ORLANDO, FL -- Finding contractors for repairs, remodels, and new construction has never been easier. From referrals to advertisements, candidates are abundant. But contractor horror stories abound--how can you avoid a construction nightmare especially after a hurricane when scam artists arrive en masse?
A new online service puts knowledge and support information at homeowners' fingertips. iCheckContractors verifies Florida contractors' professional licensing, workers' comp insurance, and corporate status with government agencies giving users peace of mind. "It's the CarFax for contractors and it's free," says Kia Ricchi, licensed contractor and founder of iCheckContractors.
iCheckContractors takes the guesswork out of credentialing and allows for quick and up-to-date verification of contractors' state requirements. iCheckContractors also has an extensive Knowledge Center that helps homeowners navigate the complexities of contractor qualifications.
It gets even better! iCheckContractors has joined forces with Encircle to help busy homeowners effectively manage their assets and protect their home. Encircle is a free mobile and web app that makes it easy for homeowners to efficiently create a picture library of their homes for insurance purposes. "Although most homeowners know the importance of creating a home inventory, very few have the time to do it. With Encircle, photos are easily captured, organized, and then stored in the cloud where they can be accessed to facilitate an insurance claim," says Paul Donald, former BlackBerry executive and founder of Encircle.
Preparedness is key when it comes to effectively managing busy lives. With technology literally in hand, preparedness is made much easier. Encircle users can access iCheckContractors through their account at www.encircleapp.com or go to www.iCheckContractors.com.