The Better Business Bureau is out with its list of the second quarter's most active inquiries - 10 of the Top 20 come under the umbrella of home improvement.
The bureau has some tips to deal with people who offer to help with those improvements.
Roofing contractors top the 10 most-mentioned home improvement issues (at No. 2 on the list of 20), followed by general contractors at No. 3, and construction and remodeling services at No. 4.
These are followed by:
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No. 6, heating and air conditioning; No. 12, plumbing contractors; No. 13, landscape contractors; No. 14, windows; No. 15, painting contractors; No 17, electrical contractors; No. 18, home builders.
Among the most common scams the bureau deals with, the “traveling handymen” scheme tops the list.
Check the license of any company with whom you want to do business. All Western Washington contractors approved to modify or alter structures must have a license with the state Department of Labor and Industries.