JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi State Board of Contractors is advising property owners to be cautious when it comes to making repairs to property following this week’s rains and flooding.
They say be aware of unlicensed or unscrupulous contractors who may take advantage of help-seeking property owners.
“It is against Mississippi law to undertake or offer to undertake construction or superintending of the construction of home improvement or construction jobs valued at $10,000 or more in combined labor and material costs for residential projects or $50,000 or more for commercial projects.”
The Board is urging consumers to hire properly licensed contractors.
“Take your time and protect yourself against scam artists who will take your money – or unskilled contractors who will perform shoddy work,” said MSBOC Executive Director Stephanie Lee.