4 Tips to Help You Find a Reliable Mobile Welding Company

Mobile Welding in TorontoMobile welding as an industry has been growing by leaps and bounds as construction companies, marinas, homeowners, property managers and more have discovered how much easier life is when the welding company comes to them. But as the demand for mobile welding has grown so has the number of people with very little if any welding experience trying to cash in. As a result some customers have been left with a very unpleasant taste in their mouth and that’s not good for them or for the industry as a whole. So in the interest of weeding out the frauds for everyone’s benefit here are 4 tips that will help you find mobile welding in Toronto you can count on.

Finding High Quality Mobile Welding in Toronto

Although this is a relatively new industry the manner in which you weed out the fakes and wannabes isn’t very much different than it is for just about any other trade. The key is getting a prospective welder to show their hand. Here’s how you do that:

    1. Ask how long they’ve been in business – While every company has to start somewhere you don’t want to be someone’s first customer; or even close to their first. That’s just asking for trouble. You’d like your mobile welder to have at least a year or two experience with mobile welding and quite a bit of experience with more traditional forms of welding.
    2. Ask for references – Do this up front. If the prospective welder balks you can be pretty sure they weren’t worth doing business with. Keep in mind though that most of the work mobile welders do is of the emergency variety which doesn’t always lend itself to obtaining references. But ask anyway. Even a couple of numbers is better than nothing. Once you have the numbers follow up with them.
    3. Ask some technical questions – Ask them if they’ve ever done a hot start on a SMAW power source (most experienced welders have). Or ask them if they have TIG or MIG certificates (you want someone that does). Someone that’s trying to get over on you may feign indignation at your questions, while someone who knows what they’re doing will probably be amused that you’re trying to trip them up and answer your questions in a light hearted manner.
    4. Ask for proof of insurance – Welding is dangerous. You don’t want someone welding on your property unless you’re certain they have adequate insurance coverage. That means workman’s comp for the welding company employee and liability coverage for the welding company in case something goes wrong or someone gets injured. If the welding company cannot produce evidence of adequate insurance coverage you’ll definitely want to take a pass.

    Don’t get fooled into hiring someone who may or may not be qualified or may or may not be insured. Go right to the top right from the start by hiring the experts at Pro Weld. We do mobile welding in Toronto right.