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What jobs do I need an MHIC for?

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I have been refinishing floors for 7 years. It all started when my grandmother wanted me to do a floor for her in Maine, but that was back when I was really young and my father showed me how to do a nice pine floor.

I've been doing refinishing jobs almost ever since - from furniture to major floors in large homes in the North East, mostly Vermont.

I have used low VOC finishes and even totally environmentally friendly finishes and oils, but also Waterlox and gymnasium finishes. I've worked teak on yachts and sailboats, refinished countless veneered desks, chests, chairs and cabinets, so I'd love to get some sanders into some wood in MD.

I am now no longer living in Vermont, and want badly to advertise in Maryland, but have been worried that I'd need an MHIC around these parts to sand a floor. Do I?

Is there a master list of tasks you'll need an MHIC to be even able to do? I do refinishing and house painting, but I'm also a trained gas welder, so I do repairs on railings and outdoor furniture. I don't ever change any home structurally.

I am insured and I hope that's all I need to do a little house painting, repair on brick walks, and floor refinishing.

If anybody knows, you'll really be helping me out. I am looking for a job. A solid answer to this question comes at much need.

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The Maryland Home Improvement Commission licenses and regulates home improvement contractors, subcontractors and salespersons. Home improvement work includes alteration, remodeling, repair or replacement of a building or part of a building used as a residence. Home improvement also includes work done on individual condominium units. Home improvement does not include work done on commonly owned areas of condominiums or buildings that contain four or more single family units. The Commission investigates complaints by homeowners, awards monetary damages against licensed contractors, and prosecutes violators of the home improvement law and regulations.

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