When you work with a business, you want them to efficiently and safely get the job done without incurring more costs. There are two paths you can take: the risky path or the safe one. Too often, we hear horror stories when people hesitantly decide to work with an unlicensed or uninsured business. Which path will you take? Curcio Enterprises gives you the reasons why it is critical to work with a licensed and insured business for any of your parking lot projects.
Safety and Liability
It goes without saying that insurance is designed to protect people. Our previous blog discussed premises liability from a pedestrian perspective, but the same holds true for businesses working on your property. What if the business causes injury to a pedestrian or driver while performing maintenance updates to your parking lot or pressuring washing your property? Are they properly insured, and do they have a business license? Insurance claims can easily become complicated if the business does not have the proper coverage. If a business can create any sort of liability for you, then you may want to reconsider utilizing their services.
Contractors are also required to have the proper licenses required by the State of California. Some contractors do not have the proper licenses because they want to avoid paying for the high-risk insurances that businesses are required to obtain for their specific license. It is crucial to work with contractors that have the proper licenses and coverage to promote safety, especially in high-risk environments.
The Costs Associated with Risk
There are two sides to risk: safety and cost. You can choose to work with an uninsured an unlicensed business, but the costs associated with this risk are not worth it. You cannot cross your fingers and hope nothing bad will happen. Chance and luck are not viable options when it comes to avoiding complicated lawsuits and opening up the potential for injury to innocent people. Lawsuits not only take valuable time away from your business, but they also produce expenses rapidly. You must ask yourself initially if it is worth cutting corners and costs if it could cost you more in the end. When you spend a little bit more money on services from a licensed and insured business, you reduce your exposure to risk and increase safety.
How to Find a Licensed and Insured Business
Finding the right business will require a little bit of research. Sometimes a business’s website can reveal all the information you need to know about them. If a business is not willing to disclose their license number or insurance information, then you may want to think twice before using their services. You should work with a business that demonstrates their expertise and credibility in the industry.
Curcio Enterprises, Inc. is a licensed and insured business that can perform general parking lot maintenance, paving, striping, and seal coatings on your parking lot. We also manufacture custom signage for your lot. In addition, we offer power sweeping and pressure washing to ensure your parking lot and facility always appear clean and safe.
Keep your parking lot, facility, and pedestrians safe by working with a licensed and insured business. Contact us today or call (818) 771-1900 to learn more about how we can help you with your next project.