4 Horrible Practices Every Bad Commercial HVAC Technician Does To Break Trust

4 Horrible Practices Every Bad Commercial HVAC Technician Does to Break Trust

Hiring a commercial contractor is an important decision. Find a good one and your project will be a success. A bad contractor, on the other hand, can be a total nightmare. But how do you tell the difference between good and bad commercial HVAC technicians? How can facility managers know which contractors to trust?

It’s not always a straightforward process, but there are several ways to distinguish the two. Here are the top four signs that indicate a commercial HVAC technician shouldn’t be trusted.

The Commercial HVAC Technician Does Shoddy Work

HVAC Unit Inspection - CMI MechanicalThis one may sound obvious, but if your commercial mechanical contractor does shoddy or unsatisfactory work on a project, they shouldn’t be trusted.

Do your research prior to hiring a commercial contractor, and take any negative reviews from customers into consideration. One or two bad reviews shouldn’t define a company, but multiple negative comments can be a cause for concern.

If you’re considering hiring a commercial contractor for long-time work, it’s a good idea to assess their work firsthand. Hire them for a smaller project to start. If both parties are satisfied with the working relationship, you can discuss a longer contract. If the job is unsatisfactory or requires any callbacks, look for a different company.

They Disrespect the Job Site

Good commercial HVAC technicians aren’t just skilled at their job—they’re respectful to their clients as well. Though HVAC work can be naturally disruptive at times, a respectful technician will do their best to minimize any inconveniences to the worksite.

Respecting the job site also includes leaving it as clean as it was before the job began. If your commercial HVAC technician has a habit of leaving tools, materials, or dust and debris scattered around the property, it may be time to find a new one.

The Technician Has Poor Communication

HVAC Communication 02 - CMI MechanicalProfessional commercial HVAC companies understand the value of communication between themselves and the client. It not only fosters trust, but it also ensures that any maintenance issues with the property can be resolved in a timely manner.

If a contractor has a habit of dodging phone calls or showing up late to appointments, consider addressing these concerns. If the technicians you hired continue to be unresponsive, it’s time to find a company that will respect your time.

They’re Not Licensed

Facility Managers - CMI MechanicalEvery commercial HVAC technician you hire should be properly licensed and bonded. An unlicensed company can be detrimental to your project, and they aren’t a reliable choice. Licenses ensure that contractors have met industry training standards and can safely provide HVAC services.

When looking for a trustworthy commercial HVAC team, make sure they have an up-to-date license and a quality insurance policy. Unlicensed contractors might seem like a cheaper option, but they will cost you more in the long run.

It’s impossible to completely predict whether or not the commercial HVAC technician you are considering hiring is a good choice, but you don’t have to choose blindly.

By using the signs of bad commercial HVAC technicians above, you can narrow down your options to those with exceptional work and customer service.

Untrustworthy or bad commercial contractors won’t be able to provide the quality HVAC services your commercial property needs.

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