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Local business listings for Castro Valley, CA

Castro Valley Locksmith

Tags: Locksmith

(510) 779-0172

Last Updated:
December 15th, 2016

"Are you in need for professional locksmith service? We are here for you. Our locksmith service is a leader in the Castro Valley area, 94546, Oakland. We will make sure you get the best service and leave you a satisfied customer. We’ve been in this b...
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20188 Wisteria St

Castro Valley, CA 94546

Air Duct Cleaning Castro Valley

Tags: air duct cleaning

(510) 731-1723

Last Updated:
December 15th, 2015

Offers effective and cheap home air duct cleaning, repair, and installations. Simply the best among all air duct companies in Castro Valley, California.
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19807 San Miguel Avenue #32

Castro Valley, CA 94546

Carpet Cleaning Castro Valley

Tags: Carpet Cleaning

(510) 803-3005

Last Updated:
November 9th, 2015

Carpet cleaning company does odor removal and mold remediation and decontamination. Sofa cleaning company in Castro Valley, California has excellent staffs that can handle stain removal.
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19100 Crest Avenue #135

Castro Valley, CA 94546

AAAAA Rent-A-Space

Tags: Self storage

(510) 727-1800

Last Updated:
August 25th, 2015

5A Rent-A-Space is one of the leading names in the storage industry with its excellent storage site and brilliant counselling skills. The company first assesses the needs of its customers by discussing what they are going to store and then helps them...
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4545 Crow Canyon Place

Castro Valley, CA 94552

Garage Door Repair Castro Valley

Tags: Garage door

(510) 964-3152

Last Updated:
June 19th, 2015

Excellent garage door service and a full range of durable garage door repair parts. Garage door service Castro Valley can solve the garage door problems of the people in California.
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3137 Castro Valley Blvd #247

Castro Valley, CA 94546

appliance repair castro valley

Tags: appliance repair

(510) 423-0275

Last Updated:
December 24th, 2014

After realizing how much these household appliances are important in our lives, now imagine what happens if the appliances break down or stop working for a while? Appliance Repair Castro Valley offers easy solutions to all such problems
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22081 Vergil St

Castro Valley, CA 94546

THOMAS Garage Door and Gates Repair

Tags: garage door repair Castro Valley , garage door opener Castro Valley , garage door spring Castro Valley

(510) 992-4007

Last Updated:
October 12th, 2014

"Is your garage-door having trouble? Have you been thinking about the best way to fix your garage-door? Afterward you might be in the correct spot in the moment that is correct. Here in nearby garage-door we fix all kinds and manufacturers of garage-...
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20313 Forest Ave

Castro Valley, CA 94546

Garage Door Repair Castro Valley

Tags: garage door repair

(510) 372-1050

Last Updated:
May 1st, 2014

Local garage door repair castro valley offers fast , same day garage door services . broken springs , damaged panels , burned out motors , openers , we can help you , same day service . local garage door repair in castro valley is licensed bonded and...
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22160 Center St

Castro Valley, CA 94546

General Plumbing & Sewer Repairs Castro Valley CA

Tags: Trenchless Sewer Replacement Castro Valley CA , Sewer Lateral Inspection Castro Valley CA , Sewer Replacement Castro Valley CA

(510) 860-4156

Last Updated:
September 29th, 2013

Plumbing Castro Valley CA Plumbers: Plumbing problems happen when we least need them, a toy gets flushed down the toilet and starts an overflow, or the clog just will not go down no matter what you do, call General Plumbing & Sewer Repairs 510-860-41...
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Serving Alameda County Since 2004

Castro Valley, CA 94546

General Plumbing & Sewer Repairs Castro Valley CA

Tags: Leak Detection Castro Valley CA , Sewer Cleaning Castro Valley CA , Water Heaters Castro Valley CA

(510) 860-4156

Last Updated:
June 23rd, 2012

Water heater problems can really affect your family or business, if your water heater needs repair or service because it is leaking or will not light, we can usually be at your door in under an hour Serving Alameda & Contra Costa County Since 2004 51...
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Serving Alameda & Contra Costa County Since 2004

Castro Valley, CA 94546



How to Hire a Contractor in Castro Valley CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Castro Valley 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 Castro Valley 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 Castro Valley 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 Castro Valley CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Castro Valley 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 Castro Valley 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 Castro Valley CA

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