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Local business listings for Bay Point, CA

Bay Point Carpet Cleaning

Tags: carpet cleaning Bay Point ca

(925) 886-6194

Last Updated:
August 12th, 2015

Bay Point Carpet Cleaning guarantees great results. Clean carpet is just a call a way. Bay Point Carpet Cleaning, upholstery, tile, grout, and restoration services. Professional deep cleaning for your carpet, pet stains, pet stain, stains and odor re...
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37 Beach Dr

Bay Point, CA 94565

Arreola Landscaping

Tags: landscape and pool designer in contra costa county

(925) 323-8316

Last Updated:
August 7th, 2014

Arreola Landscaping and Pool Design is an East Bay company that offers 20 years of comprehensive landscaping design and construction services. We work with Contra Costa County homeowners who are ready to take their backyard and outdoor spaces from dr...
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532 Virgil Street

Bay Point, CA 94565

Preferred Plumbing & Drain Bay Point CA

Tags: 24 Hour Plumbing Company Bay Point CA , Sewer & Drain Cleaning Bay Point CA , Emergency Plumbing Service Bay Point CA

(925) 521-8435

Last Updated:
August 3rd, 2012

At Preferred Plumbing of Bay Point we take great pride in ourselves and this kind of high standard of services that our clients often come back again for all their plumbing requirements. Our knowledgeable plumbers always provide prompt, speedy servic...
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Serving Contra Costa County Since 2004

Bay Point, CA 94565

Bay Point CA Security Alarms

Tags: Bay Point CA Home Alarms , Security Systems Bay Point CA , Security Monitoring Systems Bay Point CA

(925) 526-4224

Last Updated:
September 29th, 2012

The newest security systems can be turned off and turned on from your cell phone or iphone, they also have special security cameras that can be monitored from your computer or cell phone. You can see exactly what is happening at your residence or bus...
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Serving Contra Costa County

Bay Point, CA 94565


How to Hire a Contractor in Bay Point CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Bay Point 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 Bay Point 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 Bay Point 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 Bay Point CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Bay Point 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 Bay Point 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 Bay Point CA

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