When you cross the complexities of warehouse floor striping with the urgency of warehouse staging, distributing and management, you come to realize that a lot can go wrong quickly. That's why it is of the utmost importance to be prepared for working with and choosing the correct striping contractors. In an effort to help you achieve that goal, we offer you a quick list of questions and suggestions to think about ahead of time to help you be prepared. Empire Parking Lot Services offers warehouse floor striping and, through our years of service and knowledge, we have come up with the following advice.
Hire Local Warehouse Floor Striping Contractors:
Believe it or not, this is a common mistake many companies, big companies ! make. They find a company that offers "National Striping & Signing Services", they call them up, and sign a contract with them. Now, hiring a company from out of state isn't the mistake in itself, but here is what can and often time does happen. The company flies, drives, or buses out their crew, usually a very small crew to keep labor cost down. Then, they order their paint from their local paint representative and they drop ship it to your facility. Because these companies are not from California, they are not aware of the local air quality laws prohibiting the use of certain paints. Problem number one is right there. If you are working with a contractor that is using the wrong kind of striping paint on a construction project and that contractor is caught, guess who else feels the sting of that first time violation? That's right, it’s you! Also, if you think it’s not going to happen to you, take a look here at this Google search results page.
Another common problem you run into is that many states throughout the US don't require a contractor’s license at all to perform Warehouse Floor Striping. That's where you run into some amazingly bad warehouse stripping. I am not saying every unlicensed contractor does bad work because I am sure that's not true. What I can tell you is this, for every 10 jobs we do in the California area, one of them is fixing a warehouse floor striping project that turned out wrong. The fault does not necessarily always lie with a contractor, but we will get more into that in a later blog. A licensed contractor isn't a guarantee for a quality job, but it does guarantee that you, the customer, are protected by certain rights under the state of California laws. These include filing against the contractors bond or taking legal action against their contractors license. These things give customers like you a lot of leverage when things go wrong and they can go wrong, if your contractor doesn't understand the complexities of warehouse striping.
7 Important Questions To Ask Your Contractor:
Where is your company located?
Do you have a contractor's license for this trade in this state?
Are you familiar with the local laws pertaining to VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds ) levels in the paint you are using?
What size crew are you bringing to the project?
What happens if there is a problem and your crew has returned to Alabama, Florida, Hawaii, Etc ......?
What is the expected time line to complete the project?
Do you offer a written guarantee on any of your warehouse floor striping services?