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Flood Cleanup: Check for Accredited Tradespeople

Posted by Kirby Cox on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 at 12:59pm.

When crisis hits, we'll take help from just about anywhere. But in the wake of the recent floods in our city, City of Calgary officials are urging Calgarians to take caution when hiring tradespeople to help rebuild homes. Reports of several unaccredited tradespeople doing work on destroyed homes, has already been reported. Be sure what to look for, or more damage could be done.

• Check references
• Ensure the contractor has liability insurance
• Ensure the contractor has Workers' Compensation
• Check if they have a warranty
• Get everything written in a contract to protect yourself

Some other tips to protect yourself:

• Don't accept door-to-door deals from contractors
• Check if they are RenoMark or BBB certified

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