Don’t get scammed in post-disaster repairs

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LINCOLN Parish (4/30/19) The Lincoln parish Sheriff’s Office is offering tips on selecting a contractor for your post-disaster home repairs.

LPSO provided the following list of tips to use that may help you avoid being taken advantage of.

These tips include:
-Obtain references from people you know
-Ask your contractor for references
-Make sure that your contractor is licensed and insured
-Agree on completion criteria prior to hiring
-If your contractor asks for payment in advance, only pay a portion
-Confirm that quality materials are used and verify satisfactory completion
For more guidelines for choosing a contractor as well as warning signs to be aware of, please visit http://www.iaqa.org/…/tips-for-hiring-a-contractor-natural…/ for additional information.

Also, don’t forget that you can go to www.lslbc.louisiana.gov to find out if a contractor is licensed.

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