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Elk Grove Movers

Tags: elk grove movers

(916) 680-8455

Last Updated:
April 24th, 2018

We here at Elk Grove Movers have been providing affordable moving services for Elk Grove and the greater Sacramento area for years. We have a team of workers that are available all day and most of the early mornings and nights ready to help you move....
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8850 Williamson Dr Unit 80

Elk Grove, CA 95759

ArtificialGreens.org

Tags: artificial grass

(916) 642-5123

Last Updated:
April 17th, 2018

We are the Authority on Artificial Grass!
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9355 E Stockton Blvd Suite #121

Elk Grove, CA 95624

Dryer Vent Wizard of Elk Grove

Tags: dryer vent cleaning Elk Grove

(916) 431-2011

Last Updated:
August 5th, 2017

Dryer vent cleaning, repair and new dryer installation by the Wizard maximizes dryer performance and prevents dryer fires.
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Elk Grove, CA 95758

City Wide Chem-Dry

Tags: carpet cleaning

(916) 920-5262

Last Updated:
May 26th, 2017

City Wide Chem-Dry offers carpet cleaning for homes and businesses of Elk Grove, CA. No chemicals or soap. Drier. Cleaner. Healthier.ģ
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9108 Dove Meadow Ct

Elk Grove, CA 95624

Elk Grove Water Heater Service

Tags: water heater repair

(916) 226-3695

Last Updated:
January 20th, 2017

We are the best hot water heater service repair and new installation in Elk Grove, CA.
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8850 Williamson Dr # 1932

Elk Grove, CA 95624

OnTime Elk Grove Locksmith

Tags: Locksmith Elk Grove

(916) 238-6925

Last Updated:
July 5th, 2016

Ontime Elk Grove Locksmith is a fully mobile locksmith 24h service serving elk grove ca and near by cities. Home commercial auto/car locksmith service around the clock. Lockout, rekey, car keys and anything that has to with locks
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7217 Ackley Dr

Elk grove, CA 95757

OnTime Locksmith

Tags: lock smith

(916) 908-1687

Last Updated:
March 16th, 2016

24/7 Locksmith service within 25 Miles from Roseville Ca
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7897 Ackley Dr elk grove, ca

Elk Grove, CA 95757

Elk Grove Plumbing Co.

Tags: plumbing

(916) 231-5693

Last Updated:
March 1st, 2016

If youíre in the market for a HVAC contractor, air quality specialist or a plumber in the greater Elk Grove Region, itís hard to exceed the level of quality and impeccable customer service youíll receive from Park Davis Plumbing, Inc., Heating, Air C...
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8570 Petunia Way

Elk Grove, CA 95624

Garage Door Repair Elk Grove

Tags: Garage Door Repair

(916) 509-3523

Last Updated:
January 28th, 2016

Have an automatic door with beautiful look and effective operation in California. The experts of Garage Door Repair Elk Grove provide full maintenance and complete problem resolution to systems of all designs and brands.
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8698 Elk Grove Blvd #287

Elk Grove, CA 95624

Elk Grove Plumbing

Tags: plumbing

(916) 231-5693

Last Updated:
January 27th, 2016

If youíre in the market for a HVAC contractor, air quality specialist or a plumber in the greater Elk Grove Region, itís hard to exceed the level of quality and impeccable customer service youíll receive from Park Davis Plumbing, Inc., Heating, Air C...
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8570 Petunia Way

Elk Grove , CA 95624



How to Hire a Contractor in Elk Grove CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove CA

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