A+ Heating, Cooling & Electric, Inc.

Phone: 760-290-8327

Fax: 760-290-8330


1165 Linda Vista Dr. Suite 113

San Marcos, CA 92078

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Home Repairs & Residential Construction in San Diego

Are you working on a residential home construction project?

Home repairs and residential construction in San Diego can be extremely difficult to deal with.  Residential construction always seem to take more time and cost more than planned.  Repairs are often unexpected and can be expensive leading to a lot of stress.  Constantly wondering if the companies doing the work are trying to take advantage of you only intensifies stress levels. 

Fortunately there are some simple things you can look for that will help cut out a lot of the stress when finding and using someone for work on your home repairs.  Start by getting more than one residential construction estimate for each project and talk with each person giving the estimate.  Make sure to be as detailed as possible describing what needs to be done.  Not only will this eliminate confusion later but it also allows you to get a feeling for each company making your selection easier.

Tips to have the best experience with a contractor

Make sure to use San Diego companies that offer free estimates.  This might seem obvious, but many companies have found various reasons to attempt to justify charging for residential repair estimates.  When getting the construction estimates, always get them in writing.  Getting a company that offers upfront pricing, telling what you will pay before they start, is invaluable.  Getting this in a written estimate gives you peace of mind with the company you choose.

When evaluating the repair or construction estimates, watch for hidden fees and charges in them.  If nothing is stated, make sure to follow up with the company and get in writing that there won’t be any additional charges.

How much should you be paying for home repair work?

Of course, some residential jobs just can’t possibly be estimated before the work is started.  If that’s the case, the estimate should give an hourly rate for labor.  One suggestion is to get the bids to give you some estimates of labor and parts based on select home repairs that need to be made so have they are on equal levels.

Make sure when selecting a San Diego company that price isn’t the only factor in the decision.  There are many other things to consider in addition to price.  Once you have all the construction estimates, do your homework.  Search the internet to find reviews of each company you are considering.  Another great way to find references is using social media to see if anyone you know has used the residential repair companies and what their experience with them was.

Look into what they guarantee or warranty and for how long.  Finding a San Diego company that will do quality residential repair work and stand behind it can be worth a little extra money upfront.  For example, some companies will do free service calls on any work they perform.  This means if something does go wrong they will come and evaluate it for free.  This can be a huge benefit since many times if there is a problem it can be cheap and easy to fix.  In these instances the service call fee can be more expensive than the repair.  Having this benefit gives you the peace of mind that the company stands behind the construction work performed.

By following these suggestions, it’s possible to have either San Diego home construction work or residential repairs done with more confidence and much lower stress levels.