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7 Secrets Contractors Don't Want You to Know

Contractors and service companies make more profit from your business when you're uninformed.  Here's some things to consider:

SECRET #1:  Preventative maintenance programs do actually pay for themselves in savings, and offer a greater return on your investment when compared to calling contractors out on an as-needed basis.

SECRET #2:  Most contractors simply won’t report areas of concern, because they feel it is future “job security” for them if your systems continue to fail.  In that regard, they usually don’t have your best interest in mind.

SECRET #3:  Contractors make more profit on service work when you “react” to a problem, especially during emergencies.  When you are proactive about problem identification and resolving them promptly, contractors really have to remain competitive.

SECRET #4:  With a simple check list you can spend a few hours a month identifying problem areas yourself and prevent most major problems from occurring by taking proactive steps.

SECRET #5:  If you take care of the “little things” first, you’ll prevent “major things” from happening and avoid systematic building and system failures.

SECRET #6:  Most contractors don’t offer energy-auditing services because they simply don’t know how to perform them.  Not knowing your potential energy savings from a commissioned audit could be costing you 10-70% in energy cost.

SECRET #7:  Most contractors only perform a single trade service.  A multi-service company such as ours can provide discounted or “bundled” service, construction, and design solutions along with the conveniences of “one-stop shopping."

This article has been shared by Direct Service, Construction and Design to specifically accommodate our intended clientele.  The intent of sharing this information is to better inform the public of these general topics, expand knowledge and safety for all and provide crucial information in regard to their MEP and building systems and/or assets. It is NOT our recommendation that any article recommendations or how-to scenarios be attempted by anyone other than a qualified or competent person.