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Dirt Connections

Tags: United States

(703) 940-9949

Last Updated:
May 26th, 2016

Dirt Connections is a residential and commercial contractor operating out of Fairfax, VA. Dirt connections stands in its commitment to providing high quality service to clients in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. With over thirty years experien...
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4104 Mason Ridge Dr

Annandale, VA 22003

Locksmith Annandale VA

Tags: Locksmith Annandale

(410) 698-4588

Last Updated:
July 20th, 2015

Need a Locksmith, Locksmith Annandale VA offer fast and efficient mobile locksmith service, we offer a locksmiths service in Annandale, VA, call us NOW!
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7152 Pennys Town Ct, Annandale, VA

Annandale, VA 22003

Wilson Brothers Locksmith Annandale VA

Tags: lock

(571) 210-4322

Last Updated:
February 13th, 2015

We are Wilson Brothers Locksmith! A family owned and operated business by licensed and trained locksmiths since 2006. In that time we have earned the trust and respect of the Annandale community and have been faithfully servicing it. We believe ...
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7429 McWhorter Pl

Annandale, VA 22003

Garage Door Repair Annandale VA

Tags: Garage Door Repair Annandale VA

(703) 543-9937

Last Updated:
January 10th, 2015

Garage Door Repair Annandale VA , fast service from Annandale VA 22003 , for more info visit http://garagedoorrepair-annandaleva.com/
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4309 Backlick Road

Annandale, VA 22003

Locksmith Annandale VA

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(571) 421-2717

Last Updated:
December 15th, 2014

24 hour locksmith service, centrally located in Annandale VA, ready to assist with any lock and key issue! We provide fast service for all emergency and non-emergency situations alike. 24/7 service is always available with Locksmith Annandale VA. ...
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7409 Fountain Head Dr

Annandale, VA 22003

Dirty Deeds

Tags: junk removal

(703) 333-5865

Last Updated:
February 10th, 2013

The junk removal experts, we have been hauling junk in Northern Virginia for over 10 years. We provide Junk hauling, Demolition services, Junk Remvoal, oarder clean outs, Trash Removal, Trash dump.
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3602 Rose Ln

Annandale, VA 22003


How to Hire a Contractor in Annandale VA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Annandale VA 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 Annandale 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 Annandale VA

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 Annandale VA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a VA or Annandale 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 Annandale VA

Accidents happen to even the best Annandale 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 Annandale 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 Annandale VA

Always check references -- both online and offline. The best way to find a good Annandale 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 Annandale 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.