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"From the initial consult through to the completion of the project, the folks at NE
were extremely professional, courteous and prompt in their" communications. The project was completed on time. Even though they forgot to do a few very minor things (reattach a few handles, window treatments, etc), they quickly came out once notified to make sure everything was completed, which we appreciated. While we did receive a number of quotes that were less than what we ended up paying (hence the B score), we decided to go with a more reputable company. We were happy with the choice.

-Stephen K.

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to do the lead testing on my rental property due to his having good reputation in Angie's list. I was impressed in the" excellent service he provided. He thoroughly checked every wall, doors and windows. He explained everything while he was doing the inspection. It took him hours to finish everything. I will definitely hire him again to do the lead inspection on my other property. Thanks,

-Anabelle L.

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Millions of homes built before 1978 still contain lead paint. EPA guidelines now mandate safe cleaning practices for lead paint removal, but not all contractors follow the rules.

While it can seem like an unnecessary expense, an egress window with dimensions that meet local building codes should be added. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Dale R. of Detroit)
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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had

I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.

I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.

That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.


You have to put your self in the shoes of a business that is in business to turn a profit of some sort. All businesses have different overhead which in turn decides what their bottom line would be on their services. I personally would not go with an unlicensed professional for this type of install. You are messing with gas, venting issues, electrical wiring{electric water heater} and updated code issues such as a drain pan and tempature and relief drain lines for heaters that currently do not have them. I do agree that there are some companies that are way out of line for their installs but most of these companies are the really big companies that have very high overheads  I would assume. Tank type water heaters have changed over the last several years and with these safety changes come bigger prices. The price of steel thanks to China is skyrocketing and tank type water heaters are made of steel. Most wholesale plumbing supply companies cannot match what the big box stores are selling at retail to consumers. I happen to think from research that heaters such as Rheem, Bradford White and AOSmith who have been in business forever make a better product than what you can buy in the big box outlets. You also have to take in consideration the location of the water heater that is being replaced. Is it in the house, basement, garage or attic. Most 40 and 50 gallon water heaters that are purchased in a plumbing wholesale store in Texas cost between 300-340 for a 6 year warranty heater with 6 year on parts and tank. Speaking of warranty. Most big box companies will take a least 24 hours to a week to get your warranty problem taken care of. Most reputable plumbing companies will give same day service if they installed the heater.

So lets break down a typical install at cost to a licensed plumber in Texas

Heater: $315, water shut off $6.50, water flex lines or unions to code $20, gas flex line and cut off to code $12, misc fittings $15, Total $368.50 Lets add a 35% profit which is some what low  for a business $129, Total 497.50

This doesnt  include permits, pan and drain or any venting issues. The vent must go from the heater to the outside of roof using double wall vent.

Cost of permit on average $60

Most plumbing companies allow for 3 hours of time for a water heater. This includes picking the new one up. Delivering out to house. Draining and removing old water heater. Hauling off old heater. Installing new heater up to code. Going down to city and pulling permit.

Average Labor charges for heater installs $400

That would make this install run without extras on any code issues $957.50

I just had a 50 gallon gas water heater installed in my house for $1200 but I needed a pan installed. I used a licensed plumber.




Todd said it best.

An itemized list / cost breakdown, more often than not is used against the contractor when it is shared with other builders who will then beat it.

Good contractors use good people, and good people cost more.  Just the cost of having the appropriate insurance / bond can be the difference between winning a job or losing it ot a 'lower bid'.

It is the rule of three; there is Good, Cheap and Fast.  You can have any two:  Good and Cheap, won't be Fast; Good and Fast, won't be Cheap;  Cheap and Fast, won't be Good!

When comparing bids, it isn't the cheapest or the 'nicest' person you should select.   You should understand why there is a large price difference (it shows there are gaps in your design program or what you have asked for specifically, which means there may be arguments later).  If most of the bids are in line, and one is way high or way low,  you want to know why before dismissing or selecting them.

A price-only decision almost always costs more in the long run. 

Good luck!

Lead Paint Removal reviews in Manchester


I had a big ice dam on my roof this past winter.
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first sent someone out to evaluate the problem. A proposal was sent to me in just a few days. I had some questions and the staff answered them all before I signed the agreement. They did the job very well. The technicians were professional, did the work, and cleaned up each day. If all goes as planned, I will not have an ice dam next winter!
- Barbara M.

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came to our house on time and in a very professional manner performed multiple tests for lead paid all over our house both inside and in some places outside. He also tested our garden shed in the backyard. After few days I received via email a very comprehensive report with all the details. The only reason I gave "B" grade for price is because $400 is on the higher end of what I was expecting for such a testing especially considering that regular inspections oscillate between $400 - 600 but it was definitely worth it for the quality of the overall service.
- Wojciech G.

I contacted
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on a Thursday afternoon. By Friday morning I already had the estimate in hand.
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beat me to the property and I was a bit early to the appointment. I experienced prompt, professional service at every point of contact.
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was thorough and reassuring, and at no time did I feel like he was trying to sell me on any extra services, he was providing his honest, expert opinion.
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came out at short notice and gave me peace of mind. I will definitely be using them in the future.
- Tia T.

My wife and I were doing painting work on our house and unfortunately, we left some painters tape on for too long and pulled up some of the existing paint. Since our house was built in the 1960's we had no way of knowing what may contain lead paint. We contacted
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via email through Angie's List 2 hours after his listed business hours. Not expecting any response until the following day, we were pleasantly surprised when
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called us a few minutes later. We arranged a visit for the following morning, 13 hours later.
The next day, we had some terrible rain, causing traffic jams all over the major roads. This did not stop
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from being precisely on time, despite having to drive a bit to our house.
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proceeded to conduct an extremely thorough exam of our property and delivered a written report within two days. Throughout the entire exchange
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acted with respect and professionalism. I'd highly recommend this quality service provider.
- Jeffrey S.

Went very well.
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and his crew were very personable and accommodating. Kept me updated on the process of the work throughout, and completed everything quickly. Carpentry work was done professionally where trim was to be replaced, I could not tell what was new and what was original.
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is very knowledgeable and gave great and honest recommendations regarding the windows and carpentry work to be performed. The apartment was spotless when the work was completed and dust wipes passed on first inspection. I would hire again.
- Victoria L.

Quality/Professionalism - As other reviewers have said,
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provided a great service and was very professional. Our house is three stories and
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probably spent seven hours at the house doing readings on all different surfaces. He was very kind and explained to me in detail what he was doing. He also provided insight on other questions I had regarding how to hire a quality painter. Overall, I learned a lot from
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and was pleased with the report and recommendations he provided.
Price - I liked that
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told me upfront that the cost would be $1000 (due to size of house) and that there was not a
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of this going up. I have worked with other service providers who have added additional fees and there was none of this with
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. Considering he was at our house for seven hours and then provided a report, I felt $1000 was a good price.
Responsiveness -
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was very responsive to my questions via phone prior to me booking the service.
Punctuality -
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was very communicative about timing. He was coming from another appointment a bit farther away. Initially he gave me a timeframe (between 9-10), but he called to say traffic was bad and it would be more like 10:15. I felt he was very good in communicating his timing, which I appreciated. He was also quick in providing his report after the inspection (3 days later).

- Elise W.

Excellent quality. Highly responsive to our questions and preferences. Worked with us to come up with the best options based on cost, appearance, and our long term plans. Highly recommend.
- Geren S.

Called to schedule the repair on 6/11. Service tech was out on 6/12. He fixed dryer heating element and installed a new vent hose (in a difficult corner). Happy with the service.

Lead Abatement Contractors in Manchester, NH

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7700 Congress Ave

Alchemy Lead Management

189 Kelley Street

Artistic Exteriors

PO Box 333

B&A Construction LLC

341 SIlver Lake Rd

Daniel Baldwin Builders

25 Blossom Street

DN Plastering

22 Lincoln Ave.

Donovan Painting

209 Washington St

Dr. Fix It

49 Salem St

Enright John

10 St Lukes Rd


639 Washington St

Erickson Construction Co., Inc.

38 David Drive


615 Prospect Street

MET General Contracting Inc

25 Greeley Street

MKJ Construction

8 Craven Ter


636 Howe Street

Ringlein Independent Painting

11 wentworth st

RP Management

120 Main Street

Russell Towle Roofing LLC

82 Water St



Sankaty Group Inc

2 Jackson Rd

Steamatic Inc

11 Leonardo Dr

Streamline Remodeling

210 Prospect St

Tassie Carpentry and Drywall

65 Coburn Woods

The Carpenters

99 Coburn Woods

Tim Terragni Carpentry

66 Long Pond Rd

Titan Lead Testing

PO Box 760709

V.I.P Services

4728 Scotts Mill Ct

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