Now the organization is issuing a warning.
The investigative unit at the Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas says they have seen a number of complaints about contractors.
Many homeowners will hire a contractor, pay them money and, for whatever reason, the contractor is not completing the work. Then the homeowner has a hard time getting money back from the contractor.
So, there are some red flags you need to watch out for:
- Soliciting for business at your front door, or marketing with flyers on your door step
- Asking for more than 15 percent up front
- Needing up-front payment in cash
Leah Napoliello with BBB Investigative Services says, "When you do that, basically you are giving the money away. If there is a problem you may not get that money back. And if someone says you have to do that, don't hire that particular contractor."
Two more red flags to watch out for: A contractor that is not responsive and one that doesn't get permits for the job.
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