What to Look for in a Mechanical Contracting Service

Whether a commercial building needs a new HVAC system, maintenance, or something more complex like process piping, mechanical contractors should be the first service to consider. However, a reliable mechanical contractor who does good work can be hard to find. So before you begin searching for a contractor, check out what to look for in a mechanical contracting service.

Industry and business experience

Experience is vital when it comes to choosing a contracting service. That said, two facts to look for are when the company began and photos of their work. Through their photos, you’ll quickly see if the company has the industry experience to do the work correctly. Furthermore, your company deserves to hire a well-established mechanical contracting service, so keep an eye out for an extensive proven track record.


You should always read the testimonial page on a company’s website because nothing stands stronger than reviews and testimonials. Naturally, most companies are only going to share their best reviews, so dig a little deeper to find more reviews. No company is perfect, so if you can’t find any negative reviews, simply ask the company about them. Don’t forget to ask the company how they handled an unhappy customer; their response may help you decide.

Are they timely?

Trying to get in contact with an unresponsive company is beyond frustrating. Do they want your business or not? If you’re trying to connect with a mechanical contracting company, they should be replying to emails, social media inquiries, and picking up their phone. Keep in mind that a company’s timeliness is often an indicator of their work ethic, and you can’t afford to have contractors showing up late.

Flexibility with budgets and work hours

Every business has a different financial standing; some are doing very well, while others are squeezing what they can out of their budget. A good mechanical contracting service will be able to work within your budget. In addition, your business may need to receive the service after work hours. That said, a good mechanical contractor will be happy to work within your schedule within reason—just make that request known early.

While there are plenty of mechanical contractors available, that doesn’t mean they’re all reliable and complete good work. However, if you know what to look for in mechanical contracting service, your chances of hiring an unreliable contractor are significantly reduced.

Here at ICOM Mechanical Inc., we’re recognized as one of the most reliable commercial mechanical contractors in the Bay Area. With our team of experienced contractors, we guarantee to complete your project on time with high-quality work. Contact us today for more information.

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