The Best Welders in Bakersfield CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire
Welding contractors in Bakersfield CA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are the welders that have exceeded the minimum California regulatory standard. They are the ones proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for value and ability, carry liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who use only employees legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them for welding in Bakersfield CA, including portable welding, arc welding, aluminum welding, stainless steel welders, structural welding, heavy equipment welders, and more.
Updated December 31, 2016
The Best Welders in Bakersfield CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire
The state of California requires welding contractors in Bakersfield CA to be licensed by the state such as with the specialty C60 license for welding, which requires passing an exam.
But the license for welders is no guarantee that any particular fabrication shop or welding contractor in Bakersfield CA is even competent in all forms of welding including such as the more difficult stainless steel or aluminum welding, is doing business honestly, delivering value, or satisfying customers.
This makes it all the more significant that all welding contractors in Bakersfield CA who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified state license, verified worker's comp and liability insurance, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.
Before hiring a welding contractor, verify the welder has experience welding exactly your kind of material for exactly your kind of project because there are different kinds of welding and many ways to make a weld including stick welding, mig welding, mag welding, arc welding, plasma arc welding, laser welding, pulse yag laser welding, and electron beam welding. They require different equipment (welding rigs) and materials. Some processes cause sparks and others do not even require extra heat.
Some Welding Contractors in Bakersfield CA Are A Better Value Than Others
Some welding services in Bakersfield CA only know how to do simple welding, with little expertise as fabricators for exotic metals and alloys like stainless steel welding, cast iron, monel, and inconel welders. Others can weld, but lack the specific expertise in doing so for steam pipe welding, boiler welding, welding for pipe fitting, mechanical piping for natural gas, condenser water piping and welding for process piping, heavy equipment welding. So it's important to identify your exact needs to the potential welder and then ask questions about what previous work they've done that exactly matches what you need.
Some welders work as fabricators in their own shop only, while others provide portable welding services, in which case you want one with liability insurance and workers comp insurance for your protection since you could otherwise be liable for any accident or an injury on your property.
It can also be a good idea to ask the welding contractor to describe to you what tools and equipment he will need for your specific job, such as the kind of welding rods to be used, R, S or U stamps, and the kind of welding to be performed, such as mig welding, stick welding, mag welding, arc welding, plasma arc welding, laser welding, pulse yag laser welding, electron beam welding. Hearing confident and knowledgable answers is an indication of experience doing the specific kind of welding service you are looking for. Of course, getting conflicting answers from more than one welder in Bakersfield CA identifies potential issues that one of them might have.
Questions to Ask Welders in Bakersfield CA
When it comes to welders in Bakersfield CA, ask some questions about the abilities, experience, and credentials of welding contractors you're considering hiring.
• How long have they been in business as welders in Bakersfield CA?
• How much practical experience does the welding contractor have with your specific material? Different metals require different experience, techniques and equipment.
• Can the welder give you names and numbers of clients who had similar welding needs who you can call as references? (All welding contractors in Bakersfield CA bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report so you don't have to.)
• How does the welding contractor determine pricing?
• Can the portable welding contractor vouch that all employees sent to your property are legal to work in the U.S.? (All welders in Bakersfield CA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report -TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)
• Does the portable welder have active workers' compensation and liability insurance? (All welding companies in Bakersfield CA bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already shown proof of insurance to research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report.)
• Does the welder provide a written warranty?
• Do they own all the equipment that will be used, or will they rent it any of it? Rentals may not always be consistently available and can cause time delays.
When you've chosen the best welding contractor in Bakersfield CA for your needs, make sure they are properly licensed with the state of California. (All welding contractors in Bakersfield CA bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their license verified by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report.)
Resources About Welding in Bakersfield CA
The following is a list of trade associations and publications relevant to welding in Bakersfield CA.
Regulatory Bodies & Trade Associations for Welders in Bakersfield CA
CSLB Contractors State License Board
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs
AWS (American Welding Society)
EWI (Edison Welding Institute)
FMA (Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International)
PMA (Precision Metalforming Association)
RWMA (Resistance Welding Manufacturers Association)
WRC (Welding Research Council)
GAWDA (Gases and Welding Distributors Association)
Publications Relevant to Welding in Bakersfield
Practical Welding Today Magazine
Welding Design & Fabrication
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