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Creative Carpet Repair Annapolis

Tags: family owned

(301) 710-6524

Last Updated:
June 7th, 2018

Phone us at (301) 710-6524 for Expert Carpet Repair Services, Carpet Stretching, Carpet Patching, Carpet Dyeing, Berber Carpet Repair, Carpet Burn Repair, Carpet to Tile Transition Repair, Carpet to Hardwood Transition, Pet Damage Carpet Repair
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1704 Cedar Park Road

Annapolis, MD 21401

Blythewood Landscape Management

Tags: Landscape Management Annapolis , Landscape Management Annapolis , Landscape contractor Annapolis

(301) 501-5030

Last Updated:
April 17th, 2018


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Serving Area

Annapolis, MD 21401

Plumber Annapolis Md

Tags: Plumber

(410) 431-1716

Last Updated:
February 25th, 2018

Plumber Annapolis Md is a professional plumber company offering commercial and residential plumbing services in Annapolis and all surrounding areas.
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2014 Renard Ct,

Annapolis, MD 21401

Chesapeake Energy Solutions, LLC

Tags: Electricians

(410) 599-9900

Last Updated:
October 31st, 2017

Chesapeake Energy Solutions, LLC is a locally-owned and operated company in Annapolis, MD. Established by Ryan Deshaies, a Master Electrician, CES focuses on providing superior customer service, craftsmanship and professionalism. CES is licensed and ...
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1934 Lincoln Dr., Suite L

Annapolis, MD 21401

Annapolis Clean Carpet

Tags: Annapolis carpet cleaning

(410) 849-6905

Last Updated:
October 9th, 2017

Annapolis Clean Carpet not only does Annapolis carpet cleaning but also upholstery cleaning, rug cleaning, pet odor and stain removal and does water damage repair. We do carpet cleaning services in both residential and commercial locations. We are pr...
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626C Admiral Drive Suite 502

Annapolis, MD 21401

Creative Carpet Repair Annapolis

Tags: Creative Carpet Repair Annapolis

(301) 710-6524

Last Updated:
March 31st, 2017

You contact us with request of carpet repair. We set up an appointment with you and make sure Creative Carpet Repair expert takes care of you. You pay Creative Carpet Repair and we back our work up with a 100% Unlimited Unconditional Lifetime Labor G...
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1704 Cedar Park Road

Annapolis, MD 21401

Hague Quality Water of Maryland Inc.

Tags: Water treatment systems

(888) 849-2837

Last Updated:
January 9th, 2017

Hague Quality Water of Maryland is a 20 year old independently owned dealership established by LtCol Ronald Edwards, USAF(ret.). As a family owned and run, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small business, Col Edwards feels an obligation to provide the ...
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814 E College Pkwy

Annapolis, MD 21409

Hague Quality

Tags: Water treatment systems

(888) 849-2837

Last Updated:
January 9th, 2017

Hague Quality Water of Maryland is a 20 year old independently owned dealership established by LtCol Ronald Edwards, USAF(ret.). As a family owned and run, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small business, Col Edwards feels an obligation to provide the ...
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814 E College Pkwy

Annapolis, MD 21409

Hague Quality Water of Maryland

Tags: constant pressure systems annapolis

(410) 983-3845

Last Updated:
October 24th, 2016

Depending on the age, condition of your current, and the incoming water quality, it may be a better investment to replace your water heater with a new, more efficient unit. Hague Quality Water of Maryland expert staff of plumbers will evaluate all of...
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814 E College Pkwy

Annapolis, MD 21409

Spouses Cleaning Houses

Tags: Cleaning company

(410) 571-9428

Last Updated:
August 21st, 2016

If you are looking for a high quality cleaning service and an opportunity to relax while your cleaning requirements are met, Spouses Cleaning Houses is here for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or complete the questionnaire online ...
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9 Willow St

Annapolis, MD 21401



How to Hire a Contractor in Annapolis MD You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Annapolis MD 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 Annapolis 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 Annapolis MD

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 Annapolis MD

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a MD or Annapolis 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 Annapolis MD

Accidents happen to even the best Annapolis 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 Annapolis 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 Annapolis MD

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