Posted: May 3, 2013 5:50 PM by Danielle Carter
Updated: May 3, 2013 11:20 PM
COLUMBIA - With springtime weather hopefully around the corner, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) said Friday mid-Missouri could see an influx of home improvement scammers.
When springtime weather hits Missouri, many people want to fix up their homes with a fresh coat of paint, a new roof, or other home improvement options.
However, many Missourians may be taken in by cheap, quick home improvement offers that cost money and provide little to no results. So the Columbia BBB chapter has some tips on how to avoid home improvement scammers.
Branch manager Mike Odneal has these words of advice:
Detective Tom O'Sullivan with the Boone County Sheriff's Department said Boone County hasn't seen many reports of scammers yet this year, but this is most likely thanks to the unusual weather patterns causing colder weather later on in the season. He also said to stick with accredited companies.
"Don't engage in major home improvement with someone who just shows up at your front door," said O'Sullivan.