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Garage Door Repair Des Moines

Tags: Garage door

(206) 319-9292

Last Updated:
February 26th, 2016

The fastest and most dependable overhead door and opener solutions are delivered by the experienced specialists of Garage Door Repair Des Moines. Count on the best emergency service in Washington.
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22220 10th Ave S

Des Moines, WA 98198

Appliance Repair in Des Moines WA

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(206) 347-8422

Last Updated:
July 11th, 2015

24/7 same-day for Des Moines Appliance Repair services experts in dryer repairs. We are local company to serve you with faster and effective appliance repair services. We are experts in repairing all home appliances including major brands and models....
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S 216th St

Des Moines, WA 98198

Garage Door Repair Des Moines WA

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(206) 452-0105

Last Updated:
January 24th, 2015

Garage Door Repair Des Moines WA , servicing from Des Moines WA 98198 , for additional info visit http://garagedoorrepair-desmoineswa.com/
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22309 Marine View Drive

Des Moines, WA 98198

Des Moines Garage Door Repair

Tags: Des-Moines-Garage-Door-Repair

(570) 840-1475

Last Updated:
December 22nd, 2014

Do you have a garage door that has to be repaired otherwise you simply need it operating little higher than it is now? Des Moines Garage Door Repair service will assist you today! We are dedicated in providing 100% customer satisfaction; along with p...
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8th PI S

Des Moines, WA 98198

Garage Door Repair Des Moines WA

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(206) 438-9789

Last Updated:
November 11th, 2014

If you have ever been looking for the best garage door repair company, there is no cause to worry as garage door repair Des Moines is there for you to offer the best services. This is simply due to the fact that garage door repair Des Moines speciali...
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1309 S 272nd St

Des Moines, WA 98198

Desmoines Locksmith

Tags: Locksmith Desmoines

(206) 801-5309

Last Updated:
July 14th, 2014

Whether it is your own house, doing the job surroundings or perhaps whatsoever accessible location, any Desmoines Locksmith WA could manage your own locking mechanism, deadbolts, electrical or perhaps hardware tresses.
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3401 S 216th St, Des Moines

Des Moines, WA 98198

Garage Door Repair Des Moines

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(206) 319-9292

Last Updated:
January 15th, 2014

Washington garage door contractor that can offer the best garage door opener in Des Moines. Can perform the fastest garage door opener installation and also install garage door effectively.
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22220 10th Ave S

Des Moines, WA 98198

McClincys-24 Hour Emergency Plumbing Service Des Moines WA

Tags: Leak Detection Des Moines WA , Water Heaters Des Moines WA , Garbage Disposal Des Moines WA

(800) 707-5433

Last Updated:
June 25th, 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 King County Since 1976 McClincys-24 Hour Em...
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Serving King County Since 1976

Des Moines, WA 98148

McClincys - Fire Restoration Des Moines WA

Tags: Water Damage in Des Moines WA , Mold Damage in Des Moines WA , Flood Damage in Des Moines WA

(800) 707-5433

Last Updated:
June 18th, 2012

Water Damage in Des Moines WA: Our emergency crews have measures to prevent continuing damage to your building and property in Des Moines WA. McClincys Water & Flood Restoration will remove acidic smoke and soot from surfaces that are subject to rapi...
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Serving King County

Des Moines, WA 98148

Pacific NW Garage Doors

Tags: Seattle Garage Doors

(253) 313-7085

Last Updated:
May 7th, 2011

Garage door repairs, garage door replacement, garage door opener repair, garage door opener replacement.
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27013pacific hwy s

Des Moines, WA


How to Hire a Contractor in Des Moines WA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Des Moines WA 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 Des Moines 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 Des Moines WA

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 Des Moines WA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a WA or Des Moines 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 Des Moines WA

Accidents happen to even the best Des Moines 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 Des Moines 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 Des Moines WA

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