There are many ways a contractor can rip you off. Over charging for materials, making repairs that are not needed and asking for too much money up front are common scenarios. Many homeowners trust a contractor at face value believing that they have your best at hart – but that is one of the biggest mistakes you can make!
Take a look at this clip that aired on the Anderson Cooper talk show on 2.17.13 to better understand the different types of situations you need to look out for. If you are looking to hire a contractor always make sure you get a second opinion and always ask enough questions to ensure that you know exactly what the contractor you are about to hire is about. Talk to past customers and make sure he has done the types of repairs you are about to hire him for in the past.
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