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Vancouver, BC – Now that the winter season is behind us we can get to task of attending to home repairs. Many big jobs will require hiring a contractor and that means British Columbians need to do their homework before signing any contract.
“Unfortunately there are shifty people out there with morals that are few and far between,” says Evan Kelly, Senior Communications Advisor for BBB serving Mainland BC. “We’ve seen instances, for example, where the elderly are overcharged for work that may not even be required. We just want the public to cover their bases and make sure they are hiring a reputable firm, especially when it comes to something as important as home repairs.”
Before hiring a home improvement business, BBB recommends the following tips:
Be wary of:
“Before hiring a contractor on the spot, be sure to do your research and check out a business at bbb.org,” adds Kelly. “There are many local contractors with a good track record that will deliver quality work on time and within budget. Many now have positive and verified customer reviews attached to their BBB Business Review and that gives consumers an added sense of trust.”
Evan Kelly, Senior Communications Advisor for BBB Serving Mainland BC Direct: 604-488-8702 Mobile: 604-505-2307 firstname.lastname@example.org 404-788 Beatty Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2M1
For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses and brands they can trust. In 2015, people turned to BBB more than 165 million times for BBB Business Reviews, all available for free at bbb.org. BBB Serving Mainland B.C., founded in 1939 and serving the Lower Mainland, Thompson-Okanagan, Northern, Central and Southern Interior BC, and the Yukon, is one of 111 local, independent BBBs across North America. In 2015, consumers turned to BBB Serving Mainland B.C. more than 2 million times for Business Reviews and processed 7,500 complaints.