SAN DIEGO, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ — Californians who have been struck by the tragedies of the wildfires have many resources online to use when they are ready to begin rebuilding their homes and their lives. In addition to searching Google, homeowners can also visit an online referral service such as CalFinder (http://www.calfinder.com) or All Around the Home (http://www.allaroundthehome.com/ca/).
To check a contractor's license status, visit California's Contractors State License Board at http://www.cslb.ca.gov/.
More than half a million people have been evacuated from their homes due to the California wildfires, and still many people do not know if and to what extent their houses and neighborhoods are damaged.
The best plan is to start thinking now about what needs to be done for these houses and neighborhoods. Contractors will surely be busy helping to rebuild homes after these fires cease. These October wildfires are the most destructive wildfires California has seen in four years and many experienced contractors in the state of California understand what needs to be done and can sympathize with residents.
All Around the Home (mentioned above), which profiles home improvement contractors, is a site where homeowners can read pertinent home improvement articles on such topics as tips on landscaping, estimating costs of a remodeling project, and popular choices in home features.
CalFinder (also mentioned above) is a California-based company that matches homeowners with pre-screened contractors depending on criteria homeowners need. The service (http://www.calfinder.com/remodeling/contractors) started out serving the San Francisco Bay area and recently expanded to Southern California. The service walks homeowners through the design process, helps homeowners select the best materials and products for their home, and includes a contract evaluation to help homeowners make sure the contractor is the right fit for them.
CalFinder is a member of All Around the Home, a national online directory where homeowners can contact a contractor for the service they need such as general remodeling (http://www.allaroundthehome.com/remodeling/general/) and in return, will receive a free estimate from that contractor.
Southern California is an area known for its beautiful homes, where residents have put much time and work into making their houses dream homes. Consider using these online resources to save time when looking for a quality contractor to help you rebuild the home of your dreams.
SOURCE All Around the Home
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