Choosing a Home Repair Contractor

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After a disaster, you may need to hire a professional to help you make home repairs. It’s essential that you find a reliable company or individual to help. While disasters can bring out the best in people, they can also bring out scammers. Begin your search by asking people you know to recommend contractors with which they have had experience, call the local office of codes enforcement, builders association, Chamber of Commerce, or Better Business Bureau. In North Carolina, jobs of $30,000 or more require a valid General Contractor’s license. You can check on a contractor’s license using the NC Licensing Board for General Contractors search tool at:  https://nclbgc.org/

For additional information on steps for hiring a contractor and protecting yourself, visit:

Tips for choosing a contractor for NC State Extension:  https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/choosing-a-contractor

Tips from the NC Attorney General’s Office:  https://ncdoj.gov/Consumer/Disasters-(1)/Disaster-Repair-(1).aspx