Always Get a Warranty on Repairs and Installations!
A contractor should provide a written warranty on any repair or installation in your home of at least one year. This warranty should cover his workmanship as well as any parts or materials he supplied. If he is unwilling to do this or does not provide a warranty in writing don’t use him! His warranty, or lack of one, will tell you something about the quality of his work, his level of skill and the materials he uses. A contractor trying to cut corners to deliver cheap service will use inferior materials which won’t last as long or perform up to the standard of quality materials. If he doesn’t provide a written warranty he probably knows his “fix” isn’t going to last long.
What seems like a good deal because of the low initial price isn’t really a good deal after all because you have to pay him or someone else to fix it again. Some so-called technicians simply “fix it” so they can “fix it” again; you don’t want to get into that cycle of wasting money and time. If your contractor tells you he has a warranty but does not provide the warranty in writing, it will be very difficult, if not impossible; to prove that he ever offered you one. Buyer beware! The professional contractor should be happy to provide a written warranty because his technicians are highly trained experts and they only use high quality materials. This may require a little more investment in the beginning, but it will save you money and time in the long run. By getting a written warranty you can be assured that you won’t have to pay for the same repair over and over again.