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Local business listings for Encinitas, CA

Pacific Flood Restoration, LLC

Tags: Water damage San Diego

(760) 815-3033

Last Updated:
June 25th, 2018

If you are ever in the need for water restoration services because of water damage in San Diego, CA, knowing where to go for help can be confusing. Give us a call now to minimize the damage as soon as possible.
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1150 Quail Gardens Rd

Encinitas, CA 92024

Encinitas Junk Hauling

Tags: Encinitas Junk Hauling

(760) 444-0745

Last Updated:
January 3rd, 2017

Encinitas Junk Hauling is the most professional and affordable junk removal and light demolition service in North County San Diego, California.
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162 S Rancho Santa Fe Road, Ste E70 - PMB 409E

Encinitas, CA 92024

Semper Solaris

Tags: Solar Panels , Solar Energy , Solar Panel

(619) 432-4211

Last Updated:
September 1st, 2016

Semper Solaris is a California Solar Energy Installation Company dedicated to excellence & extraordinary customer service. California Contractor's License 978152. American products with American leade
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360 N El Camino Real Suite 2C

Encinitas, CA 92024

Rancho Santa Fe's Best Tree Service

Tags: tree service

(858) 682-2085

Last Updated:
August 20th, 2016

Rancho Santa Fe's Best Tree Service provides professional tree removal, trimming and stump removal services. We work with both home owners and business to ensure their properties are looking well groomed and maintained. Our top notch tree care is a c...
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162 S Rancho Santa Fe Road, Ste E70 - PMB 409

Encinitas, CA 92024

Encinitas's Expert Tree Arborists

Tags: Certified Arborist

(760) 292-2353

Last Updated:
May 22nd, 2016

Encinitas Tree Care: Local Tree Service Company in Encinitas, California If you are in need to tree trimming, tree removal, stump grinding, or tree surgery, let Encinitas Tree Care serve you. We offer our fast and affordable tree care services throu...
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1042 N El Camino Real Suite B #141

Encinitas, CA 92024

encinitas Locksmith

Tags: 24*7 Locksmith Services

(760) 456-2054

Last Updated:
May 10th, 2016

Crises are something or other that no one likes notwithstanding mulling over, yet that individuals should consider early with the goal that they can get ready themselves and extraordinarily diminish the negative effect on their lives ought to a crisi...
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1150 S Coast Highway

encinitas, CA 92024

Overhead Garage Door Repair

Tags: Garage door

(619) 210-0871

Last Updated:
March 22nd, 2016

Whether you need garage door installation or repair in your home in California, Garage Door Repair Encinitas can help you. With our talented technicians and advanced equipment, no job is too big or small for us.
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1042 N El Camino Real

Encinitas, CA 92024

Encinitas Water Damage Pros

Tags: Water Damage Repair

(760) 292-2221

Last Updated:
February 15th, 2016

Encinitas Water Damage Pros are experts in water damage repair, black mold remediation and fire and smoke damage repairs.
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1106 Second St Ste 616

Encinitas, CA 92024

ABC Gate Repair Encinitas

Tags: gate repair

(760) 392-5042

Last Updated:
January 5th, 2016

For safer homes, choose Encinitas Gate Company. The best gate contractor in California. Excellent with driveway gate service and sliding gate chain replacement.
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140 Encinitas Blvd

Encinitas, CA 92024

Garage Door Repair Encinitas CA

Tags: Garage Door Repair Encinitas CA

(442) 500-4413

Last Updated:
October 9th, 2015

At Garage Door Repair Encinitas CA services, we try to please our customers and cannot perform any unessential repairs or services that are not needed to you. Aside from installing new doors, our technicians are friendly and highly trained to solve y...
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160 Village Run E

Encinitas, CA 92024



How to Hire a Contractor in Encinitas CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Encinitas 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 Encinitas 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 Encinitas 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 Encinitas CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Encinitas 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 Encinitas 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 Encinitas CA

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