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Mojave Garage Doors Lake Havasu

Tags: garage door repair lake havasu

(928) 683-5685

Last Updated:
October 14th, 2017

Whatever is the issue with your garage door, trust only the very best in the industry Ė Mojave Garage Doors Lake Havasu. We have the experience in fixing any garage door issue. And we will do it fast and efficiently to avoid any inconvenience on your...
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1968 Mesquite Ave #14

Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

Lake Havasu Lawn Service

Tags: Lake Havasu Lawn Service

(928) 612-3464

Last Updated:
June 6th, 2017

Do you like mowing your lawn? Yeah, we didn't think so. Wouldn't you rather be spend your time on something you actually LIKE doing?? We'll that is where we come in! We have helped hundreds of people save thousands of hours by taking care of al...
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1699 Laverne Lane

Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404

Carpet Cleaning Havasu

Tags: Carpet Cleaning Lake Havasu City

(928) 316-0885

Last Updated:
May 28th, 2017

Stained Carpets? Dirty Carpets? Thinking about just replacing them? Donít replace them yet, give us a call. We help people keep their carpets clean and help them last the longest. Staying up to date on cleaning technologies and techniques ...
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3629 Maricopa Ave. Unit 114

Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406

A1 Garage Door Service & Repair - Lake Havasu

Tags: garage door repair lake havasu

(928) 202-3500

Last Updated:
March 31st, 2017

A1 Garage Door Service is the trusted service provider in installing, servicing and repairing all kinds and types of garage doors. We encourage you to check out the reviews of the people of Phoenix and Lake Havasu on the kind of garage door service t...
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3417 Oro Grande Blvd #102

Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406

Air Control Home Services

Tags: ac repair , furnace repair , heating repair

(928) 680-0600

Last Updated:
December 15th, 2016

We are a full service, commercial and residential, HVAC company with over 25 years of experience.
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2571 N Kiowa Blvd

Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403


How to Hire a Contractor in Lake Havasu City AZ You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Lake Havasu City AZ 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 Havasu City 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 Havasu City AZ

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 Havasu City AZ

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a AZ or Lake Havasu City 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 Havasu City AZ

Accidents happen to even the best Lake Havasu City 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 Havasu City 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 Havasu City AZ

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