How do we review and rate service providers?
The main goal of Spotless Choice is to give Home Improvement Ideas, Tips, Decor Guidelines, and unbiased reviews of home products. From there, we work to turn what we’ve learned into a resource that homeowners, renters, landlords, real estate professionals, and other readers can use easily and that gives them power.
At the head of our research process is a rating system that gives each of the providers we look at a grade based on how well they do in different categories. For example, when we grade home warranty companies, gutters and gutter guards, and moving companies, to name a few, we look at many different things. Our in-house research team uses only factually correct public data sources, verified policyholder testimonials, and anonymous homeowner experience surveys for all of the information they use to back up their claims.
Here is an overview of our overall composite rating system and what each level, from zero to five stars, means:
Not as Good as Others
Our number one goal
Our number one goal is to be honest with you, our readers. Even though we may get paid when you buy Affiliate Products, as explained below, we still try to give you our honest thoughts, findings, beliefs, and experiences about the products and services that are featured on the Site.
House Method has made every effort to give true and accurate information about all of the products or services it mentions, reviews, or recommends on this Site.
Read about how we chose the winners in each category:
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