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Local business listings for Folsom, CA

Folsom Lock & Key TM

Tags: lock-and-key

(916) 985-2708

Last Updated:
May 7th, 2018

45 years of combined experience, commercial & government locksmith services. Our experience & superior services guarantee the best quality locksmithing you can find!
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1016 Cameron Dr

Folsom, CA 95630

Mike the Poolman

Tags: Folsom Pool Service

(916) 985-7665

Last Updated:
April 30th, 2018

Weekly Pool Service & Expert Pool Repair
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705 E. Bidwell Street #2-299

Folsom, CA 95630

Cleanocrats

Tags: Home cleaning service

(916) 258-7886

Last Updated:
February 14th, 2018

Cleanocrats offers residential home cleaning services in Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom, Granite Bay, and surrounding areas. We specialize in convenient maid-quality cleanings at prices everyone can afford.
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185 Parkshore Dr

Folsom, CA 95630

Folsom Home Remodel

Tags: home remodel

(916) 571-9291

Last Updated:
August 12th, 2016

Folsom Home Remodel is your #1 source for all your Home remodeling needs. We can remodel anything, kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, bedroom remodels, we can do completely new add on's, and new home construction.
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2795 E Bidwell St Suite 100 #617

Folsom, CA 95630

Folsom Concrete Pro's

Tags: concrete

(916) 571-0908

Last Updated:
July 19th, 2016

Folsom Concrete Pro's are your one stop shop for all of your concrete needs. We can do new projects, overlays, stamped concrete, stained concrete and more, just ask! Call us today for a free quote, our experts look forward to creating your project!
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2795 E Bidwell St Suite 100 #617

Folsom, CA 95630

Folsom Landscaping Pro's

Tags: landscaping service

(916) 741-5423

Last Updated:
June 21st, 2016

This is a landscaping site with services in hardscapes, softscapes, waterscapes, sod installation, gardens, planting, irrigation, and construction of fences, fire pits,† of pergola's, gazebo's, tree houses.
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2795 E Bidwell St Suite 100 #617

Folsom, CA 95630

Folsom Heating & Air

Tags: Folsom Heating & Air

(916) 231-5683

Last Updated:
September 30th, 2015

If youíre in the market for a HVAC quality specialist in the greater Sacramento County Region, itís hard to exceed the level of quality and impeccable customer service youíll receive from Sacramento HVAC. In addition, we offer all HVAC services and ...
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2795 E. Bidwell St. Ste. 100-113

Folsom, CA 95630

All About Shade.

Tags: Retractable awnings

(916) 710-1291

Last Updated:
July 2nd, 2015

All About Shade is dedicated to offer most reliable, customized retractable awnings, patio covers, screen shades in California. From residential awnings to commercial, we are committed to deliver highest quality materials, fabrics all in your budget....
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705 E. Bidwell St. Ste. 2-174

Folsom, CA 95630

Medical Alert Folsom CA

Tags: Mobile Medical Alerts Folsom CA , GPS Medical Alert Folsom CA , Medical Alert Alarm Folsom CA

(877) 647-9008

Last Updated:
March 26th, 2015

When the phone rings in the Rescue Medical Alert affiliated Response Center, a highly-trained operator scans your vital statistics on the computer and carefully handles your call so you get the help you need quickly and efficiently. Agents are availa...
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Serving Folsom California

Folsom, CA 95630

ProTect Painters

Tags: painting contractor

(916) 330-5379

Last Updated:
March 2nd, 2015

"ProTect Painters provides professional interior and exterior painting and accompanying services for homeowners and businesses in the Folsom area. We are licensed, bonded and insured and use top of the line, high quality products, equipment and mater...
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2795 E Bidwell St Ste 100-400

Folsom, CA 95630



How to Hire a Contractor in Folsom CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Folsom 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 Folsom 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 Folsom 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 Folsom CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Folsom 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 Folsom 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 Folsom CA

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