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Local business listings for Fraser, MI

Cicotte Plumbing

Tags: Plumber

(586) 264-5200

Last Updated:
September 29th, 2015

Cicotte Plumbing and Drain is the top choice for commercial plumbing services in the Fraser area. We are dedicated to solving your plumbing issues quickly and effectively, all while providing unmatched workmanship for a variety of affordable services...
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33761 Riviera Dr

Fraser, MI 48026

Cicotte Plumbing

Tags: Plumber

(586) 264-5200

Last Updated:
September 29th, 2015

Cicotte Plumbing and Drain is the top choice for commercial plumbing services in the Fraser area. We are dedicated to solving your plumbing issues quickly and effectively, all while providing unmatched workmanship for a variety of affordable services...
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33761 Riviera Dr

Fraser, MI 48026

Dumpster Rental Fraser MI

Tags: dumpster fraser mi

(586) 229-1118

Last Updated:
September 12th, 2015

Dumpster Rental Fraser MI are a locally owned and family operated company that has been Fraser's number one choice for many years. We offer the best dumpster fraser mi and the highest quality service at the most affordable price. Our dedicated and ex...
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16505 Masonic

Fraser, MI 48026

Dumpster Giant Rentals

Tags: dumpster rental southfield

(586) 217-2373

Last Updated:
November 7th, 2014

Whether it's a garage in need of Spring Cleaning, a landscape cleanup, or that kitchen remodel, Dumpster Giant can help you complete any project big or small. Give me a ring for more information. I look forward to working with you and making your j...
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33079 Garfield Ste 253

Fraser, MI 48026

Water Damage Fraser MI

Tags: Flood Damage Fraser MI , Water Damage Fraser MI , Flooded Basement Fraser MI

(888) 582-5848

Last Updated:
August 14th, 2014

Water damage can be greatly reduced if it is treated immediately, do not wait call SRP Disaster Response of Fraser for 24 hour emergency Water Fire Restoration Services. We work directly with your insurance company and adjuster, water or flood damage...
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Serving Fraser MI

Fraser, MI 48026

Rapid Recovery Service, Inc.

Tags: Water Damage Restoration

(888) 778-3337

Last Updated:
November 21st, 2013

Our goal is to help property owners recover from disasters in Michigan ranging from a house fire to water damage caused by floods.
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18377 E 14 Mile Rd

Fraser, MI 48026


How to Hire a Contractor in Fraser MI You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Fraser MI 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 Fraser 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 Fraser MI

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 Fraser MI

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a MI or Fraser 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 Fraser MI

Accidents happen to even the best Fraser 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 Fraser 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 Fraser MI

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