Learn how Fuller Stone Care measures up on 4 essential questions to ask a stone care contractor.
Are you looking for a professional company to clean, polish, or seal your natural stone? Considering how much you’ve invested in your stone and how vital its appearance is to the overall look of your property, naturally you want to choose a qualified contractor that will take the best possible care of your stone. Here are 4 questions to help guide your search.
How Long Has the Contractor Been In Business?
When dealing with any kind of contractor, you want to know that they are an established company you can trust, not some fly-by-night operation. It’s also worth checking whether or not they have a contractor’s license for the work you want them to perform, and if their license is in good standing with the state board. While you’re at it, ask about the individuals that will be doing the work to make sure they are trained and experienced.
At Fuller Stone Care, we have been helping clients take excellent care of many kinds of natural stone for over 20 years. We are a licensed contractor in good standing and we employ friendly, conscientious workers who know their jobs well.
Do They Specialize in Stone Care and Cleaning?
Some cleaning companies advertise stone care because it seems like a natural outgrowth of their business, not because they really know how to do it. In reality, proper care of high-end natural stone materials such as marble, travertine, slate, and granite requires specialized skills, equipment and training. By hiring a company like Fuller Stone Care that has made stone the entire focus of the business, you can rest assured that your stone will not be damaged or mistreated by some amateur cleaner.
What Products and Procedures Do They Use?
The products for cleaning, polishing, and sealing stone must be chosen based on the specific type of stone and its use on your property. Your contractor should be able to explain this to you and tell you how they would approach your job. It’s worth doing a bit of research on your own before you broach this topic with your contractor so you can tell if they are providing accurate information. For example, if you ask for marble polishing and the contractor wants to put wax on the floor, run the other way. The wax could discolor your marble and make it look dirty faster. At Fuller Stone Care, we never wax marble. Instead we provide real marble polishing followed by sealing with a penetrating product appropriate for marble. This is just one example of the professional techniques we use.
What’s the Cost and Timing?
While you don’t want to base your entire decision on cost, nonetheless it is important to receive an accurate quote before work is begun. At Fuller Stone Care, we provide thoughtful and accurate quotes based on the specifics of your job, such as the square footage to be serviced, the type of stone, and its location on your property. In most cases work can be scheduled and completed within 2 weeks.
If you have more questions about our services, feel free to contact us at 855-205-0972.