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Local business listings for Baytown, TX

ESI Fire & Security Protection

Tags: fire protection services baytown tx

(281) 385-5300

Last Updated:
July 25th, 2018

ESI Fire & Security Protection provides complete fire protection and security solutions under one roof for your commercial or industrial properties in Baytown, TX. Call us at 281-385-5300 for more details.
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9510 Warren Road

Baytown, TX 77521

CT Garage Door Repair Baytown

Tags: garage doors

(281) 628-2306

Last Updated:
January 22nd, 2018

CT Garage Door Repair Baytown seeks to provide exceptional garage door repair service that meets your budget and fills your needs. We know that itís hard and dangerous to use a defective overhead garage door. We also understand the inconvenience brou...
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6809 Garth Rd

Baytown, TX 77521

CT Garage Door Repair Baytown

Tags: garage door repair

(281) 628-2306

Last Updated:
August 25th, 2017

Here at CT Garage Door Repair Baytown, our objective to provide you with top grade garage door services that can regain that effective functionality of your residential garage doors. No matter what make or model, we assure you that with the combined ...
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6809 Garth Rd

Baytown, TX 77521

Btown Plumber

Tags: Plumbing

(281) 612-7878

Last Updated:
June 10th, 2017

Residential, commercial, industrial plumber in Baytown, TX. We perform sewer stoppage, sewer and gas line repair, hot water heater or tankless heater installation, and faucet and toilet repair or replace. From a leaky faucet to a whole house re-pipe,...
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4315-1/2 Baraloo Rd

Baytown, TX 77521

Locksmith Baytown

Tags: locksmith service

(281) 819-7036

Last Updated:
September 21st, 2015

Locksmith Baytown is a residential, auto and commercial lock service expert. The company offers 24/7 lock change and key replacement, rekeys all locks and provides lockout service. The best in Texas for lock installation.
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E James St #407

Baytown, TX 77520

Baytown TX Carpet Cleaning

Tags: Baytown TX Carpet Cleaning , Baytown TX Carpet Cleaning , Carpet Cleaning Baytown TX

(281) 867-6005

Last Updated:
March 11th, 2015

Baytown TX Carpet Cleaning is a full service Residential & Commercial Carpet Cleaning, Tile and Grout Cleaning, and Water Damage Restoration Company in the Baytown TX Area. We are Veteran Owned and stand by all of the Moral Values that make up a grea...
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730 Rollingbrook Dr #207

Baytown, TX 77521

Garage Door Repair Baytown TX

Tags: Garage Door Repair Baytown TX

(281) 756-7973

Last Updated:
January 12th, 2015

Garage Door Repair Baytown TX , service provided from Baytown TX 77520 , visit us at http://garagedoorrepairbaytowntx.com/
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1024 Decker Drive #2

Baytown, TX 77520

Midwest Garage Doors

Tags: Midwest Garage Doors in Baytown Texas

(281) 709-4025

Last Updated:
December 2nd, 2014

We would like to invite you down to our showroom to see an actual operating garage door. Drop in any time and get the help and information you need about garage doors. League City Garage Door Repair is a proven leader in garage doors, operators, repa...
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516 Harvey St

Baytown, TX 77520

My Garage Door Service

Tags: My Garage Door Service In Baytown Texas

(832) 706-2013

Last Updated:
November 29th, 2014

Are you searching for a new garage door or garage door opener? Or do you badly need garage door service like garage door installation or garage door emergency or non emergency repair service? If your answer is YES then, come and visit My Garage Door ...
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1807 Colby Dr, , TX

Baytown, TX 77520

Garage Door Stars

Tags: Garage Door Stars

(832) 548-9111

Last Updated:
November 20th, 2014

That is why when it comes to Garage door products and garage door repair service, nothing can ever beat Garage Door Stars. Our variety of garage door products and services will surely help you find the garage doors that will fit your lifestyle and en...
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3819 Ridge Canyon Rd, Baytown, TX 77521

baytown, TX 77521



How to Hire a Contractor in Baytown TX You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Baytown TX 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 Baytown 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 Baytown TX

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 Baytown TX

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a TX or Baytown 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 Baytown TX

Accidents happen to even the best Baytown 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 Baytown 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 Baytown TX

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