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Area Agency on Aging

Posted on: April 5, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Helpful hints in selecting a contractor

Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging Information Line: Warm weather is just around the corner and it is the time of year that people start to consider improvements around their homes. The Attorney General’s Office offers this helpful information when selecting a contractor:
• Thoroughly check your contractor’s references
• Obtain more than one bid for the job
• Check to see that the contractor is registered with the Attorney General’s office
• Check for complaints filed with the Better Business office
• Know your rights, which include the contractor providing you with a copy of the complete contract free of charge

They suggest that the following items should be included in the contract:
• The contract should be in writing and include the contractor’s registration number

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