Just never pay anyone in full unless you are 1000% sure it is done and done well.
Just don't get why you can ask about buying a new refrigerator, but me asking for a plumber recommendation prompts you to be so snarky? Oh that's right.... this is how you usually operate. If you had nothing to offer... why comment at all? No response is needed. I guess some people just can't help themselves.
What has happened to this board?
Whoa, you are a bit off base with that response. Tim is absolutely correct, don't pay anyone in full until the work is 100% complete, and to your satisfaction. I've been stuck numerous times paying a contractor when he's "about finished up"..." will come back for one last thing"..."I'll be back tomorrow"...etc., only to be stood up. I'm an idiot for this trust I place in these contractors. No more. It's good advice.