stay with the project and work until the job is completed (weather permitting). The same foreman painter will work on the job from start to finish. Additionally, we can offer an approximate completion date prior to starting any project to help with scheduling.