Friday, July 29, 2005

Sting Exposes Unlicensed Contractors in California - News - Sting Exposes Unlicensed Contractors:

The Contractors State License Board ("CSLB") urges consumers to follow these tips when dealing with a building contractor:
  • Hire only licensed contractors and ask to see the license
  • Don't rush into decisions and don't hire the first contractor who comes along
  • Be especially hesitant when approached by someone offering home improvement services door-to-door, especially when they will use material they claim is left over from another job
  • Verify the contractor's license by checking online at or via CSLB's automated phone service at 1-800-321-CSLB (2752)
  • Don't pay more than 10 percemt down or $1,000, whichever is less
  • Don't pay cash, and don't let the payments get ahead of the work
  • Get three bids, check references, and a written contract
  • Contact the CSLB if you have a complaint against a contractor

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