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Local business listings for Altadena, CA

Action Duct Cleaning Company

Tags: commercial dryer duct cleaning service

(626) 791-7870

Last Updated:
December 16th, 2016

Since 1978, Action Duct Cleaning, (servicing all of California and the Western states) has contributed to cleaner, safer and more healthful building environments throughout the nation. Whether large-scale corporate facilities, hospitals, condos, or h...
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2333 N. Lincoln Ave,

Altadena, CA 91001

Carpet Cleaning Altadena

Tags: Carpet Cleaning

(626) 263-9206

Last Updated:
July 19th, 2016

Altadena carpet cleaning company providing drying and dehumidifying flooded areas and cleaning services. Additional services include flood damage restoration, among others. Open 24/7.
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2235 Lake ave # 911

Altadena, CA 91001

Altadena Water Damage Restoration

Tags: Altadena Water Damage Restoration

(626) 988-9648

Last Updated:
May 4th, 2016

Welcome to Altadena Water Damage Restoration , locally owned and operated restoration company. Our office located at 2333 N. Lake Avenue #103 Altadena CA 91001 (Same building as Chase Bank). Our team specialize in water and fire restoration, mold rem...
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2333 N. Lake Avenue #103

Altadena, CA 91001

Solar Panels Company Altadena CA

Tags: Solar Panels Company Altadena CA

(626) 509-8313

Last Updated:
February 29th, 2016

Lookig for solar panels company Altadena CA we specialize in solar panels contractors Altadena, solar energy solutions Altadena, new installation and repair Altadena, solar panels installation Altadena, Servicing Altadena, CA 91001 and surround citie...
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2557 North Lake Avenue

Altadena, CA 91001

Roofing Altadena CA

Tags: Roofing Altadena CA

(626) 509-8313

Last Updated:
January 8th, 2016

Need Roofing Altadena CA we specialize in roofing contractors Altadena, roofer in Altadena, rain gutters Altadena, solar panels installation Altadena, Servicing Altadena, CA 91001 and surround cities roofersaltadenaca.com for more info.
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2557 North Lake Avenue

Altadena, CA 91001

Electrician Altadena CA

Tags: Electrician Altadena CA

(626) 509-8313

Last Updated:
July 14th, 2015

Electrician Altadena CA, specialize in Altadena electrical service, Altadena low voltage electrician Altadena solar panel installation Altadena security cameras and much more, Visit http://electricianaltadena.net/
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2557 North Lake Avenue

Altadena, CA 91001

AC Repair Altadena

Tags: AC Repair Altadena

(626) 999-0847

Last Updated:
May 18th, 2015

AC Repair Altadena, specialize in air conditioning repair Altadena, Altadena water heaters installation, Altadena solar panels installation, air duct service Altadena CA, for more info visit http://acrepairaltadena.com/.
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2557 North Lake Avenue

Altadena, CA 91001

Plumber Altadena CA

Tags: Plumber Altadena CA

(626) 509-8313

Last Updated:
April 10th, 2015

Altadena Plumber , specialize in Altadena Sewer Repair , Altadena Full Rooter Service , Altadena Drains Clearing & Repairs and much more, visit us at http://plumberaltadena.net/
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2557 North Lake Avenue

Altadena, CA 91001

Air Duct Cleaning Altadena CA

Tags: Air Duct Cleaning Altadena CA

(626) 999-0854

Last Updated:
March 12th, 2015

Air Duct Cleaning Altadena CA , local operated company, servicing from 2557 North Lake Avenue Altadena CA 91001 for more info visit http://airductcleaningaltadena.com/
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2557 North Lake Avenue

Altadena, CA 91001

Gate Repair Altadena

Tags: Gate Repair

(626) 660-0156

Last Updated:
December 17th, 2014

An expert on swing gate repair and the best service for roll up gates in California. Altadena gate contractor has experience, great equipment and qualified technicians.
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2650 Lake Ave #92

Altadena, CA 91001



How to Hire a Contractor in Altadena CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Altadena CA can be nerve-racking. This is especially true if it's a specialized project where you don't have the opportunity to develop a long-term relationship. While there is always a chance that you can get ripped off, the good news is that most Altadena contractors out there are honest people that care about providing good service. Here are the things to look for to make sure that the contractor you choose fits that description.

Licensed in Altadena CA

Depending on the type of work to be performed and your location, a home contractor may or may not be required to be licensed. However, most cities and states do require or at least allow businesses to register their names with the state and local government. If a license or other registration is required, not using a contractor that hasn't complied with the requirement is a no brainer. Even if it isn't required, being able to confirm the identity of a contractor and having a way to track them down if something goes wrong is definitely beneficial.

Bonded in Altadena CA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a CA or Altadena agency to provide a source of funds to pay claims against a contractor. Like with licensing, bonds may or may not be required depending on the type or work and local laws. Bonding does provide a huge layer of protection because if a contractor performs poorly or doesn't complete the job, there is a guaranteed source of money to recover from. While you can always sue in court with or without a bond, a contractor who has gone out of business or disappeared without finishing the job is practically impossible to recover from if no bond was posted.

Insured in Altadena CA

Accidents happen to even the best Altadena contractors, and could include workers getting hurt, injuries to neighbors or people walking by your property, or property damage to a neighbor's or your own home or vehicles. Depending on the circumstances, your homeowner's policy may or may not cover the damages. If it does, you will still likely be out of the deductible and face a premium increase. A good contractor will be insured so that they can take full responsibility for any damages that arise out of mishaps during their work.

Price Quotes

Price quotes are less black and white. A good Altadena contractor will often be reluctant to provide a firm quote for a complex project over the phone because your home's layout or other factors can greatly affect what it will take to complete the project. To best get a feel for whether a contractor is being honest, ask questions about what could affect the price, what materials are needed, and how much time they expect the project to take. Talk to several contractors before choosing.

Depending on the nature of the project, some contractors will only give a firm quote after a home visit. They may charge a small fee for the visit because providing a good quote can be time-consuming. Don't skip a contractor who won't provide a free estimate unless you know there are several contractors in the area who do make it a standard practice to provide free estimates for similar work.

Once your quotes are in, be wary of choosing the low bidder. A slightly competitive price may be good, but if it low balls the other quotes by a lot, there is a good chance that you will receive poor work or have the contractor later trying to charge you additional fees.

Contract

Always get your price quote in writing before any work begins. A good contract should include the project deadline, whether materials are covered, what happens if expected costs change, a specific description of the work to be performed, and what happens if the work is late or unsatisfactory. A good contractor will want a good contract because it ensures they are on the same page as the customer so that they can provide good service, and it also protects them from customers who fail to pay or raise frivolous disputes.

References in Altadena CA

Always check references -- both online and offline. The best way to find a good Altadena contractor is to ask your friends and neighbors if they recommend anyone. Good contractors often get most of their business by word of mouth. When you search online, the main thing you're looking for is a string of complaints about a contractor. This is the most common reason people leave online reviews.

Positive online reviews are less useful because people are less likely to make time to leave them, they can easily be faked, and sites such as Angie's List may even require the Altadena contractor to pay before they are posted. If you didn't get any personal recommendations and the online feedback about a contractor is at least neutral, the best thing to do is to ask them for references you can contact and doing the rest of the due diligence outlined above.