There are a number of businesses out there that promise to help you with your home repairs. However, a large number of them are either out to fleece homeowners or simply should not be offering their services in that regard. Learning to read a business card properly can help in that regard.
It may sound silly, but home repair business cards are an opportunity to learn about a business. Your first thing to look for is the contractor number; any contractor licensed by a local or state board is required to have one, and any contractor so licensed will have that number on his business card. That number can be checked easily enough with the licensing board, as well as any issues that have come up with that person. No news really is good news when you are checking up on someone, as usually only problems are reported.
The contractor’s name also provides another way to check up on him, especially in an era when so many people blog about their experiences. Just input the person’s name and location, and reviews for that person should pop up if they have been in business for any amount of time. There are neighborhood review sites as well specialty sites that help as well; it is just a matter of looking. If the card provides a website, check that out as well; if nothing else, it shows that they are doing well enough to have a website, and confident enough to not hide.
By using the information provided by home repair business cards, you can find enough information on the person to make an informed opinion on that person, and that opinion can help you make a decision on the potential contractor. Given the amount of money involved, as well as the potential damage a bad contractor can do, that little bit of research can pay off.