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Local business listings for Burlingame, CA

Air Duct Cleaning Burlingame

Tags: Air Duct Cleaning

(650) 653-7763

Last Updated:
November 22nd, 2015

Air duct cleaning service situated in Burlingame, California. Get high quality dryer vents cleaning, maintenance, repair, installations and more that your money deserves.
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777 Morrell Avenue #183

Burlingame, CA 94010

Carpet Cleaning Burlingame

Tags: carpet cleaning

(650) 815-4553

Last Updated:
September 30th, 2015

Burlingame carpet cleaning company can do shag rug cleaning and residential water damage. Staffs are very amiable and approachable. Visit them in California for other sofa cleaning service assistance.
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1233 Bellevue Avenue #49

Burlingame, CA 94010

Garage Door Burlingame

Tags: Garage door

(650) 731-3239

Last Updated:
January 22nd, 2015

Garage door company in Burlingame, California has a wide range of services to choose from. Well known for its excellence in giving superb garage door service and the leading garage door business.
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1534 Plaza Lane

Burlingame, CA 94010

AMPM Garage Door and Gates Repair

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

(650) 215-6848

Last Updated:
November 5th, 2014

Can be your garage-door broken? Have you been actually tired of lifting that heavy do-or each time that is single you must venture out or in? Change to the trusted experts at offering the Burlingame California area that is entire and beyond. Garage-d...
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33 Park Rd

Burlingame, CA 94010

AMS Bekins Moving Services

Tags: san francisco movers

(650) 231-4020

Last Updated:
September 5th, 2014

AMS Bekins has served the San Francisco Bay Area since 1949. If you're moving, call the most experienced local, long distance, and international movers in town.
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1873 Rollins Rd

Burlingame, CA 94010

San Francisco Shutters

Tags: window shutters

(650) 425-6261

Last Updated:
August 25th, 2014

San Francisco Shutters is a family owned and operated window treatment company specializing in custom interior and exterior wood shutters. We carry a wide selection of wooden shutters, plantation shutters, and custom window shutters.
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1676 Gilbreth Rd

Burlingame, CA 94010

Garage Door Repair Burlingame LLC

Tags: Garage Door Repair

(650) 284-0970

Last Updated:
August 4th, 2014

Open, round the clock for emergencies, it works in routine from 6AM to 10PM on week days Monday to Friday, 6 Am to 10 pm Sunday and closed on saturday . Contacts can be made on toll free number and through email address. Instant reply and service is ...
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1327 Howard Ave

Burlingame, CA 94010

Garage Door Burlingame

Tags: Garage Door Burlingame Overview

(650) 731-3239

Last Updated:
February 2nd, 2014

Garage door company in Burlingame, California has a wide range of services to choose from. Well known for its excellence in giving superb garage door service and the leading garage door business.
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1534 Plaza Lane

Burlingame, CA 94010

ABC Locksmith

Tags: locksmith Burlingame

(650) 763-8595

Last Updated:
January 6th, 2014

ABC Locksmith (650) 763-8595. 1324 Marsten Rd, Burlingame, CA 94010. 24/7 Emergency Locksmiths in Burlingame CA. Residential & Auto Locks & Keys 94010.
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1324 Marsten Rd

Burlingame, CA 94010

Killroy Pest Control Burlingame CA

Tags: Pest Control in Burlingame CA , Fire Ant Wasp Bee Control in Burlingame CA , Animal Rodent Mice Control in Burlingame CA

(650) 403-1084

Last Updated:
June 1st, 2013

Common Pest Control Solutions: Techniques for treating pests in Burlingame CA, each different type of insect and or rodent must be handled in a different way. The pest control technician's plan of action will differ from customer to customer. However...
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Serving San Mateo County

Burlingame, CA 94010



How to Hire a Contractor in Burlingame CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Burlingame 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 Burlingame 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 Burlingame 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 Burlingame CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Burlingame 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 Burlingame 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 Burlingame CA

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