uknowa is currently an invitation-only system focused on bringing in high-quality service providers. When looking to hire, you can view a service provider's customer reviews, qualifications, work portfolio, and more on their uknowa profile.
Each contractors has the option of displaying their licensing and insurance information on their profile page. Any profiles that displaying WSIB, Liability Insurance, HST, Metro Toronto Licenses, or Ontario Business Licenses have had this information verified by uknowa.
Each service provider's profile can display customer reviews from past customers who have hired them through our service. If needed, you may also ask them for more references or information regarding a review.
Enter as much detail about your job as possible including photos and schematics. For some jobs, we may also post questions on your job's Q&A forum that are commonly asked by service providers. Answering these questions will help service providers get a better idea of your needs and provide a more accurate quote.
Relax! Once your job is posted, you'll start to receive questions and bids from service providers. You can answer public questions, send private messages, and hire a service provider, all from your job page, all without ever picking up the phone!
Depending on how many details you've put in your job post you could receive up to 5 bids within 24 hours. We've found that, statistically, the more details and pictures you put in, the quicker you'll get bids.
This depends on the service, though most service providers require a down payment upfront with the remaining due upon completion. Be sure to ask as much as possible about a service provider's payment schedule before you hire them.
Absolutely not! Customer Reviews are only removed if they are deemed to be inappropriate, inflammatory, or inaccurate - all violations of our Terms of Service. We take reviews very seriously and do not filter out reviews based upon requests from service providers.