Writer: Curt Wohleber, University of Missouri Extension; Story source: Brenda Procter, Associate Extension Professor, Personal Financial Planning, University of Missouri Extension
When storms, floods and other disasters leave damaged homes in their path, local contractors often get more business than they can handle. In many cases, out-of-town contractors will arrive in force to pick up the slack.
Think twice and exercise caution before accepting the services of an out-of-town contractor, advises a University of Missouri Extension family financial education specialist.
“Depending on the damage, you may want to make temporary repairs and wait for local contractors who will be there to guarantee their work,” said Brenda Procter…
For warning signs, precautions you should take, and information that should be included on a good contract, see the full version of this article athttp://missourifamilies.org/features/consumerarticles/contractorfraud.htm