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Local business listings for Chalfont, PA

Guardian Lock Solution

Tags: Commercial Locksmith 24 Hours in Chalfont

(267) 685-6950

Last Updated:
March 11th, 2018

Family owned and operated Locksmith for many years! Offering 24/7 Emergency Residential And Commercial Services On Same Day. Specialize in Lock Change, Lock Out, Car Key Replacement, Eviction Services.Locksmith Service, 24 Hour Locksmith, Mobile Lock...
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131 North Main St,

Chalfont, PA 18914

Al's Roofing Repair Contractors

Tags: roofs

(215) 944-0112

Last Updated:
October 14th, 2017

Al's Roofing Repair Contractors is a full-service certified roofing contractor with over ten years of experience in all areas of roofing services. We offer 24-hour emergency roofing repair service. You can count on Al's Roofing Repair Contractors fo...
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320 Wyndale Dr

Chalfont, PA 18914

Bi-County Inc

Tags: Plumber

(215) 822-0515

Last Updated:
May 4th, 2017

Bi-County Inc. is a family owned business, started in 1967. Bi-County began as a fuel oil delivery company and over the years has expanded to include full service Home Heating, Plumbing and Air Conditioning service across Chalfont, Doylestown, Lansda...
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10 North Kerns Ave www.bi-countyinc.com

Chalfont, PA 18914

George C Allen & Son Inc

Tags: Septic System Repair Experts Quakertown PA

(215) 997-3299

Last Updated:
May 3rd, 2016

George C Allen & Son Inc is a family owned and operated company specializes in providing the best portable toilets rental, residential and commercial septic service in Doylestown & Quakertown, Pennsylvania (PA) and the surrounding areas. Contact us a...
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4375 County Line Road

Chalfont, PA 18914

Estates Chimney Sweep Inc

Tags: Chimney sweeps Bucks PA

(215) 997-6880

Last Updated:
March 5th, 2016

Estate Chimney Sweep - fireplace or stove, clean-out, flue, flue vent assembly along with your chimney for improved efficiency and perform a safety inspection for one low fee.
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48 Sunset Ave

Chalfont, PA 18914


How to Hire a Contractor in Chalfont PA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Chalfont PA 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 Chalfont 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 Chalfont PA

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 Chalfont PA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a PA or Chalfont 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 Chalfont PA

Accidents happen to even the best Chalfont 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 Chalfont 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 Chalfont PA

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