While the majority of home repair contractors are honest and reputable, unfortunately there are people and businesses who prey on consumers after a disaster. When talking with potential contractors, be sure to:
- Ask about their experience – Ideally, the contractor should have at least five years of experience. Ask about projects they’ve done that are similar to yours.
- Verify their insurance – Make sure the contractor has liability insurance and workers’ compensation coverage.
- Request references – Ask for names and contact information of previous customers who would be willing to talk with you about their experience with the contractor.
- Check with the Better Business Bureau or other consumer organizations to find out if the contractor has a record of complaints about workmanship, cost over-runs or other issues.
- Verify a Business Physical Location – Avoid businesses that have only a P.O. Box or contractors that have recently moved into the area.
So this is it. I hope this article helps you.