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Local business listings for Burbank, CA

Mills Pest Management

Tags: burbank exterminator

(818) 841-4411

Last Updated:
April 1st, 2018

Mills Pest Management Services the Burbank and surrounding areas in Los Angeles. We are committed to high quality customer service and effective pest management solutions. Our team has over 20 years in combined experience.
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1003 N Ontario St

Burbank, CA 91505

Paramount Driveway Gates Burbank

Tags: garage door repair burbank , garage door opener burbank , garage door spring burbank

(818) 960-6481

Last Updated:
February 24th, 2018

Is your garage door entering trouble? Are you wondering means to repair your garage door? Then you are in just the right place at the appropriate time! Paramount Driveway Gates Burbank | (818) 960-6481. With the fastest response groups. Utilizing ...
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268 W Verdugo Ave

Burbank, CA 91502

Appliance Repair Burbank

Tags: appliances repair

(818) 206-4406

Last Updated:
February 18th, 2018

Appliance Repair Burbank offers hassle-free appliance service. Our technicians are friendly and professional, and they will make sure you have a pleasant experience choosing us. They explain the job that needs to be done, and present you a quote show...
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295 W Alameda Ave unit 323

Burbank, CA 91506

Burbank Home and Office Cleaners

Tags: Cleaning Services Burbank

(818) 237-4052

Last Updated:
August 13th, 2017

Professional Home and Office Cleaners.
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350 N Glenoaks #306

Burbank, CA 91502

P S Racing

Tags: Porsche repair Pasadena

(818) 840-0930

Last Updated:
March 9th, 2017

For a reasonably priced, honest, independent Porsche® repair shop, turn to PS Racing run by independent Porsche® service expert Doug Weaver in business for 30+ years. He has an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau. A Porsche® auto mechanic who dri...
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333 N. First St.

Burbank, CA 91502

Burbank Movers

Tags: Movers Burbank

(818) 860-0657

Last Updated:
March 6th, 2017

Burbank Movers have been working in the field of moving industry for more than 5 years, now and the attribute, due to which, we are known among the people is just, a pure quality in professional services. All those clients that we have served during ...
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339 N Niagara St

Burbank, CA 91505

Honest Plumbing & Rooter, Inc.

Tags: Burbank Plumber

(818) 840-8842

Last Updated:
November 12th, 2016

Honest Plumbing and Rooter, Inc. offers plumbing services in Los Angeles, Burbank, Highland Park, Silver Lake, Hollywood Hills and more. For details, visit http://bit.ly/2dlxbfS & http://bit.ly/2cMxtIs.
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36 E. Magnolia

Burbank, CA 91502

Burbank Garage Door Repair

Tags: Burbank Garage Door Repair

(818) 287-6570

Last Updated:
November 12th, 2016

Burbank Garage Door Repair specializes in residential garage door and opener repair and replacement with best experts and low cost. Serving Burbank area from past couple of years with best service and well trained professionals to work on your garage...
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127 East Olive Avenue

Burbank, CA 91502

Gaveet Construction

Tags: Waterproofing Apartment

(800) 523-5551

Last Updated:
October 20th, 2016

At Gaveet Construction we offer a multitude of waterproofing, deck coating and restoration services to suit your needs. We take pride in our ability to create beautiful custom designs and patterns for: balconies, patios, sun decks, stairs, walkway...
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7757 Shady Cove Ave

Burbank, CA 91504

Locksmith Burbank CA

Tags: Locksmith-Burbank-CA

(818) 405-9254

Last Updated:
September 3rd, 2016

Locksmith Burbank CA provides 24 hour emergency call out for commercial services in Burbank. Make your property safer with our trusted technicians in Burbank.
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213 E Olive Ave

Burbank, CA 91502



How to Hire a Contractor in Burbank CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Burbank 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 Burbank 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 Burbank 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 Burbank CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Burbank 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 Burbank 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 Burbank CA

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