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Burien Locksmith Co.

Tags: locksmith

(206) 201-1257

Last Updated:
May 18th, 2018

If you live in Burien, locksmiths are sometimes hard to come by. However, we understand: living in Burien, you have a lot of choices to choose from, yet when you need a locksmith in Burien, WA, you need one that will provide you with the help that yo...
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153 S 160th St, , WA

Burien, WA 98148

Burien Locksmith

Tags: Locksmith Burien

(206) 707-8697

Last Updated:
September 19th, 2016

Burien Locksmith has a large variety of car services it provides to the people of Burien, Call us now at (206) 707-8697 to get free repair estimates from our experts.
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728 Southwest 146th Street

Burien, WA 98166

C & R Electric, Inc

Tags: electrician

(206) 937-3654

Last Updated:
July 12th, 2016

C & R Electric is a full service limited energy electrical contractor. Although we specialize in alarm systems, we also install and service most other low voltage systems. Security systems include burglary, fire, card access, intercom, closed circuit...
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919 South West 150 street Suit A

Burien, WA 98166

Locksmith Burien WA

Tags: Locksmiths

(206) 745-9323

Last Updated:
February 20th, 2016

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14841 8th Ave S

Burien, WA 98168

Locksmith Burien WA

Tags: Locksmith Burien

(206) 745-9323

Last Updated:
December 13th, 2015

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13419 8th Ave SW

Burien, WA 98146

Appliance Repair in Burien WA

Tags: Appliance Repair in Burien WA

(206) 347-8253

Last Updated:
July 11th, 2015

Appliance Repair Burien is locally owned repair company for all major brands of washing machine. Contact us for free estimates with quality repair. We are experts in repairing all home appliances including major brands and models.Appliance Repair Bur...
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SW 146th St

Burien, WA 98166

Garage Door Repair Burien WA

Tags: garage door repair Burien

(206) 701-6301

Last Updated:
May 31st, 2015

Garage Door Repair Burien, WA Call 24Hr ? (206) 701-6301 Garage Doors Installation, New Openers, New Springs and much more Repair, Service Installation.
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225 SW 152nd St #43

Burien, WA 98166

Burien Locksmith

Tags: Locksmith

(206) 407-3653

Last Updated:
May 27th, 2015

"We provide emergency locksmith services in Burien, Washington. We have years of experience in providing locksmith and security solutions. Our technicians are always standing by and ready to dispatch to any point in Burien to give you the locksmith s...
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320 SW 160th St

Burien, WA 98166

Garage Door Repair Burien WA

Tags: Garage Door Repair Burien WA

(206) 452-0105

Last Updated:
January 24th, 2015

Garage Door Repair Burien WA , servicing from Burien WA 98166 , for additional info visit http://garagedoorrepair-burienwa.com/
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14800 Ambaum Boulevard Southwest

Burien, WA 98166

Burien Garage Door Repair

Tags: Burien Garage Door Repair

(813) 707-6555

Last Updated:
December 20th, 2014

At Burien Garage Door Repair services, we try to please our customers and cannot perform any unessential repairs or services that are not needed to you. Services like residential and industrial with big selection of category to serve with best value ...
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12th Ave SW

Burien, WA 98166



How to Hire a Contractor in Burien WA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Burien WA 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 Burien 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 Burien WA

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 Burien WA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a WA or Burien 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 Burien WA

Accidents happen to even the best Burien 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 Burien 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 Burien WA

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