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Eagle Locksmith & Garage Door

Tags: Automotive Locksmith , Residential Locksmith , Commercial Locksmith

(855) 633-2453

Last Updated:
June 14th, 2017

Eagle Locksmith provides fast, reliable and professional residential, commercial and automotive locksmith services in Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Washington DC area at affordable prices. We are available here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 da...
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4600 Powder Mill Rd #450-Z19

Beltsville, MD 20705

Action Glass Inc.

Tags: Glass Company

(301) 622-9699

Last Updated:
August 2nd, 2016

Action Glass Inc. is family owned and operated glass company providing highest quality of glass installation, repair & replacement service in Columbia & Germantown, Maryland (MD) and the surrounding areas. Contact us today at 301-622-9699 to get more...
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11607 Edmonston Road

Beltsville, MD 20705

247 Beltsville Locksmith

Tags: United States

(240) 839-4228

Last Updated:
June 10th, 2016

247 Beltsville Locksmith is recognized and certified locksmith services company in Beltsville, Maryland. We offer 24 hour emergency locksmith services for residential, commercial and automotive at the most affordable prices possible.
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11222 Cherry Hill Rd

Beltsville, MD 20705

Locksmith Beltsville MD

Tags: Locksmith Beltsville

(301) 798-5142

Last Updated:
August 31st, 2015

Locksmith Beltsville MD provides residential & commercial services for any emergency in McLean. Any emergency, any service we are always available. Call us any time at (301) 798-5142, we are at your place on the same day.
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11013 Baltimore Ave

Beltsville, MD 20705

Garage Door Repair Beltsville MD

Tags: Garage Door Repair Beltsville MD

(301) 476-4244

Last Updated:
January 3rd, 2015

Garage Door Repair Beltsville MD , fast service from Beltsville MD 20705 , for more info visit http://garagedoorrepairbeltsvillemd.com/
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11102 Baltimore Avenue

Beltsville, MD 20705

Innovative Security Systems, Inc.

Tags: security services

(301) 931-0200

Last Updated:
December 23rd, 2014

Innovative Security is the leading provider of commercial security equipment and services in the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia area. All of our products are designed to security and safety to every property in the Washington, DC Met...
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4815 Prince Georges Avenue #3

Beltsville, MD 20705

Orndorff & Spaid Inc

Tags: Construction and Maintenance

(301) 937-5911

Last Updated:
March 25th, 2014

For over 60 years Orndorff & Spaid Inc have been providing commercial roofing service in Beltsville, MD. Contact us for best quality equipment and high quality roofing products.
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11722 Old Balto Pke

Beltsville, MD 20705

Garage Door Repair, LLC

Tags: Garage Door Repair

(866) 366-7349

Last Updated:
June 14th, 2013

GarageDoorRepair.com offers a nationwide network of professional, licensed garage door repair technicians that provide garage door opener repair, panel replacement, spring replacement, roller replacement, bent track repair and weather seal replacemen...
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6841 Distribution Drive

Beltsville, MD 20705

Maryland Granite

Tags: granite countertops

(301) 605-1168

Last Updated:
June 5th, 2012

Maryland Granite Countertops is a leading supplier of granite and quartz countertops and has been since 1997. Our success is the result of our commitment to providing Quality countertop products, first-class Craftsmanship, and dedicated Service to ou...
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10116 Bacon Dr

Beltsville, MD 20705


How to Hire a Contractor in Beltsville MD You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Beltsville MD 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 Beltsville 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 Beltsville MD

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 Beltsville MD

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a MD or Beltsville 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 Beltsville MD

Accidents happen to even the best Beltsville 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 Beltsville 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 Beltsville MD

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