Summer is just around the corner, and if you're like me, you have several home improvement projects on the to-do list, if any of those projects require professional help remember to do your research.

The Duluth Police Department shared a helpful link and a reminder to use caution when hiring a contractor to do any projects around the house. You don't want to hire someone who won't do the work or is not licensed or insured.

The Federal Trade Commission offers dozens of helpful suggestion when hiring a contractor, here are a few:

  • Get estimates
  • Ask questions
  • Don't pay in cash
  • Get a contract
  • KEEP RECORDS