In the wake of the recent winter storm that swept through the Bluegrass, the Better Business Bureau of Central & Eastern Kentucky is urging homeowners to carefully check out contractors before hiring to repair any ice and snow damage.
"When any kind of storms cause damage to homes and property in our 64-county service area, calls and e-mails come into the BBB from homeowners looking for contractors they can trust to help them," said Heather Clary, Communications Director of the BBB of Central & Eastern Kentucky.
"We want the public to know that we are ready to help them start with trust and find ethical, BBB Accredited Businesses to do the work they need. The BBB urges homeowners to use the new BBB e-Quote to simplify the process of searching for an ethical contractor for necessary repairs.
"The BBB also wants to urge the public to use caution with door-to-door contractors or out-of- state workers that move into the area offering repairs. "Don't let your rush to get the damage fixed cloud your judgment when choosing a contractor," said Clary. "If you give money to a fly-by-night outfit that disappears quickly without having done the job right, you'll pay even more to get the problem resolved, and you may have little recourse."