Find and Hire The Best Contractors

If you own a home, you know that disaster could strike at any time. Whether the emergency involves water intrusion, fire damage or mold, one thing is for sure – having unexpected damage in your home is stressful. The most important thing is protecting your investment and knowing that the damage will be taken care of quickly and professionally by reputable contractors who have your best interest in mind.

So, how do you find the best contractors in Southern California? The following are 5-steps to help you find the right restoration contractor.


Ask friends, coworkers and family for referrals.

Ask your inner circle of friends, colleagues and family members if they or anyone they know have used a contractor they were happy with and whom they would recommend.

Check credentials. Ensure the contractor is licensed, bonded and insured.

Once  you  find  a  good  contractor,  don’t be afraid to ask them for references, even if they were referred to you. Take a few minutes to call each of the references. To check a contractor’s license, you can visit the Contractor State License Board’s website  ( to verify contractors you hire are licensed and their license is current. It is important that any contractor you hire carry both worker’s compensation and general liability insurance so that you are covered should any issues arise with their work or any injuries result while they are on your property.

Interview more than one contractor and ask questions. 

How long have they been in business? Have they worked on projects like yours before? Do they have references? Do they use subcontractors? If so, for what part of the job? What is the total time they estimate it will take to complete your repairs?

Do not base your decision on price alone. 

While your insurance can recommend a contractor, as a homeowner, it’s ultimately your decision as to who you hire. Hiring a contractor you can trust and one that you feel comfortable having in your home for an extended period of time is important. Two-way communication is also key to the success of your home restoration project. Your contractor should be responsive and able to answer any questions you ask.

Get quotes in writing.

Pay attention to the expiration date of any quotes you receive from general contractors as the quoted price may only be valid for a short or specified time. Don’t risk trying to get a contractor to honor a verbal quote you received for your repair project.

Keep in mind that time is of the essence especially when emergency damage happens. Finding a reputable contractor is something you must do quickly when unexpected home emergencies arise and the quicker the contractor proceeds with restoration, the less damage you’ll have to your home!

SOS Solutions is Southern California property owners’ most trusted Contractor Network for hiring qualified, reputable and trustworthy contractors when emergency damage happens.

If you have a plumbing leak or your home is damaged by water, mold or a fire in Southern California, call SOS Solutions for free help in scheduling all of the contractor services you need. Save yourself time in hiring contractors that have already been verified and vetted by experienced professionals for:

  • Emergency Services
  • Sewage Clean-Up
  • Water Restoration Services
  • Asbestos Abatement & Asbestos Removal
  • Lead Removal
  • Mold Remediation & Mold Removal
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Smoke Deodorization
  • Water Damage Repairs
  • Home Reconstruction & Home Repairs




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