How to Avoid Home Improvement Scams

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WEST MADISON COUNTY — Before you start construction on your home, there are a few things to watch out for. With summer just around the corner, some people may be looking to cash in on your home repairs. But how can you avoid falling victim to phony construction workers? The National Association of the Remodeling Industry say you should avoid contractors who have poor communication skills, are impatient and do not listen to you. They also say don’t be afraid to ask for their previous work. “Sometimes as humans we want to get the best deal on something we can. But sometimes red flags need to go up,” Sgt. Abe Jones with JPD said. Earlier this year a man from middle Tennessee was sentenced to prison for stealing from Jackson and Madison County homeowners in roofing scams in 2012. An exhaustive list of how to avoid fraudulent contractors can be found on the “Seen on 7” section of our website.

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