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Smart Ways To Bring More Clients To Your Contractor Business

It would be nice if you could move from one contractor job to the next without a break. The occasional overlap and double jobs are even better. However, there may come a time when you are experiencing a slump. Contracting is a seasonal business and you need to bolster your business to make sure you can whether those slow times. Here’s what you can do to bring in more clients:

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Improve Your Website

The first impression a client is going to get of your work will be from your website. That is why you want yours to look as sleek and professional as possible. It’s a smart investment to go to an experienced designer and tell them exactly what you want and let them build it. You should also have the capability to be able to update your website and keep it fresh. That is vitally important when it comes to adding photos of your work.

Promote On Social Media

Once you set up a Facebook and twitter account, it doesn’t take much to promote your business. You can provide updates about current jobs with photos (with the owner’s permission). You should also engage your followers by asking questions like what kind of improvements they like to make it their house. The idea is to have them think of you as the best contractor in Seattle. You can only get there if you let them know!

Ask For Reviews

A potential client is going to look for your reviews. That should be a feature on your website but it’s not the only place clients might be posting. If you have made a happy client, then you should ask them to post a review on Yelp for one of the other many online interview sites. Those five stars can really add up.

Reach Out To Other Contractors

You are in a network of contractors working to out the city. You should stay in contact with these contractors and let them know you’re available for work. They might subcontract to you or turn a client over because they’re too busy. Either way, it pays to network.

Maintain the Job Site

You already can cause a major disruption to homeowner’s life. You never want to add to that disruption by creating a mess. That’s why you want to make sure the job site is always kept clean especially after demolition day. That’s where Junk King Seattle can bring a huge difference. These professional junk haulers who are standing by ready to spring into action in a moment’s notice. They have a lot of experience cleaning all kinds of construction waste and can quickly make sure your job site is spotless. Make Junk King Seattle your contractor cleanup partner today.

Tips For Keeping Your Storage Unit Property Safe

Renting a storage unit for some of your property is a good way to free up space around the home. There are a lot of things you could put in there that would be considered very valuable not only as a personal keepsake but also monetarily. Although many storage unit facilities boast about their security measures, there are some proactive tips you can take to keep your property safe at a storage unit.

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No Hasp Lock

Most storage units have the ability to use a combination or padlock to secure your unit. However, those things can be cut through with a pair of bolt cutters. It’s not something the lot companies want to advertise but it happens all too frequently. The way around that is to find units that have a no hasp lock. That means a bowl clutter can get in there. Storage units with keypads are even better.

Put Your Stuff On Pallets

Many storage units are like garages in that they are exposed to the elements. A good way to safeguard your property is to put it up on pallets inside the unit. This will help any accidental flooding from rain, which is a big issue around Seattle.

Wrap Your Furniture

A storage unit isn’t going to be totally sealed up. Dust and dirt will have a way of blowing in. That’s why you want to make sure any furniture you store in there is wrapped in blankets.

Buy Insurance

Most storage unit facilities offer an insurance policy for property kept on their premises. But you have to read the fine print. They will only be paying a fraction of its value. They also will be charging that insurance to your rental fee. Your homeowner’s policy might already cover your property if it’s put in a storage unit. That is something you should definitely speak your insurance agent about. Regardless of which type of insurance policy you get for your property it’s a smart move to write a thorough inventory of all the items going into that storage unit. Taking pictures of everything including serial numbers is another good precaution to take.

The things that are going to your storage unit are important to you. That means keeping the clutter out. You should be paying rental space on junk. As you pack everything up you could create piles of rubbish that you want to get rid of. One call to Junk King Seattle will take care that. They’ll send over a team and a truck to haul away all the stuff you want to toss out. Keep clutter out of your storage unit with help from Junk King Seattle.