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Local business listings for Pasadena, CA

High Speed Rooter & Plumbing

Tags: pasadena plumber

(213) 949-4202

Last Updated:
May 16th, 2018

Pasadena Plumbing Experts Are you dealing with a recurring plumbing issue? Have you put off calling in or help because you’re unsure of who to turn to? There is no need for you to struggle alone with your plumbing issues, and when it comes to findi...
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2100 E Foothill Blvd, Floor 1

Pasadena, CA 91107

Alike Driveway Gates Repair

Tags: garage door repair pasadena , garage door opener pasadena , garage door spring pasadena

(626) 774-8071

Last Updated:
February 24th, 2018

Your All-in-One Garage Door Repair and Replacement Professionals
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545 N Holliston Ave

Pasadena, CA 91106

Appliance Repair Pasadena

Tags: appliances repair

(626) 219-7134

Last Updated:
February 18th, 2018

Appliance Repair Pasadena is the metro’s dedicated appliance service provider. From washer and dryer service to repair of kitchen appliances, we got you covered. We pride ourselves in having an extensive experience that allows us to fix problems effe...
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866 N Lake Ave #1013

Pasadena, CA 91104

Pasadena Replacement Window Pros

Tags: Window installation service

(626) 658-2098

Last Updated:
December 29th, 2017

Pasadena Replacement Windows and Doors are the most important accessory of your Pasadena home. Besides serving all their essential functions, they add to the personality of your living space. There is the right door and a right window for every part ...
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2254 Mountain St

Pasadena, CA 91104

Pasadena Replacement Windows

Tags: Pasadena Replacement Window Pros

(626) 658-2098

Last Updated:
December 28th, 2017

Pasadena Replacement Windows and Doors are the most important accessory of your Pasadena home. Besides serving all their essential functions, they add to the personality of your living space. There is the right door and a right window for every part ...
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2254 Mountain St

Pasadena, CA 91104

LOS ANGELES MOVING COMPANIES

Tags: MOVING COMPANIES

(313) 520-6222

Last Updated:
February 2nd, 2017

We are Los Angeles based company that specializes in moving services from/to Los Angeles. We help customers move California-wide – from Los Angeles to any city or town in California. We also help out customers move from anywhere in California to ...
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6 E California Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91105

Moving companies California

Tags: Moving companies

(313) 520-6221

Last Updated:
January 24th, 2017

We are California based company that specializes in moving services from/to California. We help customers move California-wide – to any city or town in California. We also help out customers move from anywhere in California. We provide professiona...
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230 E California Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91106

Pasadena Best Pest Control

Tags: pest problem

(626) 986-3447

Last Updated:
January 3rd, 2017

Pasadena Best Pest Control knows that needing pest control and extermination services is not something anyone wants to deal with. However the key to getting rid of mice, rats, bed bugs or cockroaches, just to name a few is to do the job right the fi...
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115 W California Boulevard #1033

Pasadena, CA 91105

Locksmith Services CA

Tags: Locksmith Services CA

(586) 808-1564

Last Updated:
December 18th, 2016

Locksmith Services CA provides a lock change service at reliable price & in a less time. Get your problematic locks and doors repaired from local repair services.
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132A Marengo Avenue

Pasadena, CA 91101

Shipping Container Depot

Tags: Industrial Equipment Supplier

(626) 765-9446

Last Updated:
September 7th, 2016

Shipping Container Depot is a leading supplier of used shipping containers and storage containers for sale at wholesale prices. Our inventory includes steel, metal, and refurbished cargo and freight containers. We are located in Pasadena, California....
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40 N Altadena Dr #201

Pasadena, CA 91107



How to Hire a Contractor in Pasadena CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Pasadena 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena CA

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

Accidents happen to even the best Pasadena 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena CA

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