MHR Update News & Beware of Storm Chasers – Helpful Tips on How To Select a Contractor

In response to the devastating storm caused by Hurricane Harvey, Modern Home Renovation is compiling a list of homeowners who are in need of renovation services.

To be placed on the list, please call 281-361-4409 or contact us. We will follow up with you as soon as possible.

Helpful Tips on How To Select a Contractor

BBB warns property owners affected by disaster, to beware of “travelers”— out-of-town contractors soliciting your business. They may use high pressure sales tactics, require full payment upfront or require you to get the necessary permits. Although not all “travelers” are scammers, they may lack the proper licensing for your area, offer quick fixes or make big promises they can’t deliver.

Before you hire a contractor, please do your research. Beware of fly-by-night contractors who take advantage of those who have already been victimized.

  • Don’t hire a contractor who asks you to pay for the entire job up-front.
  • Don’t settle for an oral agreement. Get a written and detailed contract.
  • Don’t pay in cash.
  • Be wary of door-to-door contractors.
  • Have a bid that is extremely low? Why?  

Do:

  • Verify business name, phone and address to prevent business identity theft.
  • Visit contractor office to verify your dealing with a company with local ties.
  • Check to see if contractor is licensed, insured and accredited by trade associations such as BBB.
  • Contact references so that you may hear from previous customers.

These are just a few tips to help you avoid unscrupulous contractors.

 

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