If you have purchase something to be assembled such as office furniture, exercise equipment, or furniture for the home and the place where you bought it does not offer assembly services you will either have to put it together yourself or hire someone. If you decide to hire someone to assemble it you want to make sure that you are hiring someone that knows what they are doing.
Here are some tips to help ensure that you are hiring the right furniture assembler.
- Make sure that you are only dealing with a professional furniture assembler if you are going to pay someone to assemble the furniture you bought. They should have plenty of experience assembling various types of furniture. Do not hesitate to ask how long they have been in business, request references, and then make sure that you do check their references. Ask the reference if they were happy with the service they assembler provided.
- You should ask them what type of guarantees they offer and how long the guarantee is for. The furniture assembler should carry professional liability insurance. This is what would pay the customer if there were any problems with the assembler’s work. Ask them if they stand behind their work.
- Find out if the assembler asks for a flat fee or has an hourly rate for their work. To help save you some money find one that charges in thirty minutes increments after their first hour of work. If the job only takes two hours and fifteen minutes to complete you will only be charged for two and a half hours instead of for three hours.
- Find out if there are any extra benefits that the furniture assembler offers such as carrying the heavy boxes to the room where the furniture is to be assembled, service charge for gas, putting your furniture in place, etc.