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Local business listings for Idaho Falls, ID

Challenger Pallet and Supply Inc

Tags: wood pallets

(208) 523-1969

Last Updated:
March 23rd, 2018

Challenger Pallet and Supply was started in 1969 by Victor Hegsted to provide wood pallets for the local potato plants and for the growing manufacturing industry in Southeastern Idaho.
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24 North 3210 East

Idaho Falls, ID 83401

The Yard Butler

Tags: weed control

(208) 523-9273

Last Updated:
March 14th, 2018

The Yard Butler takes lawn care to a whole new level, offering a variety of landscaping services and weed control Idaho Falls residents love.
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3770 American Way

Idaho Falls, ID 83402

A Pro Appliance, LLC.

Tags: Appliance repair and installation

(208) 206-1908

Last Updated:
March 8th, 2018

Here at A Pro Appliance, LLC we provide great customer service, competitive pricing, and professional workmanship that puts us ahead of our competitors. We provide you with convenient appliance servicing, repairs, and installations and can make sure ...
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467 Constitution Way

Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Flood & Fire Solutions

Tags: Water Damage Restoration Service

(208) 521-9741

Last Updated:
February 7th, 2018

Flood & Fire Solutions is a water damage & fire damage restoration service in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Flood and Fire Solutions is a full service restoration company providing Water Extraction, Structural Drying, Mold Inspection, Mold Removal, Smoke/Fire ...
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570 West 19th Street

Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Idaho Carpet Cleaning and Restoration

Tags: Carpet Cleaning

(208) 538-1734

Last Updated:
December 8th, 2017

Idaho Carpet Cleaning and Restoration has been serving our customers for years with the highest professionalism and standard of excellence. We are the carpet cleaner of choice in Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Twin Falls and Boise. Whether it is a steam cle...
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1355 Mound Ave #2

Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Flood & Fire Solutions

Tags: water damage idaho falls

(208) 521-9741

Last Updated:
August 22nd, 2017

Flood & Fire Solutions is a water damage & fire damage restoration service in Idaho Falls Idaho. Flood and Fire Solutions is a full service restoration company providing Water Extraction Structural Drying Mold Inspection Mold Removal Smoke/Fire ...
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570 W 19th St

Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Classic Flooring

Tags: hardwood flooring idaho falls

(208) 589-0691

Last Updated:
August 21st, 2017

At Classic Flooring we specialize in custom one-of-a-kind hardwood floors. We are locally owned & guarantee all of our work! Let us give you a complimentary estimate & show you why we are a preferred choice in Idaho Falls for hardwood flooring.
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3821 Professional Way #17

Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Flood & Fire Solutions

Tags: Idaho Falls Water Damage , Idaho Falls Flood Restoration , Idaho Falls Fire Restoration

(208) 521-9741

Last Updated:
August 4th, 2016

Flood and Fire Solutions is a full service restoration company providing Water Extraction, Structural Drying, Mold Inspection, Mold Removal, Smoke/Fire Damage Repair, Odor Removal, and Reconstruction Services.
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570 W 19th St

Idaho Falls, ID 83402

All Shine Cleaning Service

Tags: Carpet Cleaning Idaho Falls

(208) 403-7101

Last Updated:
July 6th, 2016

Where Quality Shines Through
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2184 Channing Way

Idaho Falls, ID 83404

Pest Control Services

Tags: Pest Control

(208) 529-2972

Last Updated:
June 19th, 2016

Pest Control Services, Inc. has been providing Pest Control Management since 1970. Our technicians are knowledgeable of the latest in pest control techniques. Call today!
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2450 West Omni Dr.

Idaho Falls, ID 83402


How to Hire a Contractor in Idaho Falls ID You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Idaho Falls ID 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 Idaho Falls 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 Idaho Falls ID

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 Idaho Falls ID

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a ID or Idaho Falls 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 Idaho Falls ID

Accidents happen to even the best Idaho Falls 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 Idaho Falls 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 Idaho Falls ID

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