Families in the process of or are looking to re-build should be cautious of contractor fraud. Please take the time to read the information and follow the link below:
After the Flood: Hiring Legitimate Contractors
We have all seen the generous outpouring of support from volunteers and business organizations during the recent flood event in Calgary and the days following which included hours of hard work cleaning up damaged properties. If you are someone who’s property was damaged by flood waters, it is important you get it back to good order as soon as possible to protect your health and prevent further damage to your building and belongings.
Most likely, you will now need to hire people who can help with your rebuilding and repair work. Please be cautious as you do this. With such a high demand right now for building and renovation contractors in Calgary, it may be difficult to find the right one at the right time for the right price. Some individuals may see this as an opportunity to take advantage of others who find themselves in this vulnerable position.
Before you Commit, Make Sure They’re Legit is a document previously published by The City of Calgary’s Development and Building Approvals in partnership with the Calgary Police Services and the City’s 311 services. This document will help save you from potential contractor fraud by outlining steps to take to ensure the contractor you are considering hiring is a legitimate professional. Contact 311 if you have any further questions regarding this information.