Although there are some home maintenance repair projects around the house that you can do yourself, this isn’t always possible. Sometimes a repair project is too complicated or too dangerous for you to attempt on your own, and then you need to choose from among the many available home repair contractors in order to get the repair done safely. However, you want to make sure to hire someone who is reputable.When you are looking into home repair contractors, you want to make sure to check out their reputation. You might want to start by asking your friends and neighbors if they would recommend anyone, and then look for online reviews of past customers as well as asking the contractors themselves for references you can call. You want to find out whether the contractor did a good job and whether or not they would hire him again. Make sure that they are registered, licensed and bonded.Once you have some home repair contractors to choose from, you should get written bids from each of them that include what work is to be done, what materials are necessary, and how much they will charge to do the work. Check with each to see what sort of warranty or guarantees they offer on their work. You want to avoid any offers that seem to be really low. These might be due to the contractor using cheap materials. Or the contractor might be bidding low – then after getting the job he can add more expenses to make up the difference between his cost and what he’s charging you.After deciding between your choices for home repair contractors, you should get a very detailed written contract from the one you choose. This should include all the details that were in the original bid, but it is now more legally binding than it was in the bid. Make sure that the contract states who is responsible for cleaning up after the work is done.You don’t want to find yourself with a home contractor that isn’t reputable and doesn’t do the work that you require, so do your research and make sure you get everything in writing.