4 TIPS ON HIRING A NATURAL STONE CARE COMPANY IN SCOTTSDALE ARIZONA

A common mistake consumers can make is to unwittingly hire an unlicensed and/or uninsured natural stone care company. The allure to hiring these types of companies is often based on their cheaper prices. Before hiring any natural stone care company based on cheaper prices, one might do well to consider the following questions: 

Who pays if your uninsured natural stone care company is negligent in leaving equipment or supplies in areas that create accidents? You do! 

Who pays if their employees get hurt on the job and your natural stone company does not have workers compensation? You Do! 

Who pays to repair or replace something that is damaged during the cleaning process at your home or office? You know by now, you do!

There are lots of so called flooring contractors hire undocumented employees who work without insurance. One thing is certain never provider upfront monies for any service. Contractors rip off consumer with requests for upfront monies

For this reason, Stone Care of Arizona the premiere cleaning, sealing and polishing experts would like to share 4 TIPS ON HIRING A CLEANING, SEALING AND POLISHING COMPANY IN SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA.  

WHY WOULD A NATURAL STONE CARE COMPANY OPERATE WITHOUT INSURANCE? 

In answering the above question, we can only give you our opinion. However, not being able to qualify for insurance seems to be a primary factor. The few who advertise cheap prices on free bulletin board websites in natural stone care in Scottsdale, Cave Creek and Paradise Valley work in what we call “the shadow market.” These shadow market companies opt out of carrying workers compensation, liability insurance and a business license. We have heard many horror stories about employees who have sued customers because they sustained a work related injury on their premises and the company they hired did not have Workers Compensation insurance. We have provided estimates to frustrated customers who tragically discovered that the cheaply priced company they hired, offered those ridiculously low prices because they did not have the overhead that a well-run, highly respected natural stone care company has. The old adage, by businessman Aldo Gucci seem fitting, “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”  

WHY WOULD A SO-CALLED NATURAL STONE CARE COMPANY OPERATE WITHOUT PROPER DOCUMENTATION? 

There are many cleaning people who moonlight. Sadly, many work in many homes aware they do not qualify for legitimate documentation. Unfortunately, there are so-called natural stone care companies whose primary source of income does not come from owning and operating a natural stone care business. Their primary source of income is based on deception. Cheap means, cheap workmanship! Cheap outcome! Regrettably, when something goes wrong, these unethical people will not return your call or may even hope that you will forgive and forget whatever mishap they may have created.  

Tip #1: Never hire a company without verifying certain things:  

Business license

Vehicle insurance for commercial use (1 million dollar coverage)

PL and PD insurance for property and injury. (2 million dollar coverage) 

Membership with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) The oldest consumer watch agency. Check us out here: Stone Care of Arizona 

Yelp page: Stone Care of Arizona, LLC

Google search: Stone Care of Arizona, LLC

Workers Comp if they have employees (1 million dollar coverage), copy of proof emailed upon request. 

LLC or Corporate status. (Business MUST be register with the State of Arizona)   

The documentation we cited are easy to secure and maintain if the owners of the natural stone care company endeavors to operate a legitimate natural stone care cleaning company in the state of Arizona.  Again, we strongly recommend that you NEVER hire any company unless they possess proper documentation and have high business standards. To throw caution to the wind is a recipe for disaster that will no DOUBT lead to dismay and frustration. It often leads to the necessity of hiring a more credible company like Stone of Arizona, LLC the natural stone care expert to correct their unavoidable mistakes. 

Customer Learns a Terrible Lesson:

Recently, an employee from a carpet cleaning company in Chandler, Arizona used an acid prespray on Travertine that is intended for use on ceramic tile and severely damage the floor. The customer called us to try to fix the problem. They paid the cheaper company $500 to clean and seal 1000 square feet. We could see why they chose a carpet cleaner as the price was very compelling. However, they were very upset about the outcome. We honed the whole floor and polished the Travertine to a nice shine. Never hire a carpet cleaner to clean your expensive natural stone. We wrote a consumer alert article to help you with some valuable tips. 

Click here to read: WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER HIRE A CARPET CLEANER TO CLEAN AND SEAL YOUR TILE AND NATURAL STONE?

Tip #2: Ask To See The Proof of Insurance

Begin to require proof of insurance BEFORE any work is performed as a requirement. If they delay, it's a red flag! If the company has employees, be sure to request a copy of their worker comp insurance. If they delay, it's a red flag! Call the insurance company to verify it's in good standing. Be sure to make sure the coverage is within the guidelines of the work that is to be performed. Nowadays, with easy access to internet information, you can get a copy of a prospective natural stone care company’s insurance in minutes. This is a very important request during the vetting process. Stone Care of Arizona, LLC, Natural Stone Care expert gladly provides a certificate and proof of insurance upon request. Just provide us with your email and we will email a copy. Our email is stonecareofaz@gmail.com 

Tip #3: Ask To See The Proof of Business License

Again, it easy to request and receive an electronic copy of the prospective natural stone care company’s business license or at the very least the business number. Ask, “Do you have a business license?”If they delay, it's a red flag! Once you have verified that the business is registered with a local city, you will have some assurance that the natural stone care company you are working with has taken steps to establish their legitimacy as a company. A business license allows a company to operate with a degree of accountability with a local municipality. Business licenses helps to ensure that businesses are compliant with local laws.

Tip #4: Check Their Online Reputation 

Legitimate companies seek and maintain online review pages. If you cannot locate ANY online footprint, it's a red flag! Once you are able to unearth any reviews, it will help you to identify any negative posts that send red flags. You can also see how the company handles poor reviews. Stone Care of Arizona, LLC the cleaning, sealing and polishing expert offers all their clients a MAKE YOU SMILE GUARANTEE. Stone Care of Arizona's guarantee covers a 30 day workmanship guarantee and unconditional money back guarantee. We don't request upfront deposits or payment until you are thoroughly thrilled with our work. If you have any further questions, email or give us a call. 

This consumer alert is brought to by Stone Care of Arizona, LLC the premiere cleaning, sealing and polishing expert.  To get a free estimate give us a call at 480-625-0557. REQUEST ONLINE ESTIMATE  

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Stone Care of Arizona LLC, provides natural stone care, tile and counter-top cleaning, sealing and polishing services in the following cities in Arizona:  Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe.