Avoiding a masonry scam: Press guides for home-owners to use CSIA

Its audience are being warned by a Lancaster, Philadelphia news firm about a rise in complaints affecting heater and chimney repair scams.

WGAL-TV, Channel 8, broadcast a report Dec. 16 that provides suggestions for home-owners that are of use to all customers, coast to coast.

“To shield your self as well as your cash, prevent consenting to some same-day fix job,” advises reporter Mark Roche in his statement, which you can watch here. “Do not acknowledge broken particles as evidence that masonry repairs are desired. Request movie or a photo as proof the recommended fixes. Get another opinion, get several estimates at work and always check to find out if your contractor is affiliated with nationally recognized organizations, including the Chimney Safety Institute of America.”

The Television statement comes just two months after the Philadelphia Office of Attorney General submitted customer suggestions [http://bit.ly/1pVSu9x] on averting all aspects of cold temperatures frauds.
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