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Appliance Technician

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Appliance Installation And Repair Service

January 2014

When hiring and working with an Appliance Technician, every homeowner needs to know: What services does an Appliance Technician commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Appliance Technician? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Appliance Installation And Repair Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Appliance Technician - FAQ

How do I avoid the scams and get good Appliance Installation And Repair Service at a fair price?Find an Appliance Technician that (i) has recently provided good work to someone you trust and (ii) passes a background services screening test. Compile a COMPLETE, detailed list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have the Appliance Technician prepare a "not to exceed" estimate. Agree on the final price, sign a complete written agreement (see below) before any work begins.
What should I expect to pay for Appliance Installation And Repair Service?Most Appliance Installation And Repair Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for an Appliance Technician ranges from $48 to $71. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Appliance Technician.
Do I need to use a licensed Appliance Technician for my job? If so - how do I verify license status?You should use a licensed Appliance Technician for any work that exceeds $500. To check an Appliance Technician's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to check license status and history by the name of the business or individual.
Should I use an insured Appliance Technician for my project?Your Appliance Technician should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Appliance Technician should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.
Does my Appliance Technician need to be bonded?A bond is generally not required for Appliance Installation And Repair Service.

Appliance Technician - Services

An Appliance Technician can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Appliance Installation And Repair Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

Appliance Technician - Finding and Hiring

Not every Appliance Technician has the same ability. Experience, skills, and sense of acceptable quality vary considerable. To get the results that you expect, it is essential that you put appropriate effort behind finding an Appliance Technician matched to the specific requirements of your job - not simply someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence. Before starting, make sure that you completely understand the work you want the Appliance Technician to perform and the job quality you expect. Then, begin the selection process outlined below:

Appliance Technician - Important Agreement / Contract Terms

A written agreement greatly improves your odds of success when working with an Appliance Technician. Never start work until you have a complete agreement signed by your Appliance Technician. For small jobs use a written work order. For larger projects, use a detailed contract. Never feel pressured to use the Appliance Technician's standard contract. Make sure the following points are included in the agreement:

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