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Top 5 Shocking Ways Contractors Trick Women in San Diego

Scam-artists exist in every profession, but a leading HK Construction spokesperson says those operating within the general contracting field are taking female home owners to the cleaners. "What I mean is that there are many shady persons or group of persons posing as general home contractors, but their intent is under-delivering and overcharging exorbitant fees on shoddy workmanship," says a HK Construction spokesperson, operating out of San Diego, California. 

Noting that women love to keep their homes clean, beautiful and a functional safe haven for their family, the source says there is little wonder they often sought renovation and home remodel contractors to assist them in making their homes look better than before. "However, not all contractors are honest and provide the same level of transparency that you might expect," adds the industry expert. 

The HK Construction source, in an attempt to protect women homeowners from being further swindled out of their hard-earned money for poor workmanship, offers the following five shocking ways these unscrupulous home contractors are tricking women homeowners. 

1. Better Start Today or Someone Will Get Hurt: Shady contractors know that they need to get more projects in order to earn more money and they use scare tactics on women to get things done easily. These people usually exaggerate the situation in order to convince you to give them the projects instantly. For instance, if there is a crack in the chimney the shady contractor might scare you into thinking that the crack can cause your entire roof to cave in falling on your family! A reputable contractor will offer you a reasonable assessment of the situation showing the chimney needs some repair work. 

2. Needing Upfront Payment in Full before Starting Work: You should be hearing warning bells when a contractor tells you that he will need 100% upfront payment before beginning the renovation and remodeling work on your home. A professional, honest and reliable contractor will never do that because they have accounts with their suppliers. While it is common that contractors do ask for a 20% or 30% down payment when they sign a work agreement, they never ask for full upfront payments. 

3. Offering Exceptionally Low Bids: Professional contractors have material suppliers, dealers, work crews, etc. and so they have to pay them a fair price or wage. A stunningly low bid is going to attract your attention. However, you need to know that an exceptionally low bid is a red flag because there are certain costs involved that cannot always be met by charging a super low price. In order for them to meet that extra low price, they will cut corners using low quality materials, and presenting poor workmanship. And that is if they get the work done at all. 

4. Saying they Love Last Minute Changes: Women love additions, improvements and upgrades. Shady contractors are well aware of how to convince such clients of needing expensive additions after getting started on a home renovation project. "Wouldn't a bigger window there look great and offer more light?" and other similar ploys are something to look out for. It sounds like a great idea, but not when the work has already been done. Making changes in the middle of a construction or renovation project can make things expensive for you, as work has to be undone and redone to accommodate the new plan. A professional contractor will devise a plan right at the start of the work and tell you how much it will cost you, how much time it will take and how they will proceed. 

5. Too Many Projects in Play at the Same Time: Women prefer to hire someone that has many projects going, shows the contractor is in demand and successful. Well, con artists are good at doing that and they come up with an excuse to be in your house only for an hour or so while they should be there all day completing your remodeling and renovation work. A professional contractor has a working supervisor that looks after the job being done from beginning to end. Therefore, if the job drags on, the contractor still has to pay the supervisor for all the days, because it is not within the contractor's interest to finish the job any time soon. 

In conclusion, the San Diego residential remodeling company spokesperson recommends that women home owners look out for trustworthy home renovation remodel contractors. "At HK Construction & Remodel, you'll receive honest quotes on the best workmanship for renovation and remodeling contracts," adds the source, whose firm has been in the home remodeling services business for over 23 years, and has maintained an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. 

For further information about HK Construction and the residential remodeling and renovation services they offer San Diego homeowners, please visit the following website: http://hkremodel.com/ or call (858) 748-6580.

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