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Attorney General Janet T. Mills Urges Homeowners to Be Careful When Choosing a Home Repair Contractor
March 8, 2010
Contact: Kate Simmons, (207) 626-8577
Attorney General Janet T. Mills warns homeowners to be careful when choosing a contractor to repair damage from recent storms.
“After storms and other natural disasters, some home improvement contractors aggressively market their services to the elderly and other potentially vulnerable consumers to repair their homes,” said Attorney General Mills. “While most contractors in Maine are reputable and treat their customers fairly, some do not. Consumers should wait, check around and get written estimates before hiring a contractor do to home repairs."
Attorney General Mills recommends that people who are insured contact their insurance adjuster to get an estimate of the repair costs and use that number as a benchmark when getting estimates from and hiring a contractor.
Other steps consumers can take to protect themselves from unscrupulous operators are:
If you have questions about home construction repair or if you need to file a complaint please contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at (800) 436-2131 or by email at email@example.com.
For more information on consumer issues please visit our website at: http://www.maine.gov/ag/consumer/housing/home_construction.shtml
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