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Local business listings for Long Beach, CA

Affordable Blinds

Tags: Window Treatments

(800) 863-6109

Last Updated:
May 18th, 2018

Affordable Blinds can provide you roman shades that come in so many fabrics, styles, and textures that itís almost impossible not to find ones that easily blend well with your homeís interior. The choices are limitless. You can select your need and b...
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3333 East Spring Street Suite 127

Long Beach, CA 90806

Mark it Clean Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Tags: Water damage restoration Long Beach CA

(562) 726-2929

Last Updated:
April 23rd, 2018

Mark it Clean Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning provides a healthy indoor environment to all the customers by removing the indoor contaminants including dirt, odors, grime and irritants that results in allergic reactions. We provide services for Water d...
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520 W Willow St,

Long Beach, CA 90806

Movers Long Beach

Tags: moving company Long Beach

(562) 285-6822

Last Updated:
April 10th, 2018

Movers Long Beach provides top quality relocation services at really affordable prices. Our customers are pleased with work we do and do not hesitate to call us again when they need a pro. We are licensed to sell moving services and we offer sufficie...
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111 W Ocean Blvd #400

Long Beach, CA 90802

Appliance Repair Long Beach

Tags: appliances repair

(562) 232-4212

Last Updated:
April 4th, 2018

Appliance Repair Long Beach will not let you wait long for the appliance repair you need. It comes as a standard for us to work efficiently and complete the job fast. We offer washer and dryer service, refrigerator repair and more. Our specialists ca...
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421 W Broadway # 4128

Long Beach, CA 90802

Garage Door Virtuoso

Tags: garage door repair Long Beach

(310) 651-8640

Last Updated:
April 1st, 2018

If you no longer find your garage door attractive, why not do something about it, call on the services of Garage Door Virtuoso. We offer garage door installation and repairs. When you want effective and affordable garage door services, you can count ...
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944 Pacific Avenue, #244

Long Beach, CA 90813

A1 Keys Service Long Beach

Tags: Car Lockout

(562) 475-4713

Last Updated:
February 21st, 2018

A1 Keys Service Long Beach for more than 10 years is leading the locksmith industry in Long Beach, CA, We are provide the best locksmith services and we leave the customers happy after every single job, When you looking for the best locksmith in Long...
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1516 Ohio Ave

Long Beach, CA 90804

Lincoln Maids

Tags: house cleaning long beach

(888) 900-7864

Last Updated:
October 24th, 2017

Lincoln Maids is a full-service cleaning company servicing homes and apartments in Long Beach, California, and the rest of the Southern California suburbs.
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120 Roswell Ave. Unit 2

Long Beach, CA 90903

Sublime Fabrication LLC

Tags: Welding

(310) 809-1309

Last Updated:
October 5th, 2017

Sublime fabrication is a unique fabrication shop in Long Beach California offering general welding and fabrication we also design and build custom industrial furniture for residential and commercial use.
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1347 W 14th St

Long Beach, CA 90813

Cheap Long Beach Movers : Moving Company Long Beach

Tags: movers long beach

(562) 506-1162

Last Updated:
August 19th, 2017

Cheap Long Beach Moving Company has a 4 tons, 6 tons and 10 tons trucks available, so you can be confident that we can move all your furniture quickly and easily. Our experts will happily help pack up your home using bubble wrap, wrapping paper and b...
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4000 Long Beach Blvd, Suite 204

Long Beach, CA 90807

Total Equipment Rental, Inc.

Tags: Contractors Equipment Rental Los Angeles

(562) 595-6555

Last Updated:
August 7th, 2017

Total Equipment Rental, Inc. is a certified WBE (Womenís Business Enterprise) contractorís rental yard in Long Beach, CA that can quickly deliver construction and other heavy equipment across Southern California. One call to Total Equipment Rental do...
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2828 E. Spring St.

Long Beach, CA 90806



How to Hire a Contractor in Long Beach CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Long Beach 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 Long Beach 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 Long Beach 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 Long Beach CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Long Beach 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 Long Beach 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 Long Beach CA

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