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Warning Signs When Hiring Contractors

The use of unqualified or unlicensed contractors often leads to unsafe and hazardous construction as well as additional cost, rework, and fines to the consumer. For example, the aftermath of a hurricane attracts unscrupulous and unlicensed contractors who follow disasters for the purpose of preying upon a community eager to rebuild.

The best way to safeguard against faulty and hazardous construction work is to make sure the contractor you hire has a valid contractor license. Do not allow unscrupulous people to take advantage of you because you are anxious to have your home repaired. Obtain more than one estimate and investigate the contractor’s qualifications.

The tips contained below are intended to assist you in getting value from the repairs made on your home or business and that all work is performed by qualified individuals, permits are obtained and inspections made.