Friday, July 18, 2003

Since I've been burned by bad contractors lately, here's some consumer tips.

With any contractor, be sure to check out the following:

Better Business Bureau complaint records (also find out if they're a
BBB member)

Secretary of State business entities (does the business really exist?)

Plumbing and electrical - do they have a City of St. Louis license?
They are supposed to say so in their advertising. But confirm by
calling (314) 622-3325 (City Building Div Electrical Section) or
(314) 622-4356 (City Building Div Plumbing Section).

Do a Google search for their name (+city, if
necessary) to see if anything comes up. You never know what you might

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