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Questions to ask before you hire an Upholstery Service

Is your upholstered piece too old to hold on to its charismatic appeal? Is it looking too gloomy and dull? Is your furniture ragged and tattered? If so, it’s time to reupholster it.

As time goes by, your furniture is prone to upholstery damage. Since your furniture is subjected to a lot of wear and tear, your upholstery is bound to get sabotaged. So, it is almost impossible to avoid the need of reupholstering your furniture. Luckily, there are so many upholstery service providers available in the market. All you need to do is to hire a reliable one. However, selecting a good service provider is not as easy as it sounds. Here, we have outlined a series of questions that will help you find a qualified and dependable contractor.

  1. How long have you been in this business?

Experience counts the most in upholstery business. So, the first question to be asked to your potential contractor is about their experience. They must have an experience of at least five years in the business. Furthermore, ask if they have worked on the similar projects before. You are sure to get desired service if they have already had their hands on other similar projects.

  1. Are you licensed and insured?

Taking onto account the fact that you will trust your contractor for coming few days, you must ensure that they are licensed and insured. Remember, only a licensed contractor can provide you reliable and dependable service. However, the fact that a contractor is licensed doesn’t necessarily mean that their job is going to be outstanding. But the license at least can assure you that your furniture is in competitive hands.

  1. Can you provide some references of past projects?

A dependable contractor does not hesitate providing information about their past projects. More apparent the projects, more trustworthy are the contractors. Make sure you ask your potential contractors for the references of past projects and scrutinize them well. Also ask for the reference and contact information from the recent satisfied customers.

  1. Can you match the fabric?

In some cases, you might not need to replace the entire fabric on your upholstery. So, it becomes very important to find out if the contractor can match the new fabric with the existing one. If the contractor can, then you are sure to save a lot of money on your project.

  1. How much does it cost?

Asking about the cost is pretty much obvious, but what you should not miss asking is if the price includes everything (material cost, labor cost, other related costs) or will there be any additional charges. If you are budget-strained, you can negotiate with the contractor as well. But remember, you cannot compromise the quality of service for cost.

So, these are the basic questions you should not hesitate to ask the upholstery service provider before you hire them. After all, it’s your furniture.