For most people, the home they own and live in is their largest and most valuable investment. That’s why Oregon law requires contractors to be licensed, bonded and insured. Spend some time researching a contractor before hiring one and get familiar with your project so you know what the job involves. It’s also a good idea to get bids from several contractors and check their references.
Research and Review Construction Contractors Online
The Construction Contractors Board (CCB) can help you avoid scams and protect the value of your home. Visit the CCB website » or call 503-378-4621 to learn what to look for in a contractor, recognize red flags and more.
Home Security System Scams
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Oregon’s Attorney General urge the public to use caution when considering what security system sales agents have to offer. Visit the FTC’s Consumer Information website » to learn the signs of a security system scam and tips on how to buy a home security system.