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Avoid contractors who work on a cash-only basis; they often are not paying taxes or may have something to hide. Pay by check, and pay no more than 20 percent of the total project cost as a down payment (some states limit the down payment to 10 percent). Never make the final payment until the job has been completed to your satisfaction.
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