The dangers of Craigslist
There have been countless stories throughout the Tampa Bay region of consumers that have gotten scammed on Craigslist. Often, people attribute this to consumers buying stollen merchandise, however there are many instances of homeowners calling a cheap handyman trying to save money and they end up letting a criminal into their home and they end up getting beat up and robbed.
If you have a plumbing problem in Tampa Bay, always call the trusted professionals at Cass Plumbing first. We have been serving the Tampa Bay region since the year 2000. We are licensed professionals with an A+ rating from the Tampa Bay Better Business Bureau. All of our employees go through background checks. Remember, don’t let just anyone into your home.
Calling a “Handyman” can end up costing you much more
At Cass Plumbing, when it comes to plumbing in Tampa Bay, we have seen it all! Plumbing done by an unlicensed handyman can end up costing you thousands of dollars in the long run. Water damage is not cheap to repair. This is not to mention the fact that there are many health risks attributed to mold and mildew that is left behind after the plumbing disaster is fixed.
The biggest problem with hiring an unlicensed person is that you never know. At first, it might seem like you got a really good deal; only to discover a year later that your water heater was not installed properly and the “handyman” that you hired is no where to be found.
The Danger of Hiring Friends as a Contractor
Hiring friends as contractors doesn’t make the liability and risk issues go away. Everyone can enter an arrangement with the best of intentions, but when your buddy falls off the ladder and files a claim with their insurance company, they may well pay the claim and then go after you in subrogation proceedings (the area of law in which insurance companies fight to get reimbursed after paying their customers’ claims).
In one Tampa Bay case, a homeowner asked his neighbor to do some work for him on his home. The neighbor ended up getting hurt on the job. The homeowner thought he was hiring an independent contractor who had his own insurance. The court rejected that reasoning, and found instead that the homeowner was the neighbor’s employer and therefore should have had workers compensation coverage in place to cover the possibility of injury on the job. Since workers compensation wasn’t there, the homeowner has to cover the costs personally.
You Home is Too Valuable
Plumbing is one of the most important aspects in your home. Don’t risk one of the most important things in your largest investment to an unlicensed handyman. Call the trusted professionals at Cass Plumbing and become a part of our family. At Cass Plumbing, we’ll take care of you!