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BBB Tip of the Week: Hiring a Pool Contractor

Swimming pools can be a substantial investment, particularly in-ground pools. Better Business Bureau advises consumers to research pool contractors carefully and to consider pool maintenance before you dive into a backyard pool project. Pools require frequent cleaning during the season, and proper closing and opening at the end and beginning of a season. Consumers need to think…

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BBB Tip of the Week: Be Savvy About Fun Runs

Fun Runs can be a great way to leverage the popularity of running and walking to benefit charities, but some cancellations of races shortly before the scheduled events are a cause for concern, Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises. These BBB tips can help you avoid disappointment and be sure your donation is going to a transparent…

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BBB Tip of the Week: Hiring A Mover

Is a move to a new house, condo or apartment in your future? If you plan to hire a moving company, BBB has tips to help you find a reliable mover and avoid scams. Moving is a highly regulated businesses, with oversight from state attorneys general as well as federal rules that govern how movers…

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Top 10 Categories For BBB Business Reviews In 2014

Better Business Bureau believes that BBB Business Reviews are one of the most valuable services we offer to consumers and businesses, as last year’s statistics show. Requests to check out a company through BBB Business Reviews topped 2.78 million last year, a 35 percent increase from 2013. Inquiries about construction and remodeling contractors topped the list…

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BBB Tip of the Week: Hiring Lawn and Landscape Contractors

Spring officially begins this week, and that has many homeowners thinking about their lawns, gardens or other landscaping projects to get their homes ready for outdoor living. Better Business Bureau (BBB) offers the following advice to help consumers find a trustworthy lawn care or landscaping company: Know what you want. Lawn care and landscaping companies…

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BBB Tip of the Week: Spring Break Scams

Many college students look forward to spring break, but finding travel deals for beach, skiing or other recreation sites can be tricky. BBB has the following tips for college students and their parents to find good deals and avoid travel scams: Book through a reliable travel agent or travel site. Check its BBB Business Review…