When your home experiences major plumbing problems, the number one thing on your mind is getting it fixed and getting it fixed now. In all of the confusion and the rush to get the work completed, you may not take the necessary steps to find a reliable and honest contractor. You may be tempted to simply call the first company you come across of the one with the lowest advertized services. However, not doing a thorough background assessment of your plumbing contractor could land you in the middle of scam, and the result is usually incomplete repairs and lost money.
Two Crucial Mistakes
The Cook Country State’s Attorney’s Office recently filed suit against one such plumbing contractor in the Chicagoland area. A local woman, who also happened to be a senior citizen, put her trust in the wrong plumbing contractor and as a result, she lost $2,500 that she is now trying to recover with the help of the State’s Attorney’s Office. This consumer made two key mistakes that you can avoid by simply knowing what to look out for from an illegitimate contractor. (more…)