In the wake of a hurricane or even a tropical storm you’ll see a lot of contractors offering to help with repairs. Some are very reputable, some…not so much so. How do you avoid being scammed?

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety offers the following advice:

  • Be susipcious of any contractor who tries to rush you to make decisions, particularly if the repairs are not an emergency or the work is temporary
  • Immediately dismiss any contractor who claims to be backed by FEMA – they do not endorse indivdual contractors
  • Ask to see the contractor’s driver’s license – write down the license number and the license plate number of their vehicle
  • Never allow a contractor to discourage you from contacting your insurance company

You can see more of their advice here.

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