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Local business listings for El Monte, CA

Ion Solar - LA

Tags: Solar

(213) 262-1811

Last Updated:
May 8th, 2017

ION Solar is a premium, full-service solar provider. ION's in-house professionals handle the solar process from start to finish giving homeowners a carefree switch to solar. A premium experience shouldn't have to cost more. Pay nothing out of pocke...
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9674 Telstar Ave Unit K

El Monte, CA 91731

El Monte Roofing

Tags: El Monte Roofing Services

(626) 774-7497

Last Updated:
May 3rd, 2017

El Monte Roofing, a full spectrum business oriented and domestic roofer, we serve the , vicinity with the top quality work at an affordable price.
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12700 Elliott Ave

El Monte, CA 91732

El Monte Garage Door Repair

Tags: Garage Door Repair

(626) 414-6525

Last Updated:
November 14th, 2016

El Monte Garage Door Repair specializes in garage door repair, installation, and maintenance in El Monte. Call now for a free estimate and installs top quality parts.
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11302 Walnut Street

El Monte, CA 91731

Garage Door Repair El Monte

Tags: Garage door

(626) 660-0138

Last Updated:
May 15th, 2016

This El Monte garage door company is the best in California. Technicians do garage door installation and repair as efficiently as possible. Top quality garage door replacement parts are used.
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11331 Elliott Ave #57

El Monte, CA 91732

El Monte Water Damage Restoration

Tags: El Monte Water Damage Restoration

(626) 988-9638

Last Updated:
May 9th, 2016

Welcome to El Monte Water Damage Restoration , locally owned and operated restoration company. Our office located at 10501 Valley Blvd #1854 El Monte CA 91731 (Esto Ave & Valley Blvd). Our team specialize in water and fire restoration, mold remediati...
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10501 Valley Blvd #1854

El Monte, CA 91731

Solar Panels Company El Monte CA

Tags: Solar Panels Company El Monte CA

(626) 509-8313

Last Updated:
March 3rd, 2016

Need Roof Repair El Monte CA we specialize in solar panels contractors El Monte, solar energy solutions El Monte, new installation and repair El Monte, solar panels installation El Monte, Servicing El Monte, CA 91731 and surround cities visit roofrep...
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3425 North Peck Road

El Monte, CA 91731

Carpet Cleaning El Monte

Tags: carpet cleaning

(626) 263-9334

Last Updated:
March 1st, 2016

El Monte, California carpet cleaning company. Provides versatile services for upholstery and flooring. Also assists in drying and humidifying areas if needed.
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10451 Mulhall St #911

El Monte, CA 91731

Roof Repair El Monte CA

Tags: Roof Repair El Monte CA

(626) 509-8313

Last Updated:
January 11th, 2016

Need Roof Repair El Monte CA we specialize in roofing contractors El Monte, roofer in El Monte, rain gutters El Monte, solar panels installation El Monte, Servicing El Monte, CA 91731 and surround cities roofrepairelmonte.com for more info.
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3425 North Peck Road

El Monte, CA 91731

El Monte CA Locksmith

Tags: El Monte CA Locksmith

(626) 387-1057

Last Updated:
January 3rd, 2016

On the off chance that you were considering enlisting the administrations of any auto technician then you would have likely lost your keys or deserted you. This issue is extremely normal and you can confront it while you are in incredible surge and n...
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11620 Lower Azusa Rd

El Monte, CA 91732

Electrician El Monte CA

Tags: Electrician El Monte CA

(626) 509-8313

Last Updated:
July 16th, 2015

Electrician El Monte CA, specialize in El Monte electrical service, El Monte low voltage electrician El Monte solar panel installation El Monte security cameras and much more, Visit http://electricianelmonte.com/
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3425 North Peck Road

El Monte, CA 91731



How to Hire a Contractor in El Monte CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in El Monte 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 El Monte 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 El Monte 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 El Monte CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best El Monte 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 El Monte 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 El Monte CA

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