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Local business listings for Lakeside, CA

Automatic Gate Lakeside

Tags: gate repair

(619) 210-0366

Last Updated:
September 10th, 2015

Offering the best gate opener installation in California, Lakeside gate provider is the best gate contractor. It repairs wrought iron gates, residential gate openers and all commercial gates.
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9562 Winter Gardens Blvd #430

Lakeside, CA 92040

Extreme Roofing of San Diego Inc.

Tags: Free Estimate

(619) 334-7663

Last Updated:
January 20th, 2015

Extreme roofing has been replacing residential roofs in San Diego California for over 30 years. No job is too big or too small. We employ a highly trained staff of roofing technicians with years of training and experience in all phases of roofing. We...
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11213 El Nopal

Lakeside, CA 92040

Lakeside Air Duct Cleaning

Tags: Air Duct Cleaning Lakeside CA

(619) 737-2707

Last Updated:
October 31st, 2014

Lakeside Air duct cleaning company offer Lakeside duct cleaning service, Lakeside dryer vent cleaning service and Lakeside crawl space & attic cleaning service, for more info call (619) 737-2707 or visit http://lakesideairductcleaning.com/
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12337 Woodside Avenue

Lakeside, CA 92040

Drain Cleaning Lakeside CA

Tags: Sewer Cleaning Lakeside CA , Drain Clogs Lakeside CA , Drain Cleaning Lakeside CA

(619) 717-8427

Last Updated:
August 29th, 2014

Plumbing problems happen when we least need them, a toy gets flushed down the toilet and starts an overflow, or the clog just will not go down no matter what you do, call S.O.S. Plumbing & Rooter 619-717-8427 for emergency plumbing service in El Cajo...
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Serving Lakeside California

Lakeside, CA 92040

Lake Lock Crew

Tags: locksmith Lakeside

(619) 567-4659

Last Updated:
July 26th, 2014

Lake Lock Crew 619-567-4659. 12246 Woodside Ave, Lakeside, CA 92040. 24 Hour Locksmith in Lakeside. Auto & Residential Locksmith Lakeside.
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12246 Woodside Ave

Lakeside, CA 92040

Automatic Garage Door Lakeside

Tags: Garage door

(619) 210-0876

Last Updated:
June 25th, 2014

Offering a variety of garage door maintenance services in Lakeside. Inspects and repairs minor and major issues in garage door cables, garage door opener, and garage door remote.
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12119 Woodside Ave

Lakeside, CA 92040

SOS Plumbers Lakeside CA

Tags: Plumbing Problems Lakeside CA , Tankless Water Heater Lakeside CA , SOS Plumbers Lakeside CA

(619) 717-8427

Last Updated:
June 2nd, 2014

Plumbing problems happen when we least need them, a toy gets flushed down the toilet and starts an overflow, or the clog just will not go down no matter what you do, call S.O.S. Plumbing & Rooter 619-717-8427 for emergency plumbing service in Lakesid...
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Serving Lakeside California

Lakeside, CA 92040

Locksmith Lakeside

Tags: Locksmith Lakeside

(619) 824-3174

Last Updated:
October 21st, 2013

Professional locksmith Lakeside will provide the right service you need in your lost car key. Expert in car lockout services and provides key replacement. Located in California.
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Laurel Street #A04

Lakeside, CA 92040

S.O.S. Plumbing & Rooter Lakeside CA

Tags: Sewer Drain Lakeside CA , Water Heater Lakeside CA , Leak Detection Lakeside CA

(619) 717-8427

Last Updated:
August 3rd, 2012

Water heater problems can really affect your family or business, if your water heater needs repair or service because it is leaking or will not light, we can usually be at your door in under an hour Serving San Diego County S.O.S. Plumbing & Rooter 6...
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Serving San Diego County Since 1974

Lakeside, CA 92040


How to Hire a Contractor in Lakeside CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Lakeside 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 Lakeside 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 Lakeside 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 Lakeside CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Lakeside 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 Lakeside 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 Lakeside CA

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