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Appliance Repair Astoria NY

Tags: appliance repair

(347) 434-7527

Last Updated:
July 30th, 2018

We at Appliance Repair Astoria NY, won’t ever compromise quality while providing affordable home appliance repair. We are completely equipped and knowledgeable in any service, be it routine up keep service, dishwasher repair, wall oven bake element r...
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31-04 Ditmars Blvd #76

Astoria, NY 11105

Perfect Ten Construction

Tags: General contractor

(917) 396-1146

Last Updated:
June 9th, 2018

Perfect Ten Construction Corp. is a fully licensed residential and commercial contracting company located in Astoria, NY serving the tri state area. We specialize in all forms of residential and commercial construction, including custom homes, new c...
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22-28 38th St

Astoria, NY 11105

Planet Maids Cleaning Service

Tags: Planet Maids

(212) 381-0499

Last Updated:
April 11th, 2018

Planet Maids is making getting your home clean simple again. No more complicated quotes and cluttered websites. Just choose one of our flat-rate services that fits your home, select a date that works, sit back and relax. Our professional team will ta...
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23-46 28th Street, 1st Floor

Astoria, NY 11105

Astoria Garage Door Repair

Tags: Garage Door Repair Astoria

(646) 776-2550

Last Updated:
September 7th, 2016

Astoria Garage Door Repair for service provides expert level service and installation to all garage doors. Aside from installing new doors, our technicians are friendly and highly trained to solve your problems.
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11 30th Ave

Astoria, NY 11102

Horticulture Help

Tags: indoor plant services

(917) 887-8601

Last Updated:
August 4th, 2016

We supply businesses and residents in New York City with high quality indoor plant services. We come to your home or business and look after your plants for you. For residential customers we can re-pot, fertilize, prune and heal any diseases that you...
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48-16 30th Avenue Suite 2J

Astoria, NY 11103

Planet Maids Cleaning Service

Tags: Home Cleaning Service , Maid Service , Janitorial Service

(212) 381-0499

Last Updated:
March 17th, 2015

With our easy online booking, Planet Maids customers can conveniently book premier residential cleaning services. We provide instant prices, availability, online payments and instant booking confirmation.
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23-46 28th Street, 1st Floor

Astoria, NY 11105

Planet Maids Cleaning Service

Tags: Planet Maids Cleaning Service

(212) 381-0499

Last Updated:
January 15th, 2015

Planet Maids is making getting your home clean simple again. No more complicated quotes and cluttered websites. Just choose one of our flat-rate services that fits your home, select a date that works, sit back and relax. Our professional team will ta...
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23-46 28th Street, 1st Floor

Astoria, NY 11105

Tru Astoria

Tags: Cafe

(646) 878-6000

Last Updated:
December 8th, 2014

TRU Astoria is a place to eat, drink and celebrate life with family and friends. We aim to serve exceptionally well prepared food, influenced by the offerings of the delicious Mediterranean cuisine, in a casual relaxed environment. Our bar has a wide...
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35-19 Ditmars Blvd

Astoria, NY 11105

Tyrion Locksmith

Tags: Tyrion Locksmith , locksmith astoria ny , Tyrion Locksmith

(347) 474-1181

Last Updated:
October 30th, 2014

Looking for a 24 hour locksmith in Astoria Queens? look no further. Tyrion locksmith Astoria is your ONE stop shop. For all lock and key needs. Lockouts. Lock installation. Key cutting and much more!
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31-21 31st St

Astoria, NY 11106

Locksmith Long Island NY

Tags: Residential Locksmith

(646) 661-1046

Last Updated:
August 26th, 2014

Locksmith Long Island New York, a name which actually mean what they say each and every comment made by locksmith Long Island New York is meaningful and with an aim of providing complete satisfaction to every needy. What we offer is exactly what you ...
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36-62 14th St

Astoria , NY 11106



How to Hire a Contractor in Astoria NY You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Astoria NY 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 Astoria 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 Astoria NY

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 Astoria NY

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a NY or Astoria 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 Astoria NY

Accidents happen to even the best Astoria 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 Astoria 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 Astoria NY

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