Contractor Nightmares – A Complete Guide

April 13, 2016

Contractor Nightmares

When Remodelling or Renovating, Empower Yourself

The truth is that remodelling projects rarely go the way we want them to – and hardly ever do it on our exact schedule, budget, and manner.  If everything always came up ‘roses’, would we have the need for shows like Spike’s ‘Catch A Contractor‘?



As a customer of any kind of a contractor – regardless of electrical, general, or even a handyman – make sure you educate yourself as a consumer on what to look for, the right questions to ask, and how to know when you’ve chosen the right contractor.  If you are getting ready to start collecting estimates from contractors, looking to sign a contract with one, or even just trying to get out of your own contractor nightmare, consider taking advantage of any of these vital articles:

What to Look For In a Contractor

11 Tips for Hiring a Home Improvement Contractor – Angie’s List

How to Choose a Remodeling Contractor – HGTV

Hiring a Contractor – Federal Trade Commission

8 Things To Know About Hiring A Contractor – Better Homes & Gardens

Protecting Homeowners Through Renovation Education – Contractors From Hell

How to Prepare Before Signing a Contract With a Contractor

How to Spot a Crooked Contractor – This Old House

6 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Contractor

What to Look for in a Contractor’s Contract – Houzz

What Should Be in a Remodeling Contract?

87 Questions to Ask a Contractor : How to Hire The Best –


Do you think your contractor is really the problem?  Is he a bully – or failing to fulfill even the tiniest points of your legally binding contract?  While we would never wish the worst on anyone, here are some resources to help you identify if you need to fire your contractor, and how to handle terminating a contract – or a contractor – if, and when, that final step becomes necessary.

Should You Fire Your Contractor?  How Do You Fire Your Contractor?

Is  Your Contractor Bullying You? – Angie’s List

Settling Disputes With Your Contractor – Bob Vila

How To Deal With A Bad Contractor – US News

The Right Way To Fire Your Remodeling Contractor – Contractors From Hell

How To Fire an Independent Contractor – Small Business by Chron


Again – we hope no one’s project ever goes so poorly they have to terminate or break a contract with a contractor.  If it happens, then we hope that this information helps.  If you find yourself in need of an electrician to inspect or repair a project that somehow went sideways, don’t hesitate to call, email, or stop by Swart Electric today.

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This is an original article written by Mai Bjorklund for Swartz Electric. This article may not be copied whole or in part without the express permission of Swartz Electric, LLC.

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