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Local business listings for La Jolla, CA

San Diego Pools

Tags: pools San Diego

(888) 737-6657

Last Updated:
January 13th, 2018

San Diego Pools specializes in design and construction of swimming pools and spas. Call San Diego Pools today for a FREE estimate and design! We are the premier swimming pool contractor and remodeling builder in San Diego. 5 star reviews!
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8070 La Jolla Shores Dr #433

La Jolla, CA 92037

Kilter Termite & Pest Control

Tags: Termite Pest Control Service Pn La Jolla

(858) 247-0220

Last Updated:
March 8th, 2016

Our Mission has always been to assist our customers in choosing the best treatment for their specific needs and the needs of their homes at the best value possible. We accomplish this by never forgetting that the customer is our ultimate boss and com...
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1150 Silverado Street, Suite 213-I

La Jolla, CA 92037

Garage Door Specialist Co

Tags: Garage door.

(619) 684-9640

Last Updated:
December 28th, 2015

Our company, Garage Door Repair La Jolla, is known for quality services that donít make customers wait. We are the most reliable company in California for same day garage door service.
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8070 La Jolla Shores Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Garage Door Specialist Co

Tags: Garage door.

(619) 684-9640

Last Updated:
December 28th, 2015

Our company, Garage Door Repair La Jolla, is known for quality services that donít make customers wait. We are the most reliable company in California for same day garage door service.
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8070 La Jolla Shores Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Garage Door Specialist Co

Tags: Garage door.

(619) 684-9640

Last Updated:
December 19th, 2015

Our company, Garage Door Repair La Jolla, is known for quality services that donít make customers wait. We are the most reliable company in California for same day garage door service.
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8070 La Jolla Shores Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Locksmith La Jolla

Tags: Locksmith Service

(858) 947-5424

Last Updated:
December 12th, 2015

Located in California, the La Jolla 24 hour locksmith company will come to the rescue in house or vehicle lockouts situation. Also provides car locks change and residential lock change.
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1001 Genter Street #8908

La Jolla, CA 92037

Garage Door Repair La Jolla CA

Tags: Garage Door Repair La Jolla CA

(858) 649-1542

Last Updated:
October 9th, 2015

Garage Door Repair La Jolla CA provides quick and reliable residential installation and repair services throughout La Jolla area. Call (858) 649-1542 and get latest offers.
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802 Pearl St

La Jolla, CA 92037

Sunlife

Tags: sunlife solar la

(844) 232-0416

Last Updated:
February 28th, 2015

Sunlife is the largest generator of solar energy resources. We committed to using cost-effective solar energy and other renewable energy choices due to the fact that it is the most abundant and most cost effective energy source on the planet.
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4225 Executive Square Ste. 600

La Jolla, CA 92037

La Jolla Air Duct Cleaning

Tags: Air Duct Cleaning La Jolla CA

(858) 869-0932

Last Updated:
October 30th, 2014

La Jolla Air duct cleaning company offer La Jolla duct cleaning service, La Jolla dryer vent cleaning service and La Jolla crawl space & attic cleaning service, for more info call (858) 869-0932 or visit http://lajollaairductcleaning.biz/
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1057 Nautilus Street

La Jolla, CA 92037

Drain Cleaning La Jolla CA

Tags: Drain Clogs La Jolla CA , Drain Cleaning La Jolla CA , Sewer Cleaning La Jolla CA

(858) 201-6611

Last Updated:
August 29th, 2014

Does your home use a septic tank? If so, make sure to keep up with the maintenance of it. Taking care of it can be an annoying, but simple chore. However, if this simple chore is neglected, it can cause a catastrophe! If a septic tank fails it can ba...
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Serving La Jolla California

La Jolla, CA 92038



How to Hire a Contractor in La Jolla CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in La Jolla 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 La Jolla 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 La Jolla 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 La Jolla CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best La Jolla 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 La Jolla 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 La Jolla CA

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