The Long Beach Island Joint Emergency Operations Center would like to remind the citizens that in the aftermath of Sandy, contractors of all kinds will invariably be coming to the area seeking to perform work. We are asking everyone to be careful when dealing with an unknown contractor.
It is recommended that you be sure the contractor is registered with the State of New Jersey by checking them through the Better Business Bureau (www.newjersey.bbb.org) and through the Department of Consumer Affairs (www.njconsumeraffairs.gov). Get a written and signed contract from the contractor before any work is performed.
Do not pay by cash or with a check written to “cash”, instead make the check out to the company name. DO NOT pay the entire amount up front, pay an agreed upon portion then pay in full when the work is completed.