Hi-rise and condo living requires a different approach to obtaining services and employing contractors.
Condo buildings are constructed differently than houses. Walls can be narrower and utilize different material. Plumbing and electrical systems differ. Smaller spaces make it harder to do certain types of work. Deliveries and disposal of larger items necessitate reserved elevator access. Restrictions intended to protect building residents may limit when work can be undertaken. Failure to obtain management approval can result in unnecessary delays and added cost.
When something goes wrong its impact is magnified.
It is always best to employ experienced contractors and service providers. This means finding those individuals and businesses experienced in high-rise and condo building work. Paying more upfront for this experience means paying less for mistakes by those learning what they don’t know.
Condo-experienced means understanding and working within condo rules and regulations. It means ensuring standards of quality that don’t risk your safety and that of neighbours. When something goes wrong or a mistake is made – they do happen – condo-experienced means proper insurance which protects you from personal liability.
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