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Imperial Beach Locksmith

Tags: 24*7 Locksmith Services

(619) 503-1058

Last Updated:
May 27th, 2016

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652 PALM AVE

Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Imperial Beach Garage Door Repair

Tags: Imperial Beach Garage Door Repair

(619) 786-2209

Last Updated:
December 12th, 2014

Imperial Beach Garage Door Repair , local service from 943 Palm Avenue Imperial Beach CA 91932 call (619) 786-2209 or visit http://garagedoorrepairImperialbeachca.com/
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943 Palm Avenue

Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Imperial Beach Air Duct Cleaning

Tags: Air Duct Cleaning Imperial Beach CA

(619) 407-9756

Last Updated:
October 30th, 2014

Imperial Beach Air duct cleaning company offer Imperial Beach duct cleaning service, Imperial Beach dryer vent cleaning service and Imperial Beach crawl space & attic cleaning service, for more info call (619) 407-9756 or visit http://imperialbeachai...
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943 Palm Avenue #7

Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Drain Cleaning Imperial Beach CA

Tags: Drain Cleaning Imperial Beach CA , Drain Clogs Imperial Beach CA , Sewer Back Up Imperial Beach CA

(619) 717-8427

Last Updated:
September 12th, 2014

Plumbing problems happen when we least need them, a toy gets flushed down the toilet and starts an overflow, or the clog just will not go down no matter what you do, call S.O.S. Plumbing & Rooter 619-717-8427 for emergency plumbing service in Imperia...
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Serving Imperial Beach California

Imperial Beach, CA 91933

Imperial Lock & Safe

Tags: locksmith Imperial Beach

(619) 274-8161

Last Updated:
July 27th, 2014

Imperial Lock & Safe. 619-274-8161. 1254 Imperial Beach Blvd, Imperial Beach, CA 91932. 24 Hour Locksmith in Imperial Beach. Emergency Locksmith Imperial Beach
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1254 Imperial Beach Blvd

Imperial Beach, CA 91932

SOS Plumbing Imperial Beach CA

Tags: Leak Detection Imperial Beach CA , Broken Pipes Imperial Beach CA , SOS Plumbing Imperial Beach CA

(619) 717-8427

Last Updated:
June 4th, 2014

Plumbing problems happen when we least need them, a toy gets flushed down the toilet and starts an overflow, or the clog just will not go down no matter what you do, call S.O.S. Plumbing & Rooter 619-717-8427 for emergency plumbing service in Imperia...
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Serving Imperial Beach California

Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Top Garage Doors Company

Tags: gates Imperial Beach

(619) 376-1116

Last Updated:
March 15th, 2014

Top Garage Doors Co. is dedicated to bringing the best garage doors to residential homes across San Diego County. We have been in the garage door industry for over 20 years and know how to install and repair garage doors. We specialize in transformin...
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1110 Donax Ave‎

Imperial Beach, CA 91932

S.O.S. Plumbing & Rooter Imperial Beach CA

Tags: Sewer Drain Imperial Beach CA , Leak Detection Imperial Beach CA , Water Heater Imperial Beach CA

(760) 270-9242

Last Updated:
August 3rd, 2012

Toilets or sinks that will not drain or will not flush properly can cause much greater problems in your home or business over time. If the toilet or drain clogs often, it means there is a problem in the drain or sewer line that will usually get worse...
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Serving San Diego County Since 1974

Imperial Beach, CA 91932


How to Hire a Contractor in Imperial Beach CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Imperial Beach 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 Imperial Beach 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 Imperial Beach 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 Imperial Beach CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Imperial Beach 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 Imperial Beach 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 Imperial Beach CA

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