When engaging a tradie there are a couple of hacks that will ensure you are given peace of mind that you're getting what you pay for.
When you buy a cheap pair of shoes you should expect to be replacing them in a very short time.
It's bloody hot out there
To provide my clients with reliable residential property maintenance and repair services at the right price, on time.
I am an 'old school' tradie with old school work ethics dictating a 'do it right, do it once' attitude. I don't entertain being mucked around, and I'm assuming you feel the same too. I treat your house as if it is mine, and as such, why would I expect you to accept anything less?
That being said, on the odd occasion clients have not liked what I have had to say in regards to repair and remediation advice. Not because I'm abrasive; on the contrary. These situations usually reflect clients not willing to take the appropriate action necessary in line with what is, at a minimum, standard workmanship in favour of saving a dollar or two. These situations are similar to buying a cheap pair of shoes and as such, I will not take the job. My experience tells me I'll be back again a short time later and this is where potential conflicts can arise as a result. My reputation is not up for compromise and I don't have the temperament to play those kinds of games.
If your issue/s fall outside of my area expertise, I will tell you. No BS. I will then only refer you to tradies (where I can) who are client-focused, offer proven quality workmanship and are fairly priced.
So if you're an armchair expert who can't do the job (nor have the tools) but have acquired virtual skills after watching a handful of YouTube clips, I'm not the bloke for you. Your supervisory skills, as well-meaning as they may be, might be better suited to a 'bash and crash' service offering tailgate warranties.
Steve - 0404 623 895 / firstname.lastname@example.org