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Local business listings for Irvine, CA

All Professional Appliance Repair

Tags: Washer repair service

(800) 598-7320

Last Updated:
June 7th, 2018

We provide the best repair services for washing machine, dryer, refrigerator, oven, microwave repair Irvine CA. You can get us at your doorstep and get all your issues regarding your device quickly within a little time span. For any kind of repair fo...
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17192 Murphy Ave, Irvine, CA 92623, USA

Irvine, CA 92623

OC Express Plumbing

Tags: Plumbers Irvine

(949) 652-7080

Last Updated:
June 4th, 2018

OC Express Plumbing offers clients the best possible plumbing services in Irvine and Orange County. We have over 20 years experience in the field. We are Irvine Plumbers - Plumbers Irvine - Plumbing Services Irvine. Give us a call today for Plumbers ...
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119 Cantata #3

Irvine, CA 92606

Janex Cleaning Services

Tags: commercial cleaning company

(714) 202-0213

Last Updated:
April 26th, 2018

Janex Cleaning Services is a renowned full-service janitorial company in Orange County, committed to provide perfection, reliable and quality services to its clients. We aim to go beyond the expectations of our clients and offer unmatched janitorial ...
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7545 Irvine Center Drive Suite 200

Irvine, CA 92618

Whistle

Tags: Referee scheduling software

(949) 357-0000

Last Updated:
April 26th, 2018

Whistle was born by a passionate team to make referees more digitally accessible. Our mission is to recreate the way referees are accessed, hired and retained across every level of sports. Sign up today and you’ll be the first to receive an exclusive...
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5151 California Ave, Suite 100

Irvine, CA 92617

Garage Door Repair - Irvine California

Tags: garage door repair

(949) 590-9960

Last Updated:
April 13th, 2018

We do all garage door services- spring repair, garage panel replacement, new garage door , new garage door opener motor , new garage door cable and much more. and repairs in Orange County, Ca area, price tool available in the website , we beat by u...
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2372 Morse Avenue Ste.801

Irvine, CA 92614

California Plantscapes

Tags: Indoor Landscaping

(866) 668-2929

Last Updated:
March 22nd, 2018

California Plantscapes is a full-service interior and exterior plant design company. We provide comprehensive design, installation, and maintenance services.
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641 Wald

Irvine, CA 92618

Enerlites Inc.

Tags: manufacturing of lighting controls and wiring devices , Interchangeable USB Receptacles , Occupancy sensors receptacle

(949) 756-0536

Last Updated:
March 14th, 2018

Enerlites, Inc. is a professional corporation specializing in the manufacturing of lighting controls and wiring devices for nationwide distributors. We are committed to delivering the safest and most technologically advanced products and offer the mo...
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1781 McGaw Ave.

Irvine, CA 92614

Zerorez

Tags: Carpet Cleaning Service

(949) 387-2222

Last Updated:
February 17th, 2018

Rethink the way you clean your carpets! STOP cleaning with soaps and harsh detergents that fill your carpet with sticky, soil-attracting residue. Create a clean and healthy home. No Detergent or Chemical Residue for a longer lasting, healthier Clean ...
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17815 Sky Park Circle

Irvine, CA 92614

Stevens and Associates

Tags: houseplant maintenance service , interior landscaping

(949) 498-4388

Last Updated:
January 17th, 2018

Stevens and Associates is an office plant service company in Irvine. We offer indoor plants to offices, we sell them or rent them. We provide a maintenance service after installation of the plants. If a company already has plants we will take over th...
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2810 Warner Ave, Irvine, CA 92606

Irvine, CA 92606

Qshark Moving

Tags: College Student Moving

(213) 833-8700

Last Updated:
December 16th, 2017

Moving is tough for instance when one has to balance between household works and his or her job. That is why everyone needs a good company.
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17682 Mitchell N

Irvine, CA 92614



How to Hire a Contractor in Irvine CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Irvine 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 Irvine 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 Irvine 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 Irvine CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Irvine 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 Irvine 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 Irvine CA

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