You want to save money, so it’s normal to want to save on property upgrades. But beware if a contractor offers to lower your costs by providing services in return for cash-only payment. At Domoklic in Montreal, we want to outline the risks of engaging electrical services from contractors who work under the table. Whether they’re replacing your oil heating system, installing a new heat pump, or installing an electric car charging station, you need to know the risks.
Don’t gamble on your investment
While some see under-the-table work are an opportunity to save money, it’s a roll of the dice. Any agreement with a contractor who bypasses their legal obligations exposes you to risk.
- If a company is willing to disregard tax rules, it’s reasonable to believe they may also ignore ethical practices related to the quality of their work.
- If the contractor botches the job, you’ll find yourself in a difficult position, even if you have a signed contract. It won’t be easy to take any action to court for work you paid for under the table. The judge may decide that the agreement, or part of it, is void for that very reason.
Don’t neglect your safety
Aside from the financial risks of unreported work, the more critical consideration is safety. The hazard is especially serious if the contractor doesn’t have the appropriate licensing or credentials. In addition to not respecting relevant laws, their substandard work may place the home’s occupants in danger. If a fire or another incident occurs, you may find you’re not covered by insurance.
At Domoklic, our expertise goes beyond electricity. As a reputable electrical contractor providing residential service in Montreal and the surrounding area, we have a certified team of electricians fully licensed by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ) to take care of all your work.
Whether you’re looking for an electrician to install a new car charging station, for example, rest assured our work always complies with industry standards.
Don’t risk throwing your money out the window. Contact us today to learn more about our competitive rates and our wide range of high-quality products and services.