St. Louis, Mo., May 1, 2017 – Flash-flooding means that area residents might need the services of a waterproofing company to help them with water-logged basements. Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises consumers to check contractors out before signing a contract or paying any money.
“Contractors are working on repairing damage from storms and flash flooding, so demand for waterproofing and remediation contractors will be strong,” said Michelle Corey, BBB president and CEO. “Consumers can research contractors with BBB and make sure they’re not dealing with a fly-by-night operation.”
BBB offers BBB Business Profiles that can help you find a trustworthy contractor or research the ones recommended by friends. The reviews include valuable information like how long a contractor has been in business and how many complaints – if any - have been filed against the company and how the company has responded. The review includes a rating from A+ to F, with F the lowest rating BBB gives to any company.
BBB also offers the Request A Quote service, which allows consumers to obtain an estimate from one or more BBB Accredited Businesses. These businesses have pledged to comply with BBB Standards, such as advertising honestly, honoring promises and responding to customers’ complaints. Simply click on the Request A Quote tab in the BBB Business Profiles and fill out the form with your contact information and a description of the service you need.
BBB also helps consumers resolve hundreds of complaints against contractors every year. If you need BBB assistance, go to bbb.org or call 314-645-3300.
BBB’s eight tips to consider when hiring contractors for emergency work are:
St. Louis Area Media Contacts: Chris Thetford, Vice President-Communications, (314) 584-6743 or (314) 681-4719 (cell), email@example.com
Shellie Kreter, PR & Communications Manager, (314) 584-6723 or (314) 348-5451 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org
Columbia media contact: Sean Spence, Columbia Regional Director, (573) 886-8965, email@example.com
Cape Girardeau media contact: Joey Keys, Cape Girardeau Regional Director, (573) 803-3191, firstname.lastname@example.org
Quincy media contact: Mara Clingingsmith, BBB Quincy Regional Director, (217) 209-3972 or (217) 242-6272 (cell), email@example.com
BBB is a nonprofit, business-supported organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Most BBB services to consumers are free of charge. BBB provides objective advice, free BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.3 million companies, 11,000 charity reviews, dispute resolution services, alerts and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust. Visit bbb.org for more information.