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Dans pool & spa service

Tags: Pool service

(562) 619-9695

Last Updated:
January 7th, 2017

Swimming Pool Service & Repair If you are looking for consistency, reliability and a commitment to quality, you’re in the right place. Referrals from our satisfied customers have driven our growth. Call us today and experience the difference for y...
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4726 Josie Ave

Lakewood, CA 90713

Lakewood Garage Door Repair

Tags: Lakewood Garage Door Repair

(562) 485-6180

Last Updated:
November 14th, 2016

Lakewood Garage Door Repair is trusted source for garage door services, installation and maintenance. We five fast, friendly, quality service.
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5250 Fidler Avenue

Lakewood, CA 90712

Lakewood Garage Door Repair

Tags: Lakewood Garage Door Repair

(562) 485-6180

Last Updated:
November 14th, 2016

Lakewood Garage Door Repair is trusted source for garage door services, installation and maintenance. We five fast, friendly, quality service.
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5250 Fidler Avenue

Lakewood, CA 90712

Lakewood Water Damage Restoration

Tags: Lakewood Water Damage Restoration

(562) 583-1060

Last Updated:
May 11th, 2016

Welcome to Lakewood Water Damage Restoration , locally owned and operated restoration company. Our office located at 5445 Del Amo Blvd #104 Lakewood CA 90712 (Across the street from Baskin Robbins). Our team specialize in water and fire restoration, ...
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5445 Del Amo Blvd #104

Lakewood, CA 90712

Solar Panels Company Lakewood CA

Tags: Solar Panels Company Lakewood CA

(562) 297-0007

Last Updated:
March 6th, 2016

Lookig for solar panels company Lakewood CA we specialize in solar panels contractors Lakewood, solar energy solutions Lakewood, new installation and repair Lakewood, solar panels installation Lakewood, Servicing Lakewood, CA 90712 and surround citie...
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5245 Clark Avenue

Lakewood, CA 90712

Gate Repair Lakewood

Tags: Gate Repair Lakewood

(562) 444-5631

Last Updated:
February 8th, 2016

Lakewood CA garage door service, Lakewood opener repair, Lakewood Broken spring replacement, Lakewood maintenance, provided from 5301 Clark Avenue Lakewood CA 90712 visit our website: http://garagedoorrepairlakewoodca.com/
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24165 La Hermosa Avenue

Lakewood, CA 90712

Roofing Lakewood CA

Tags: Roofing Lakewood CA

(562) 297-0007

Last Updated:
January 14th, 2016

Need Roofing Lakewood CA we specialize in roofing contractors Lakewood, roofer in Lakewood, rain gutters Lakewood, solar panels installation Lakewood, Servicing Lakewood, CA 90712 and surround cities roofinglakewoodca.com for more info.
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5245 Clark Avenue

Lakewood, CA 90712

Garage Door Repair Lakewood

Tags: Garage Door Repair Lakewood

(562) 448-6133

Last Updated:
October 2nd, 2015

Garage Door Repair Lakewood CA offers repair, emergency service, steel garage doors, wood garage doors, and garage door openers for your home. We specialize in installation, repair, and service to commercial and residential locations.
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4930 Verdura Ave

Lakewood, CA 90712

Appliance Repair Lakewood CA

Tags: Appliance Repair Lakewood CA

(562) 732-4875

Last Updated:
September 16th, 2015

Appliance Repair Lakewood CA Company offers oven repair in Lakewood, California. We also provide premium appliance service for all brands! Contact us today and get free pre-estimate for appliance repair services, get factory trained experts.
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5034 Camerino St

Lakewood, CA 90712

Carpet Cleaning Lakewood

Tags: Carpet Cleaning Service

(562) 565-6657

Last Updated:
August 10th, 2015

Carpet cleaning contractor in Lakewood providing comprehensive cleaning services for carpets, rugs and floors. Expert home carpet cleaning will ensure health and safety inside your house.
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12750 centralia st #912

Lakewood, CA 90715



How to Hire a Contractor in Lakewood CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Lakewood 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 Lakewood 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 Lakewood 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 Lakewood CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Lakewood 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 Lakewood 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 Lakewood CA

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