Water Damaged Furnaces| Chicago Ridge, Cicero, Westchester

September 1st, 2014

Does anyone remember the huge rainstorms we had this past summer? For many people those storms are now a distant memory, but for far too many homeowners, there is still recovery in progress. The problem is that hundreds of homes suffered severe flooding, and in the process the HVAC systems were damaged. Replacing these units can become costly, and for many families, the furnace still needs to be swapped out. With winter quickly approaching, there isn’t much time left to get your family ready before the temperatures start to drop. At the very least, the furnace must be inspected before you turn it on, and if you neglect to do so, your home could suffer a much more devastating disaster than a little water in the basement. Read the rest of this entry »

Attic Insulation Scams 101| Midlothian, Homewood, Worth

August 31st, 2014

The home improvement contracting industry is one of the most popular industries for scam artists to target. This isn’t new information for most people, but there is one service in this industry that is often exploited that many consumers may not know about. We are talking about attic insulation services, and the scam artists that abuse this industry have worked up some very sneaky tactics to maximize their profits and minimize services. It is the illegitimate contractors and companies that perform these devious practices that make it so hard for consumers to find a company that they can really trust. Four Seasons wants to help you choose wisely, so here we have pointed out some of the tactics used by fraudulent companies. Read the rest of this entry »

Consumer Rights When Hiring Contractors| Villa Park, Homer Glen

August 30th, 2014

As you plan for your home repair/improvement project, it is important to ask the right questions in order to protect your investment.  The tips in this fact sheet should allow you to protect yourself as a consumer and minimize the possibility that a misunderstanding may occur.

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Chicago BBB Warns of Deceptive Air Duct Cleaners| Northlake, Oak Park

August 29th, 2014

The Chicago Better Business Bureau released a news article on June 30, 2010 warning consumers to be aware that local companies offering low price air duct cleaning that are known to use bait and switch tactics. The Chicago Better Business Bureau further identifies one company that has been investigated in several states and multiple State Attorneys General. The BBB article serves as a useful tool to consumers who are interested in purchasing air duct cleaning services but are leery of using just any company. Read the rest of this entry »