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ARC Water Damage

Tags: water damage repair

(925) 283-3468

Last Updated:
February 7th, 2017

Family owned and operated, we specialize in water, fire/smoke and mold damage restoration and remediation. Available 24 hours a day for emergencies.
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3327 Mt Diablo Blvd

Lafayette, CA 94549

Air Duct Cleaning Lafayette

Tags: air duct cleaning.

(925) 738-2153

Last Updated:
November 10th, 2015

Offers quick and accurate Air Quality Testing and other services that replace Air duct filter, clean air conditioner, troubleshoots heater problems. Located in Lafayette, California.
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3279 Mt Diablo Court #156

Lafayette, CA 94549

Carpet Cleaning Lafayette

Tags: carpet cleaning

(925) 350-5224

Last Updated:
September 21st, 2015

Reliable carpet cleaning company in Lafayette, California. Very good in water damage restoration and stain removal. Can go to your homes.
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931 Mountain View Drive #15

Lafayette, CA 94549

Garage Door Repair Lafayette

Tags: Garage door

(925) 298-9009

Last Updated:
May 26th, 2015

For garage door repairs in California, we at Garage Door Repair Lafayette are ready to help. We are an experienced company with the expertise and manpower to handle emergency service to fix garage doors.
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3527 Mount Diablo Blvd #607

Lafayette, CA 94549

Handyman Garage Door Repair Lafayette

Tags: Garage Door Repair Lafayette

(925) 310-5601

Last Updated:
December 8th, 2014

Handyman Garage Door Repair Lafayette , best company from 899 Moraga Road Lafayette 899 Moraga Road CA 94549 , call (925) 310-5601 or visit http://garagedoorrepairlafayetteca.com/
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899 Moraga Road

Lafayette, CA 94549

locksmith lafayette

Tags: locksmith lafayette

(800) 959-8914

Last Updated:
August 22nd, 2014

The Locksmiths Lafayette CA are professionals who enjoy what they do, they are polite, hardworking and very dedicated to their duty and well informed about their job as well as work needed to cater for your needs. Each locksmith has undergone series ...
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3527 Mt Diablo Blvd

Lafayette, CA 94549

Garage Door Repair Lafayette CA

Tags: Garage Door Repair Lafayette CA

(925) 886-6146

Last Updated:
August 8th, 2014

At Garage door repair Lafayette CA, you'll enjoy highly specific services wherein they include the ability of designing customized garage doors, having a selection of customers from a particular operator as well as usage of quality accessories and eq...
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3529 Mt Diablo Blvd

Lafayette, CA 94549

Arrasmith

Tags: walnut creek window cleaning company

(925) 279-2299

Last Updated:
August 7th, 2014

With more than 25 years of experience, we specialize in residential window cleaning and gutter cleaning. Founded in 1987, we are located in the heart of the East Bay with headquarters in Lafayette, CA. Arrasmith is the most reliable and affordable Ea...
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1220 Pleasant Hill Rd

Lafayette, CA 94549

Preferred Plumbing & Drain Lafayette CA

Tags: Emergency Plumbing Service in Lafayette CA , Leak Detection Service in Lafayette CA , Water Heater Repair Service in Lafayette CA

(925) 521-8435

Last Updated:
July 29th, 2012

Residential & Commercial Plumbers Commercial plumbing services in Lafayette: Preferred Plumbing is one of the best at all kinds of plumbing sewer and drain repairs & service. Customer satisfaction is the goal for each and everyone of us, this why we...
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Serving Contra Costa County Since 2004

Lafayette, CA 94549

Xcel Home Alarm Systems Lafayette CA

Tags: Xcel Home Alarm Systems Lafayette CA , Home Alarm Cameras Lafayette CA , Cell Phone Home Security Systems Lafayette CA

(925) 271-5644

Last Updated:
September 29th, 2012

Home Security Lafayette CA Each year in the USA, in excess of four hundred thousand (400,000) residential fires destroy an estimated $4.7 billion in home and business property . Additionally, the United States has a fire death level that's two times...
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Home Security Monitoring in Contra Costa County CA

Lafayette, CA 94596



How to Hire a Contractor in Lafayette CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette CA

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