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Remodel and repair tips | Better Business Bureau

June 8, 2014 · Updated 2:40 PM

According to the National Association of Home Builders, 60 percent of home owners hired professional contractors to perform work in 2011. And with consumers each spending an average of $4,000 per year on home repairs, this large industry attracts a lot of companies—good and bad. Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington advises remodelers about choosing the right tools for pricey jobs to avoid costly re-dos of shoddy work.

Consumers should avoid contractors who use high-pressure sales tactics, refuse to give written estimates or contracts, fail to get proper permits or require full or substantial payments before the work begins. Remember, the lowest price is not necessarily the best.

Finding the right company for the right job takes a little work, but will be worth it in the end.  Washingtonians can visit Construction Contractors Board to learn more or to find local reputable contractors, visit the BBB Accredited Business online directory. Washingtonians can visit Labor & Industries’ ProtectMyHome page for tips on hiring smart or visit the BBB Accredited Business online directory to find local reputable contractors.

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