Be Wary of Home Improvement Schemes
News from Atlantic Highlands Herald:

Consumer Affairs staff has timely tips to follow when making repairs

FREEHOLD, NJ – Hurricane Irene has caused major headaches for many homeowners. Basements are flooded, roofs are damaged by strong winds and trees are down.

“You may feel pressured to hire the first contractor you speak with because your life has been turned upside down,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the Monmouth County Department of Consumer Affairs. “But don’t. The county’s Consumer Affairs staff has some great information and reminders for you to take into consideration before you move forward with your repairs.”

This is what consumers need to know before beginning a home repair project with a contractor:

  • Obtain more than cost one estimate, ask for each contractor’s references and check them out by calling 732-431-7900. Tthe Department of Consumer Affairs can provide you with a complaint history on the b…………… continues on Atlantic Highlands Herald

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