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Local business listings for Boca Raton, FL

Water Mold Fire Restoration of Boca Raton

Tags: water damage restoration services

(561) 401-0436

Last Updated:
August 13th, 2018

Water Mold Fire Restoration of Boca Raton is the best restoration company in Boca Raton for property owners who have experienced water damage, fire damage, or suspected mold damage. Water Mold Fire Restoration works with all major insurance companies...
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6020 N Federal Hwy

Boca Raton, FL 33487

CR of Boca Raton

Tags: Water Damage Restoration Service

(561) 617-8560

Last Updated:
August 10th, 2018

Countrywide Restoration specialized in water & fire damage restoration, cleaning service, mold remediation, and based in 6 states and 47 cities. CR Ranked #2 Local Service Provider 2018.
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21218 Lago Cir #20c

Boca Raton, FL 33433

Carpet Cleaning Deluxe Boca Raton

Tags: carpet cleaning Boca Raton

(954) 388-9369

Last Updated:
June 30th, 2018

Carpet Cleaning Deluxe - Boca Raton is committed to providing Boca Raton carpet cleaning services with the safest and most effective cleaning possible. From the moment we enter your home or office, your safety is as important to us, as it is to you. ...
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5550 Glades Rd Ste 117

Boca Raton, FL 33431

PBC Locksmith

Tags: Locksmith

(561) 406-9944

Last Updated:
April 22nd, 2018

Locksmith Services in southern Florida
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Boca Raton, FL 33428

Quick Appliance Repair

Tags: Appliance Repair

(561) 902-1115

Last Updated:
April 1st, 2018

Full service appliance repair company proudly serving the Boca Raton area. Technicians are high trained and can repair any type of appliance and any brand.
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5800 N Federal Hwy #7

Boca Raton, FL 33487

StormGuard Impact Window & Door

Tags: impact windows boca raton

(561) 203-4610

Last Updated:
March 22nd, 2018

The men and women behind StormGuard Impact Window & Door have been helping Boca Raton and West Boca residents protect their homes and properties from damage against storms and hurricanes for more than 50 years now through time-tested, quality impact ...
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2469 NW 66th Dr Unit F

Boca Raton, FL 33496

Oriental Rug Cleaning Boca Raton

Tags: Oriental Rug Cleaning Boca Raton

(561) 434-0234

Last Updated:
February 10th, 2018

Boca Raton rug cleaning is our specialty. We employ a very large staff so we can provide the most outstanding hand washing oriental rug cleaning service available. In Boca Raton we are aware of the high end rugs in the area. Whether it is a modern ru...
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22 34 N Federal Hwy #1080

Boca Raton, FL 33431

Oriental Rug Cleaning Palm Beach

Tags: Oriental Rug Cleaning Palm Beach

(561) 434-0234

Last Updated:
February 10th, 2018

Palm Beach rug cleaning is our speciality. We employ a very large staff so we can provide the most outstanding hand washing oriental rug cleaning service available. In Palm Beach we are aware of the high end rugs in the area. Whether it is a modern r...
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22 34 N Federal Hwy #1080

Boca Raton, FL 33431

Distinguished Kitchens & Baths

Tags: Cabinetry

(561) 278-3000

Last Updated:
December 8th, 2017

We have a team of designers, installers, and project managers to work with you from start to finish, ensuring a stress-free kitchen & bath renovation experience. Distinguished Kitchens & Baths exists to make your dreams happen and we are here to help...
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178 Glades Rd

Boca Raton, FL 33432

Delray Beach Pool Repair

Tags: Pool Services

(561) 250-0330

Last Updated:
November 28th, 2017

Swimming pool repair company that performs state of the art leak detection, repair, maintenance and anything related to fixing swimming pools and hot tubs.
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2234 North Federal Hwy #1091

Boca Raton, FL 33431



How to Hire a Contractor in Boca Raton FL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Boca Raton FL 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 Boca Raton 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 Boca Raton FL

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 Boca Raton FL

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a FL or Boca Raton 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 Boca Raton FL

Accidents happen to even the best Boca Raton 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 Boca Raton 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 Boca Raton FL

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