Our friends at the Louisiana Home Builders Association would like to remind you to check with the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors before you hire ANYONE to repair the damages! There are rules and laws in place to protect YOU! Learn more at http://www.lslbc.louisiana.gov.
Document: Contractor Integrity
Links to the Louisiana Licensing Board for Contractors’ document outlining rules and tips for hiring a verified contractor. 1-800-256-1392
Document: Consumer Tips for Victims
Disasters can bring scam artists and price gouging into the area by those seeking to take advantage of victims. Below is a link from the Louisiana Attorney General’s office offering consumer tips and a consumer protection number to call to prevent and report fraudulent activity targeting disaster victims. 1- 800-351-4889
Document: Weathering the Storm
Provided by the Louisiana Licensing Board for Contractors’ outlining rules and tips for hiring a verified contractor.
Document: Repairing Your Flooded Home
Presentation: Hidden Moisture in Flooded Building
Provides a booklet with guidelines and model contract for home repairs contracting
Document: Rebuild Healthy Homes
HUD has developed a guide to help homeowners, volunteers and other workers restore damaged homes in a way that puts people first. It includes how-to methods, tips and improvement ideas for safe restoration that result in not just a livable dwelling, but a healthy home that offers even more than before.