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Local business listings for Livermore, CA

Valley Window & Gutter Cleaning

Tags: gutter cleaning

(925) 294-9549

Last Updated:
June 23rd, 2018

Need window cleaning, gutter cleaning & solar panel cleaning? Call Valley Window & Gutter Cleaning for residential & commercial window cleaning & gutter cleaning service in the Greater East Bay.
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4047 First Street #118

Livermore, CA 94551

Dave Voltz

Tags: Electrician

(925) 265-2125

Last Updated:
May 13th, 2018

At Voltz Energy, we are a family owned and operated business that specializes in providing the residents of Pleasanton, Livermore, Sunol, Dublin, and San Ramon, CA with high-quality electrical services. Whether you need assistance with a commercial o...
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2150 Portola Ave Suite D 146

Livermore, CA 94551

Stucco Supply Co

Tags: contractor

(925) 373-3496

Last Updated:
February 2nd, 2018

If you are looking for a high-quality stucco finish manufacturer in the San Jose area, look no further than our team at Stucco Supply Co! For more than 60 years, our family-owned and operated stucco company has served clients in the Bay area and has ...
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442 Longfellow Court Suite D

Livermore, CA 94550

580 Carpet Cleaning

Tags: carpet cleaners in Livermore

(925) 301-8562

Last Updated:
May 25th, 2017

Offering top grade professional carpet and commercial cleaning services in the Tri-Valley area, 580 Carpet Cleaning is a well trusted company operating in Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon and Alamo. We offering the following services to ou...
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1055 Innsbruck St.

Livermore, CA 94550

Air Control Mechanical

Tags: Heating

(925) 380-2771

Last Updated:
April 14th, 2017

Here at Air Control Mechanical our technicians and staff have been in the industry for over a decade. We Serve Livermore, CA and the entire Bay Area. We know that your time and money is important. Therefore, we are able to deliver AC repair and furna...
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164 Topaz Way

Livermore, CA 94550

Carpet Cleaning Livermore

Tags: Carpet Cleaning

(925) 201-6390

Last Updated:
June 28th, 2016

Our company is fully licensed and insured. We use state of the art equipment, green organic cleaning products. We employ skilled technicians to provide you with the best possible services available. In addition, because we know that not everyone in L...
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3025 Independence Drive Ste 200

livermore, CA 94551

locksmith livermore

Tags: locksmith

(925) 954-4351

Last Updated:
February 3rd, 2016

Locksmith professionals will not possess any kind of issues creating a substitute key if you'll require one particular. Furthermore, whenever calling an Emergency Locksmith, it's great to choose the one which values your time. And also the actual rea...
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5274 Theresa Way

Livermore, CA 94550

Air Duct Cleaning Livermore

Tags: air duct cleaning

(925) 738-2152

Last Updated:
January 29th, 2016

The most flexible team of air duct service provider in Livermore, California. Wide range services include both simple and complex vent cleaning and repair by expert residential Air Duct Cleaners.
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1001 Murrieta Boulevard #36

Livermore, CA 94550

Carpet Cleaning Livermore

Tags: carpet cleaning

(925) 350-5227

Last Updated:
November 23rd, 2015

Carpet cleaning contractor offers rug cleaning service and residential water damage to customers. Also offers professional stain removal in California.
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63 Meritage Common #185

Livermore, CA 94551

O.K. Heating and Air Conditioning

Tags: Air Conditioning Repair Walnut Creek

(925) 337-8319

Last Updated:
June 20th, 2015

We offer reliable service options for both commercial and residential properties with the most up to date knowledge and experience to handle all types of jobs including work with heat pumps, boilers, air conditioning units and more.
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4361 Technology Drive, Unit G

Livermore, CA 94551



How to Hire a Contractor in Livermore CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Livermore 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 Livermore 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 Livermore 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 Livermore CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Livermore 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 Livermore 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 Livermore CA

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