Watch Out for The Spring Contractor Knocking on Your Door
Contractors going door to door during the spring season looking for work should serve as a red flag to homeowners. Bucks County Director of Consumer Protection. Mike Bannon urges homeowners to simply check them out before handing over cash.
“We always see a bit of it. You know, a person knocks on your door saying your roof may need a little extra work, we noticed some old shingles up their. Some times we run in to work that landscapers provide. You have to do your homework and check out anyone who is going to do work on your home.”
Bannon adds, you can check out contractors through the State Attorney Generals website and the Bucks County Consumer Protection Website. Bannon say very often, contractors will perform part of the work and never return to finish the job. In most cases, a homeowner has already paid part or all of the money to the contractor. Bannon was a guest Tuesday morning on WNPV's New AM-Edition with Darryl Berger.
Univest V.P.: Country Needs To Improve Monthly Job Numbers
The economy continues to be the focus of concern and subject of conversation. V.P. of Investments at Univest, Bill Van Sant says, while home and car sales are heading in the right direction, one issue could possibly impact the growth of the economy.
“What will happen with sequestration. What will be the outcome with some of the tax increases and health care costs. How is that going to drag the economy down, if it does.”
Van Sant adds, job growth needs to improve on a monthly basis to between 330 and 350-thousand jobs. He says, those kind of numbers would help the economy grow and expand. Van Sant was a Guest on WNPV’S Comment Please By Univest Program on Thursday.