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Aquifer Driveway Gates Repair

Tags: garage door repair los angeles , garage door opener los angeles , garage door spring los angeles

(213) 955-7571

Last Updated:
February 22nd, 2018

Your All-in-One Garage Door Repair and Replacement Professionals
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1617 n fuller ave

Los Angeles, CA 90046

Los Angeles Hood Cleaning - Kitchen Exhaust Cleaners

Tags: hood cleaning

(213) 455-5499

Last Updated:
February 22nd, 2018

Hood System Cleaning in Los Angeles Grease can serve as fuel for a fire no matter what state itís in. Solid, liquid, and even as a vapor, grease is dangerous in your commercial kitchen, especially if you cook with an open flame. Hood system cleanin...
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3415 Beswick St

Los Angeles, CA 90023

Zerorez Los Angeles

Tags: Carpet Cleaning Service

(818) 881-5744

Last Updated:
February 15th, 2018

Rethink the way you clean your carpets! STOP cleaning with soaps and harsh detergents that fill your carpet with sticky, soil-attracting residue. Create a clean and healthy home. No Detergent or Chemical Residue for a longer lasting, healthier Clean ...
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7242 Reseda Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 91335

Appliance Repair Hollywood

Tags: appliance repair

(323) 201-2711

Last Updated:
February 14th, 2018

Appliance Repair Hollywood is your most reliable ally in home appliance services. Expect to receive value for money services from our skilled and experienced servicemen. Our company specializes in appliance installation, maintenance, repair and spare...
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5806 Waring Ave #3

Los Angeles, CA 90038

Appliance Repair Central LA

Tags: appliance repair

(213) 256-0019

Last Updated:
February 14th, 2018

Appliance Repair Central LA is your biggest chance to receive a world-class appliance repair service. Our repairmen are dependable, polite, friendly and professional to deal with. We have been doing a spectacular job of pleasing our customers, regard...
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301 S Western Ave #508

Los Angeles, CA 90020

Appliance Repair LA

Tags: appliance repair

(310) 294-3542

Last Updated:
February 14th, 2018

Appliance Repair LA has been brilliantly offering world-class home appliance services to residents in town. We have dependable professional servicemen that are experienced and skilled to handle problematic appliances. Our company specializes in handl...
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8637 W Pico Blvd #108

Los Angeles, CA 90035

Westwind Recovery - HQ

Tags: sober living

(866) 339-0967

Last Updated:
February 8th, 2018

A safe and vibrant sober living community for men and women in recovery
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640 S San Vicente Blvd, Suite # 410

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Curtain Wall

Tags: Curtain Wall System

(323) 452-1779

Last Updated:
February 7th, 2018

Architectural Glass & Metal Architectural glass and metal has gained a lot of popularity in the recent years, for their use in residential and commercial establishments. Widely used for decorating purposes, architectural glass and metal can be used t...
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3660 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90010

Fraser's Plumbing Co.

Tags: Plumbing

(323) 931-9262

Last Updated:
February 2nd, 2018

Fraser's plumbing services offers plumbing services for Household as well as commercial users. We have been providing affordable services in Los Angeles . You can contact us for any of the plumbing issues anytime as we are available 24 hours.Call us ...
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Los Angeles, CA 90016

New Age Construction & Remodeling

Tags: room addition los angeles

(855) 600-0013

Last Updated:
January 30th, 2018

New Age Home Construction and Remodeling in Los Angeles has done multiple room addition Los Angeles and an expert in kitchen remodel Los Angeles for over 18 whipping years. Ishai, the owner has become the bathroom/kitchen specialist of the company, a...
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2729 S Robertson Blvd #450

Los Angeles, CA 90034



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.