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Local business listings for Lake Elsinore, CA

Amber Air Conditioning, Inc.

Tags: Heating & Air

(951) 579-4523

Last Updated:
March 14th, 2017

Providing honest answers to homeowners, always.
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29885 2nd St Suite A&B

Lake Elsinore, CA 92532

Apollo Air Conditioning & Heating

Tags: hvac companies

(951) 228-5569

Last Updated:
March 13th, 2017

Apollo Air Conditioning and Heating is your #1 source for all your HVAC needs! Professionals that take pride in their work, Apollo is committed to 100% satisfaction. So whether you need an air conditioner tune up, or a whole new heating system, we ca...
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29991 Canyon Hills Rd. #1709-7000

Lake Elsinore, CA 92532

Robo Locksmith

Tags: Lake Elsinore Locksmith

(951) 428-3005

Last Updated:
September 26th, 2016

Robo Locksmith provide 24 hour emergency locksmith services around Lake Elsinore, CA. Our services include residential, commercial, automotive and security cameras. The prices is the lowest, Call Today: (951) 428-3005
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212 W Graham Ave.

Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Energy Experts A/C & Solar

Tags: Air Conditioning Repair Riverside CA

(951) 445-2325

Last Updated:
August 31st, 2016

Energy Experts A/C & Solar is a full-service HVAC contractor serving residential and commercial customers throughout Riverside County, California. We provide services in Heating, Air Conditioning, Indoor Air Quality and Solar Electric.
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18630-K Collier Ave.

Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Puroclean Restoration Experts

Tags: Water Damage and Restoration

(951) 651-0202

Last Updated:
June 3rd, 2015

When water or fire damage occurs in your Southern California home or business, call PuroClean Restoration Experts to start your journey to full recovery. Owners Jon Chalker & Carly Chalker and the team know how challenging water damage, mold damage o...
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18451 collier ave suite g

lake elsinore, CA 92530

Garage Door Repair Lake Elsinore

Tags: Garage door

(951) 789-3020

Last Updated:
January 31st, 2015

Well-versed in all types of garage door components in different brands like Skylink garage door keypad, Liftmaster garage door sensors, and Genie intellicode remote. Located in Lake Elsinore, California.
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1800 E Lakeshore Dr #518

Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Amber Air Conditioning

Tags: Air Conditioning Corona

(951) 579-4523

Last Updated:
April 26th, 2014

Most employees have been with our company 15 to 30 years. We operate from a store front location. At Amber Air, we provide great products and service. We have thousands of satisfied customers. We service what we sell. And with 75% of our technicians ...
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29885 2nd St, Suite A&B

Lake Elsinore, CA 92532

Garage Door Repair Lake Elsinore

Tags: Garage Door Repair Lake Elsinore Overview

(951) 789-3020

Last Updated:
February 11th, 2014

Well-versed in all types of garage door components in different brands like Skylink garage door keypad, Liftmaster garage door sensors, and Genie intellicode remote. Located in Lake Elsinore, California.
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1800 E Lakeshore Dr #518

Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Sanford and Son Plumbing

Tags: plumbers lake elsinore

(855) 478-7586

Last Updated:
September 16th, 2013

Sanford and Son Plumbing provides professional plumbing services including sewer and drain cleaning, water heater installation and more in Lake Elsinore, CA. Available 24/7! Call 855-478-7586.
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15056 Laurel Lane

Lake Elsinore, CA 92530


How to Hire a Contractor in Lake Elsinore CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Lake Elsinore 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 Lake Elsinore 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 Lake Elsinore 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 Lake Elsinore CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Lake Elsinore 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 Lake Elsinore 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 Lake Elsinore CA

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