A reputable contractor will not mind if you check credentials.
Lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice, but disaster can if you fall victim to unscrupulous contractors. The National Insurance Crime Bureau reports that insurance fraud accounts for about 10 percent of all property casualty claims. While the majority of contractors are trustworthy, some take advantage of vulnerable policyholders, and the added expense can result in higher insurance costs for all consumers.
Protect yourself from scams by considering these tips on what to do when someone offers services:
Assemble a disaster kit with food, water and emergency supplies.
Recent news reports show the devastation that can happen when a tornado hits a community. “Tornado alley” in the southern Plains states has a statistically higher tornado occurrence, but National Climatic Data Center records show tornadoes can happen in any state. While there is nothing you can do to prevent a tornado, there is much you can do to prepare your family for recovery from a tornado.