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Ballwin Pro Locksmith

Tags: locksmith Ballwin , Ballwin locksmith , lockout

(314) 561-8691

Last Updated:
March 22nd, 2018


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120 Ballwin Manor Dr.

Ballwin, MO 63021

Locks R Us

Tags: Locksmith

(636) 628-7803

Last Updated:
June 24th, 2017

Locksmiths, 24 Hour Locksmiths, Auto Locksmiths, Commercial Locksmiths, Emergency Locksmiths, Residential Locksmiths, Lock Installation, Lock Repair, Re-key Services, Digital Locks
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Ballwin, MO 63021

Groutsmith of St. Louis

Tags: Tile and grout cleaning

(314) 278-9147

Last Updated:
November 9th, 2016

With well over 5yrs of expertise in the tile cleaning industry, Groutsmith of St. Louis is dedicated to providing the residents of St. Louis, Missouri the highest quality of services.We take great pride in our services and make certain that honesty a...
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414 Elm Crossing Ct

Ballwin, MO 63021

St Louis Blinds and Shutters

Tags: Window Treatments

(314) 574-6035

Last Updated:
March 8th, 2016

St. Louis Blinds & Shutters offers admirable window treatments for their customers. Created by the talented, Don Hauser and Sandra Harms in 2013; the company started out as a compliment to House In Style Home Furnishings. Our St Louis Shutter Company...
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108 Holloway

Ballwin, MO 63011

Wildwood Roofing & Exteriors

Tags: professional roofing contractors

(636) 400-7000

Last Updated:
March 27th, 2015

Wild Wood Roofing and Exterior Contractors are leading roof installation and maintenance service providers in the entire St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson and Franklin county areas for both commercial and residential buildings. With the team of well-...
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10 Strecker Road, Suite 1060

Ballwin, MO 63011

Ballwin Locksmith

Tags: Locksmith Ballwin

(314) 563-9986

Last Updated:
January 13th, 2015

Trust in Ballwin Locksmiths for all of your Auto, Home, Business and Emergency Locksmith needs. We are available 24/7 to assist you.
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456 Sovereign Ct

Ballwin, MO 63011

St. Louis Plumbing

Tags: Emergency Plumbing

(314) 403-1359

Last Updated:
December 11th, 2014

St Louis Plumbers is the top plumbing company in the city. With over 15 years of high quality plumbing work serviced, we provide our clients with super professional and on-point plumbing services wherever they live. From bathroom work to drainage, he...
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15009 Manchester Rd Suite 215

Ballwin, MO 63021

St. Louis Carpet Cleaning

Tags: Residential carpet cleaning

(314) 492-5348

Last Updated:
November 13th, 2014

you are looking for a carpet cleaning company to restore your old or dirty carpets back to new, then you have come to the right place. We have been in business for over 20 years and we love what we do and believe returning the glorious carpet back t...
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15009 Manchester Rd

Ballwin, MO 63021

Ballwin Lock & Key

Tags: locksmith Ballwin

(636) 238-3496

Last Updated:
January 6th, 2014

Ballwin Lock & Key. (636) 238-3496. 14826 Manchester Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021. 24/7 Emergency Locksmith Services in Ballwin, MO. Ballwin Locksmiths 63021.
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14826 Manchester Rd

Ballwin, MO 63021

Goedeker's

Tags: Major appliance

(636) 207-7277

Last Updated:
December 23rd, 2013

For more than 60 years, Goedeker's has been a trusted name in major appliances, furniture, and home lighting.
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13850 Manchester Road

Ballwin, MO 63011



How to Hire a Contractor in Ballwin MO You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Ballwin MO 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 Ballwin 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 Ballwin MO

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 Ballwin MO

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a MO or Ballwin 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 Ballwin MO

Accidents happen to even the best Ballwin 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 Ballwin 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 Ballwin MO

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