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Local business listings for Arcadia, CA

Solar Unlimited

Tags: solar panel installation los angeles

(818) 843-1633

Last Updated:
February 26th, 2018

Solar Unlimited Service the Southern California area including all of Los Angeles County and parts of San Bernardino and Ventura Counties. From Upland to Santa Clarita or Ventura to Rancho Palos Verdes.
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170 W. Live Oak Avenue

Arcadia, CA 91007

Arcadia Locksmith

Tags: Locksmith

(626) 231-0340

Last Updated:
August 11th, 2016

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35 E Duarte Rd

Arcadia, CA 91006

Arcadia Water Damage Restoration

Tags: Arcadia Water Damage Restoration

(626) 988-9641

Last Updated:
May 4th, 2016

Welcome to Arcadia Water Damage Restoration , locally owned and operated restoration company. Our office located at 125 W Huntington Dr #223 Arcadia CA 91007 (W Huntington Dr & San Rafael Rd). Our team specialize in water and fire restoration, mold r...
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125 W Huntington Dr #223

Arcadia, CA 91007

Garage Door Repair Arcadia

Tags: Garage door

(626) 538-9185

Last Updated:
March 24th, 2016

It offers immediate garage door repairs, fast response in emergencies, thorough inspections and maintenance. Garage Door Repair Arcadia offers the best service in California.
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511 South 1st Avenue

Arcadia, CA 91006

Solar Panels Company Arcadia CA

Tags: Solar Panels Company Arcadia CA

(626) 509-8313

Last Updated:
February 29th, 2016

Need Roof Repair Arcadia CA we specialize in solar panels contractors Arcadia, solar energy solutions Arcadia, new installation and repair Arcadia, solar panels installation Arcadia, Servicing Arcadia, CA 91007 and surround cities visit roofrepairarc...
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104 West Huntington Drive

Arcadia, CA 91007

Gate Repair Arcadia

Tags: Gate Repair Arcadia

(626) 566-8056

Last Updated:
February 1st, 2016

Arcadia CA garage door service, Arcadia opener repair, Arcadia Broken spring replacement, Arcadia maintenance, provided from 99 West Huntington Drive Arcadia CA 91007 visit our website:
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99 West Huntington Drive

Arcadia, CA 91007

Roof Repair Arcadia CA

Tags: Roof Repair Arcadia CA

(626) 509-8313

Last Updated:
January 8th, 2016

Need Roof Repair Arcadia CA we specialize in roofing contractors Arcadia, roofer in Arcadia, rain gutters Arcadia, solar panels installation Arcadia, Servicing Arcadia, CA 91007 and surround cities for more info.
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104 West Huntington Drive

Arcadia, CA 91007

Air Duct Cleaning Arcadia

Tags: air duct cleaning

(626) 263-9203

Last Updated:
December 10th, 2015

Arcadia air vent cleaning service is one of the best ones in the industry. Located in California, you can ensure a healthier environment and home.
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1112 S Golden West Ave #602

Arcadia, CA 91007

Carpet Cleaning Arcadia

Tags: carpet cleaning

(626) 263-9258

Last Updated:
December 7th, 2015

Arcadia carpet cleaning contractor offers services to deeply clean carpets, rugs, tiles, grout and sofa. Other services include cleanup and restoration of water damage.
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1112 S Golden West ave #802

Arcadia, CA 91007

Electrician Arcadia CA

Tags: Electrician Arcadia CA

(626) 509-8313

Last Updated:
July 14th, 2015

Electrician Arcadia CA, specialize in Arcadia electrical service, Arcadia low voltage electrician Arcadia solar panel installation Arcadia security cameras and much more, Visit
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104 West Huntington Drive

Arcadia, CA 91007

How to Hire a Contractor in Arcadia CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Arcadia 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 Arcadia 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 Arcadia 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 Arcadia CA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a CA or Arcadia 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 Arcadia CA

Accidents happen to even the best Arcadia 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 Arcadia 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.


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 Arcadia CA

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