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Local business listings for Los Angeles, CA

DLB Antique & Vintage Rugs

Tags: moroccan rug

(323) 443-8787

Last Updated:
July 27th, 2017

DLB Vintage & Antique Rugs is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers antique rugs and carpets carpets in the world. We have been a leader in this category for the last five decades and continue to be the center of attraction in the design com...
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4444 N La Jolla Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Fruchtman and Associates

Tags: HVAC

(310) 915-6110

Last Updated:
July 3rd, 2017

Fruchtman and Associates is a Consulting Engineering firm specializing in design, consulting, expert witness, and forensic engineering services. Our areas of expertise include heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing and fire protectio...
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11315 Washington Place

Los Angeles, CA 90066

Live Smart Homes

Tags: Room addition

(844) 603-8005

Last Updated:
July 3rd, 2017

Live Smart Homes has been providing home renovation services to the greater Los Angeles and Orange county area. We always provide our clients with total project management. In LA and Orange county, we have a reputation for integrity and customer sati...
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5042 Whilshire BLVD # 113

Los Angeles, CA 90036

SoCal Best Electrician

Tags: electricians Los Angeles

(424) 245-1471

Last Updated:
June 17th, 2017

If you are experiencing any kind of difficulty discovering quality electrical workers who are neighbourhood to you in Los Angeles, look no further. At SoCal Best Electrician, we administer both nearby property holders and organizations with the most ...
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12037 San Vicente Blvd Suite B

Los Angeles, CA 90049

24NOW Water Damage Flood Repairs

Tags: water damage restoration

(424) 245-1468

Last Updated:
June 16th, 2017

24NOW Water Damage Flood Repairs is your one stop solution to all your water damage and flood repairs. Operating on a large scale and dealing in different kinds of services, at 24NOW Water Damage Flood Repairs, we make sure we resolve your water prob...
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11699 San Vicente Blvd. office 498

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Lindsey Rose plumbing

Tags: plumber

(740) 381-6342

Last Updated:
June 5th, 2017

Plumbing Repair and Maintenance Services Include: Plumbing Bathroom Repair: Toilet, Sink, Faucet and Fixture Repair and Replacement. Same Day Electric and Gas Water Heater Repair and Replacement. Leaky, Cracked or Frozen Pipes that Burst — All Pipe M...
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2902 Jett Lane

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Fast Best Plumber

Tags: plumbers near me

(424) 239-7856

Last Updated:
May 29th, 2017

Call Fast Best Plumber when you want professional quality plumbing services in or near Los Angeles. No matter if it’s just a clogged drain or a whole new water line installation, we have specialized professionals to do it for you. We offer you the be...
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113060 San Vicente Blvd Unit 2

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Classy Glass Shower Doors

Tags: shower doors near me

(424) 239-6231

Last Updated:
May 23rd, 2017

CLASSY GLASS SHOWER DOORS LOS ANGELES has been serving Los Angeles for several years now. It is the number one company that provides the best quality of glass shower doors. We specialize in custom glass work, glass bathroom shower door installation, ...
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11699 San Vicente Blvd. unit498c

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Attic Cleaning Los Angeles

Tags: attic blow insulation los angeles

(844) 325-3800

Last Updated:
May 6th, 2017

Attic Cleaning Los Angeles proudly serves communities throughout Southern California in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties. We perform crawl space cleaning, decontamination and insulation, as well as full cleanouts of attic space for all types ...
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PO Box 2226

Los Angeles, CA 91343

Carpet Cleaning Los Angeles

Tags: Los Angeles Carpet Cleaning

(323) 275-4965

Last Updated:
April 7th, 2017

Carpet Cleaning Los Angeles has a solution to all your cleaning needs in Irvine, whether you want to clean your carpets and area rugs, the upholstery, air ducts for your air conditioning system or the dryer vent, your tiles and grouts, and all your h...
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8543 Cashio St #1

Los Angeles, CA 90035



How to Hire a Contractor in Los Angeles CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles CA

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