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Local business listings for Dallas, TX

Metro Heating & Cooling

Tags: Air conditioning repair service

(488) 279-3400

Last Updated:
May 22nd, 2018

Metro Heating & Cooling offers the highest quality Heating, Cooling, Air Conditioning, and HVAC services throughout the greater Dallas, TX area. We proudly provide both Residential and Commercial properties with our expert services. Contact us tod...
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10254 Miller Rd

Dallas, TX 75238

Clear Air Dallas

Tags: air duct cleaning dallas

(214) 494-8251

Last Updated:
May 22nd, 2018

Air duct cleaning in dallas tx is what we do! If you need Dallas air duct cleaning services, mold remediation or dryer vent cleaning services in dallas TX and the surrounding cities Clean Air Dallas is the team for you, affordable and reliable!
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2217 Ivan st, #1212

Dallas, TX 75201

Dallas Carpet Cleaning

Tags: Home Cleaning

(469) 904-6611

Last Updated:
May 19th, 2018

Dallas Carpet Cleaning offers an extensive selection of services for both your home or businesses. Our carpet cleaning, carpet repair, and carpet maintenance services are performed by our carpet cleaning experts with years of quality-proven carpe...
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2606 Manor Way

Dallas, TX 75235

Fair N Square Roofing & Construction

Tags: Dallas Roofer

(214) 609-4281

Last Updated:
May 18th, 2018

Searching for a Dallas Roofing Contractor? North Texas is a fantastic place to live and raise a family. But the continuous threat of severe weather in our area means that our homes can sometimes be impacted by strong storms, including hail and damag...
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12100 Ford Rd b308

Dallas, TX 75234

Dallas House Fix

Tags: Handyman

(972) 972-8765

Last Updated:
May 17th, 2018

Dallas House Fix provides every service you need to take care of, remodel or repair your home. No job is too small or too big for us. We are your one-stop shop for a wide range of home maintenance, remodeling and repair solutions. Our Craftsmen Are R...
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10000 N Central Expy

Dallas, TX 75231

Clean Air Dallas

Tags: air duct cleaning dallas

(214) 643-8036

Last Updated:
May 16th, 2018

Need professional air duct cleaning Dallas TX provider? Clean Air providing affordable air duct cleaning in Dallas Tx with 1000's of satisfied customers. call us today and ask us about our vent cleaning Dallas specials. let your family breath clean a...
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4303 Windward Circle

Dallas, TX 75287

House of Hoppe Design

Tags: Home Staging

(214) 932-3139

Last Updated:
May 15th, 2018

Oh, hey there! So glad you stopped by. If you’ve never been here before, welcome! House of Hoppe Design is a home decor blog, interior design firm and retail shoppe. Here at HoHD we celebrate the luxuries life has to offer, and are here to inspire yo...
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4447 N Central Expressway Ste 110-273

Dallas, TX 75205

Spray Foam QuiroZave Inc

Tags: SprFoam Dallas

(469) 338-9847

Last Updated:
May 14th, 2018

Quirozave Insulation Services is a family business dedicated to provide cooling systems and energy efficiency models that fit needs of business and residential areas. Our company is promotes environmental conservation with energy efficiency practices...
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8290 South Central Expressway

Dallas, TX 75241

El Paso Import Company

Tags: Rustic Furniture

(214) 614-7103

Last Updated:
May 9th, 2018

In 1979 Jack Dulaney, El Paso Import Company's President, began dealing in Pre-Columbian art. Eventually, he began to collect and sell vintage and folk furniture and El Paso Import Company, or EPIC for short, was founded in 1985. EPIC's first retail ...
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2263 Valdina St. Ste 110

Dallas, TX 75207

DFW Texas Locksmith

Tags: locksmith

(972) 587-1954

Last Updated:
April 24th, 2018

With all that we have to offer at DFW Texas Locksmith, we know that we will have the services you need to address your locksmith needs. DFW Texas Locksmith specializes in commercial, residential and automotive locksmith services.
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3409 Oak Grove Ave

Dallas, TX 75204



How to Hire a Contractor in Dallas TX You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Dallas TX 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 Dallas 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 Dallas TX

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 Dallas TX

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a TX or Dallas 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 Dallas TX

Accidents happen to even the best Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas TX

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