Be Weary of ‘Fly-by-Night’ contractors after the recent floods

If your home or property was affected by this weekends flooding, don’t let your situation become worse by getting taken advantage of by a ‘fly-by-night’ contractor. Here are some tips to follow when hiring a contractor, especially after a disaster. Before you hire a contractor, do some homework:

Find out if the firm has a permanent business address and a good reputation.

Insist on a complete and clearly written contract.

DO ask for references and DO NOT pay cash up front.

Search this website to see if a contractor you are speaking with is a member – Search for Registered Remodelors here or search for Product and Service Providers here

or, check for the business to be a member of the Better Business Bureau

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the Home Builders Association of Louisville at (502) 429-6000.