Watch Out for Unlicensed Contractors!

Palm Springs Licensed Contractors

Unfortunately, so many of us fall victim to scams. When someone has an offer that seems too good to be true, chances are, it is. There are a variety of clever phrases scam artists use that have the ability to reel us in and convince us that the deal is worth it. This is very common in the contractor business. Have you ever been approached by a contractor who told you that all you have to do is pay for the supplies in cash? Or that there will be no charge for labor and you will even get a discount? Many homeowners have answered to this amazing deal and have found themselves waiting forever for the contractor to return.

Whenever a contractor approaches you with a “too good to be true” offer, we recommend turning the other way. Most of these contractors are unlicensed and uninsured, which can yield costly consequences. Unlicensed contractors are redefined as your employees, rather than independent contractors. Without the proper licensing, you can be held liable for any damages or injuries that occur. Therefore, you would be held liable if their assistant fell off the roof during the project.

If you are planning on conducting some remodeling on your home, it is imperative that you confirm the license and insurance of the contractor you want to work with. Rather than accepting a door-to-door offer, we suggest asking your family and friends for suggestions and referrals. Knowing that your aunt had a successful experience with a specific contractor will allow you to receive peace of mind during the experience. The last thing you want is to put money towards a project that will never be completed. It is always better to be safe than sorry, so always work with licensed contractors!

Contact Desert Empire Insurance in Palm Desert for all of your California homeowners’ insurance needs. We will update your policy after home renovations are complete to ensure that your beautified home receives unparalleled protection.