Protect yourself from unreliable and fraudulent service companies. Storm-Chaser Scam Artists only mean harm. Here are the top three tips to help you avoid their trap.
- Don't commit to the first bid. Talk with a few contractors before you decide which is best.
- Pay in installments. If the contractor requires full payment before they begin work, it is probably a scam. Wait until your satisfied with the finished job before you pay the total balance.
- Ask family and friends for trusted contractors. Check references and the Better Business Bureau for licensed contractors.