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Home Improvement Reminders from the Department of Consumer Protection



 

Home Improvement Reminders from the Department of Consumer Protection

Home Improvement Reminders from the Department of Consumer Protection
News from The Ridgefield Press:

The Department of Consumer Protection has reminders for anyone planning to hire a home improvement contractor in the next few months.

“Remember that home improvement contractors in Connecticut need to be registered, and that’s a protection for you and your property,” Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein said. “This registration doesn’t guarantee that mistakes can’t happen, but it does give you some financial protection that’s not available if the contractor isn’t registered.”

Whether you are making improvements or repairs, the Department urges consumers to take time to ask friends and neighbors for referrals, call references, and verify that the person they hire is actively registered to work in Connecticut as a home improvement contractor. This includes carpenters, roofers, remodeling contractors, driveway pavers, painters and anyone who installs fences, siding, insulation, windows and masonry, for example.

Each registered contractor is given a wallet card with their Connecticut registration number and expiration date – ask your contractor to show you this card. You can also visit the Department of Consumer Protection’s website at

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