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Local business listings for Encino, CA

Pacific Carpet Care

Tags: Oriental Rug Cleaning

(818) 708-7805

Last Updated:
June 29th, 2018

Qualified for carpet, upholstery, tile & grout cleaning, in Encino, CA, at Pacific Carpet Care we are the professionals when criminality is not in their nature, working with customer-friendliness becomes their specialty!
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6031 Babbitt Ave

Encino, CA 91316

Bright Builders

Tags: general contractor

(818) 616-8106

Last Updated:
May 15th, 2018

While you take a lot of pride in your home, at Bright Builders, we take a lot of pride in the work that we do for our customers. You may be in need of an entire remodeling job, or perhaps you want a simplistic update. Either way, our general contract...
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4924 Balboa Blvd

Encino, CA 91316

RockStar Pro Movers

Tags: Moving & Storage Service

(323) 762-5668

Last Updated:
April 13th, 2018

RockStar Pro Movers is a Encino Moving Company specialized in a wide range of moving services from Residential, Commercial Local within California to Long Distance Moves overstate. Our Encino movers are always super professional and very experienced ...
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5536 Lindley Ave #343

Encino, CA 91316

Diversity Driveway Gates Repair

Tags: garage door repair encino , garage door opener encino , garage door spring encino

(818) 696-5720

Last Updated:
February 22nd, 2018

Your All-in-One Garage Door Repair and Replacement Professionals
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5254 Newcastle Ave

Encino, CA 91316

Appliance Repair Encino

Tags: appliances repair

(818) 918-2835

Last Updated:
February 18th, 2018

Appliance Repair Encino is a local appliance service provider specializing in laundry and kitchen machine you can count on. Our technicians know every aspect of repair, for they are trained and experienced. We continue to stay up-to-date with the lat...
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15826 Ventura Blvd unit 887

Encino, CA 91436

Home Remodeling Services

Tags: New Construction Los Angeles

(888) 684-4644

Last Updated:
October 28th, 2017

Home Remodeling California specializes in home improvement projects and offers high-quality services in the Los Angeles, CA area. Customers’ contribution drives and inspires us and pushes us to excel. Our company creates living environments that far ...
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17141 Ventura Blvd. Suite 200

Encino, CA 91316

Emaculate Carpet Cleaning CA

Tags: Encino carpet cleaning

(818) 921-4532

Last Updated:
January 5th, 2017

Because you live in Encino, carpet cleaning and related services are readily available to you at outstanding rates and with equally great results! Just call Encino Carpet Cleaning Experts and see what all the fuss is about! Our local company leads th...
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4916 Rubio Ave

Encino, CA 91436

Carpet Cleaning Encino

Tags: Carpet Cleaning

(818) 661-1683

Last Updated:
July 13th, 2016

Offering quality carpet cleaning service in Encino, California. This contractor uses quality and eco-friendly carpet cleaners that gently clean carpets and rugs.
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5325 newcastle ave #914

Encino, CA 91316

Encino Water Damage Restoration

Tags: Encino Water Damage Restoration

(818) 722-1353

Last Updated:
May 9th, 2016

Welcome to Encino Water Damage Restoration , locally owned and operated restoration company. Our office located at 5535 Balboa Blvd #110 Encino CA 91316 (Balboa Blvd & Burbank Blvd). Our team specialize in water and fire restoration, mold remediation...
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5535 Balboa Blvd #110

Encino, CA 91316

SOLAIR AND ENERGY

Tags: HVAC services

(818) 578-8308

Last Updated:
April 20th, 2016

SolAir and Energy is a licensed, bonded and insured Company.Our trained professional technicians will take care of all your HVAC needs. We offer free estimates, repairs, service, maintenance and complex installations. Our products are energy efficien...
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17941 Ventura Blvd

Encino, CA 91436



How to Hire a Contractor in Encino CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Encino 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 Encino 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 Encino 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 Encino CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Encino 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 Encino 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 Encino CA

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