National Consumer Protection Week tip: How to find a trustworthy contractor

As cold weather passes, you may start to evaluate home improvements or repairs before the summer heat sets in. Your Better Business Bureau is here to give some tips for finding a trustworthy contractor as part of National Consumer protection week. BBB receives hundreds of complaints every year concerning subpar work performed by contractors, and…

What homeowners should know about mold removal

Tips for mold remediation and prevention Mold can be an ever growing, pesky problem that, if not taken care of quickly, can last forever and cause serious health issues. Better Business Bureau and the Environmental Protection Agency advise homeowners to be proactive when it comes to dealing with mold and mildew. According to the EPA’s…

Know what to do in an AC emergency this summer

With temperatures already in the triple digits, now could be the worst time for your air conditioner to fail. If this happens to you, Better Business Bureau advises to carefully research local air conditioning contractors before scheduling repairs. If you find yourself in need of AC repair, BBB recommends to: – Compare several company’s prices…

Dont’ fall prey to a solar paneling scam

Living in Texas, chances are you’re probably used to the 100-degree temperatures. However, the big bill that comes with cooling a home during the summer months can leave you looking for alternative ways to cool your home. If considering green solar energy, there are a few things to consider before making the switch. Solar energy…

As renovations increase, BBB reminds consumers to do their homework

After years of a slumping housing market, things might be looking a little brighter. The Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity predicts that remodeling projects will pick up this year, indicating that the sales of existing homes will rise as well. “Sales of existing homes have been increasing in recent months, offering more opportunities for home…