Avoid shady contractors in the wake of hurricanes and other natural disasters.

Natural disasters like Hurricane Irma can bring out the best in people, but they can also bring out the worst. You might have heard of price gouging going on during the first few days after the storm when resources were at a premium, such as charging exorbitant amounts for basic necessities like gas and water. Similar dishonest behaviors can also be seen in the construction industry, unfortunately, where unscrupulous individuals pose as bonafide experts. Homeowners looking to get repairs done cheaply can fall victim to fake construction companies and contractors who are neither licensed nor insured. Find tips below to ensure that you steer clear of unlicensed contractors in the wake of hurricane Irma and in the future.