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Belt Sander Advisor

Tags: best belt sander

(310) 341-3870

Last Updated:
November 21st, 2017

Hello ,I am Belt Sander Advisor here to give you information about best belt sanders.Our company provides a good and affordable belt sanders to the customer.We have all types and brands of belt sanders.Our aim is to provide a good quality belt sander...
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3104 Doctors Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Appliance Repair Service Los Angeles

Tags: appliance repair

(323) 230-8844

Last Updated:
November 13th, 2017

We have a wide array of home appliance services that you can enjoy at low prices. From fridge repair to washer & dryer service, we can do it in a timely fashion. We do not waste any time in doing our job because we know how important your appliances ...
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7260 Hawthorn Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90046

Appliance Repair Culver City

Tags: appliances repair

(310) 439-5678

Last Updated:
November 6th, 2017

We provide efficient appliance services to keep your home running smoothly. Our technicians aim to successfully repair any type of appliance, from fridges and freezers to washers and dryers. As your leading repair specialists, we make it a priority t...
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11872 Washington Pl

Los Angeles, CA 90066

Reliable Remodeling Inc

Tags: Kitchen Remodeling Los Angeles

(855) 801-0739

Last Updated:
October 12th, 2017

Are you planning to renovate your existing house or planning to build an outstanding new custom home? Reliable Remodeling are outstanding custom home builders that concentrate on high-end remodeling for existing home and constructing new custom homes...
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3520 Overland Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90034

Y And C Construction

Tags: kitchen improvement Southern California

(855) 378-7937

Last Updated:
September 6th, 2017

We provide expert home remodeling solutions, including kitchen improvement and bathroom remodeling in Southern California. Get in touch with us today!
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12047 Califa St Los Angeles, CA 91607

Los Angeles, CA 91607

Best and fast Water Damage Los Angeles

Tags: water damage restoration

(310) 923-9979

Last Updated:
August 25th, 2017

**24/7 Emergency Service Water damage restoration: We offer water damage repair & restoration services. Emergency water damage service by certified techs Best and fast Water Damage Los Angeles is ready and available to handle all things related to...
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6201 Hollywood Blvd

los angeles, CA 90028

MY BEST CARPET CLEANING

Tags: CARPET CLEANING

(213) 374-0889

Last Updated:
August 18th, 2017

While lying on the carpeting in your home, do you ever feel your skin is irritated or itchy? The reason why you may experience itchy or irritated skin is because the carpeting may have allergens like dust mites and other pollutants hiding within the ...
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909 S Hill St unit b7

Los Angeles, CA 90015

STN Vinyl Fencing

Tags: Vinyl Fencing

(818) 521-3423

Last Updated:
August 6th, 2017

STN Vinyl Fencing is an established and reputable family owned business. Here we understand how important your home environment is to you, and that is why we care for each our customer's needs as if they were our own. STN Vinyl Fencing is equipped wi...
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8808 Wyngate street Sunland, CA 91040

Los Angeles, CA 91040

Nice and Cool Inc

Tags: HVAC

(310) 730-6339

Last Updated:
July 29th, 2017

Nice And Cool INC Heating and Cooling knows what it takes to keep you cool all summer long. Call or click today to learn more.
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2860 S. Robertson Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90035

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



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.