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Garage Door Repair Cupertino

Tags: Garage door

(408) 490-3614

Last Updated:
December 27th, 2014

Garage door provider in Cupertino, Caifornia offering a wide selection of products and replacement parts. Products for sale like Allstar garage door openers and Chamberlain garage door monitors.
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22330 Homestead Rd #814

Cupertino, CA 95014

appliance repair cupertino

Tags: appliance repair cupertino

(408) 596-2675

Last Updated:
December 16th, 2014

People living in Cupertino are so much dependent on their household appliances. Therefore, if you are looking for an Appliance Repair in Cupertino then best, qualified, and experienced techs are available to repair old appliances. Appliance repair Cu...
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16890 Stevens Canyon Rd

Cupertino, CA 95014

Handyman Garage Door Repair Cupertino

Tags: Garage Door Repair Cupertino

(408) 508-3257

Last Updated:
December 6th, 2014

Handyman Garage Door Repair Cupertino , best company from 20543 Stevens Creek Boulevard Cupertino 20543 Stevens Creek Boulevard CA 95014 , call (408) 508-3257 or visit
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20543 Stevens Creek Boulevard

Cupertino, CA 95014

BTG Garage Door and Gates Repair

Tags: Garage door repair Cupertino , gates repair Cupertino , overhead door repair Cupertino

(408) 426-4673

Last Updated:
October 14th, 2014

"Are you trying to find a garage-door repair-service that's nearby, cost-effective, expert and supply providers of good quality? Would you like guarantee in labour and the components? Have you been trying to find a private and quick answer to your ow...
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19315 Sorenson Ave

Cupertino, CA 95014

Dry Out Cupertino CA

Tags: Water Damage Cupertino CA , Dry Out Cupertino CA , Water Removal Cupertino CA

(408) 214-0453

Last Updated:
May 13th, 2014

Water damage can be greatly reduced if it is treated immediately, do not wait call Dry Out Restoration of Cupertino CA 408-214-0453 for 24 hour emergency water and fire restoration services. We work directly with your insurance company and adjuster, ...
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Serving Cupertino California

Cupertino, CA 95014

Water Heater Repair Cupertino CA

Tags: Preferred Plumbing Cupertino CA , Broken Pipes Cupertino CA , Water Leak Detection Cupertino CA

(408) 256-0903

Last Updated:
November 7th, 2013

Plumbers in Cupertino CA Preferred Plumbing & Drain has free estimates and many high values, we believe in outstanding service and that a job should always be done correct the first time. We are the plumbing, sewer, drain repair and replacement profe...
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Serving Santa Clara County CA

Cupertino, CA 95014

24 Hour Plumbers Cupertino CA

Tags: 24 Hour Plumbers Cupertino CA , Emergency Plumbing Services Cupertino CA , Sewer Cleaning Cupertino CA

(408) 256-0903

Last Updated:
August 22nd, 2013

Preferred Plumbing & Drain has free estimates and many high values, we believe in outstanding service and that a job should always be done correct the first time. We are the plumbing, sewer, drain repair and replacement professionals. No job is too l...
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Serving Santa Clara County California Since 2004

Cupertino, CA 95014

How to Hire a Contractor in Cupertino CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Cupertino 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 Cupertino 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 Cupertino 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 Cupertino CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Cupertino 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 Cupertino 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.


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 Cupertino CA

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