Contractor Fraud: Protect Yourself
Your home is likely the most expensive and valuable property you will own in your lifetime -it’s an investment and a lot of work. There’s always something to repair or improve and it’s often worth it to hire a professional. This is where most people call a contractor to do the work for them - but be cautious when seeking to hire someone for home improvements. Unfortunately there are scammers, and even legitimate contractors that just don’t care.
How to protect yourself:
- Choose a contractor who is on time and organized for your estimate appointment - this demonstrates a value for your time.
- Their estimate is detailed and makes sense. If you’re confused about what exactly the price represents… proceed with caution. As a consumer you have right to know what you’re paying for.
- They have a contractor’s license (you can verify its validity at http://www.cslb.ca.gov/), insurance, and a warranty.
- Lastly, common sense. If this person has no signage on their vehicle, no business card, their price is miles below everyone, or they are able to do the work much sooner than any other company - it’s time to ask yourself, “Why?”
Brooks Painting has been serving Yolo, Sacramento, Solano, and Placer counties since 1997, and would be proud to assist you with cabinet, residential and commercial painting projects. To schedule your free estimate call 530-753-5074.