Help Desk: After the hail - what's next?

5:15 PM, Mar 19, 2013   |    comments
Huge hail in Douglasville (Candace Robinson)
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Tornadoes, high wind, and hail have spread damage all over the state and many are trying to quickly rebuild.  However, the Help Desk urges consumers to be aware of storm related scammers. 

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Before you settle on one person or company you should shop around and compare prices. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) recommends you get at least 3-4 estimates based on the same specifications. If the estimate is too high or too low, it may be suspect.

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Always check the reliability and reputation of a person or a business. You can make sure who you're hiring has all the licensure requirements necessary for the state online. It is also acceptable to ask for references from who you are looking to hire.

Once you have decided on a repair-person you must get everything in writing, from prices to dates to specifics of the work. The BBB says that any promises made should be on paper.

Storm victims should never be rushed into making decisions and you should always do your homework before writing a check.

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