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Local business listings for Bonita, CA

Toro Steam Cleaning

Tags: Carpet Cleaning CA

(619) 631-8676

Last Updated:
August 8th, 2016

We are a locally owned, family operated small business serving all of San Diego County.  Toro Steam Cleaning utilizes the newest technologies in both equipment and family/pet safe chemistry. 5113 Choc Cliff Dr, Bonita CA  91902 (619) 631-8676 http://...
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5113 Choc Cliff Dr

Bonita, CA 91902

Eastlake Plumbing

Tags: San Diego Plumber

(619) 271-4306

Last Updated:
August 13th, 2015

Eastlake Plumbing is the premiere plumbing companies serving the South Bay area of San Diego. We are a locally-owned family business with over 15 years ready to provide you with exceptional service. We specialize in providing quality parts, repai...
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1777 Ridge Creek Dr

Bonita, CA 91902

Bonita Air Duct Cleaning

Tags: Air Duct Cleaning Bonita CA

(619) 734-7539

Last Updated:
October 27th, 2014

Bonita Air duct cleaning company offer Bonita duct cleaning service, Bonita dryer vent cleaning service and Bonita crawl space & attic cleaning service, for more info call (619) 734-7539 or visit
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3920 Allen School Road

Bonita, CA 91902

Drain Cleaning Bonita CA

Tags: Sewer Cleaning Bonita CA , Drain Clogs Bonita CA , Drain Cleaning Bonita CA

(619) 717-8427

Last Updated:
September 2nd, 2014

Does your home use a septic tank? If so, make sure to keep up with the maintenance of it. Taking care of it can be an annoying, but simple chore. However, if this simple chore is neglected, it can cause a catastrophe! If a septic tank fails it can ba...
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Serving Bonita California

Bonita, CA 91908

SOS Plumbing Bonita CA

Tags: SOS Plumbing Bonita CA , Leak Detection Bonita CA , Broken Pipes Bonita CA

(619) 717-8427

Last Updated:
June 3rd, 2014

Does your home use a septic tank? If so, make sure to keep up with the maintenance of it. Taking care of it can be an annoying, but simple chore. However, if this simple chore is neglected, it can cause a catastrophe! If a septic tank fails it can ba...
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Serving Bonita California

Bonita, CA 91902

Bonita Garage Doors

Tags: garage doors Bonita

(619) 365-9060

Last Updated:
March 2nd, 2014

At Bonita Garage Doors, we make it easy for homeowners to add the protection of a garage door. We offer affordable rates on a variety of garage doors. We install all of the best brands including Amarr, Clopay, First United and CHI. With our expert in...
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4054 Allen School Rd

Bonita, CA 91902

How to Hire a Contractor in Bonita CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Bonita 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 Bonita 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 Bonita 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 Bonita CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Bonita 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 Bonita 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.


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 Bonita CA

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