Getting the Trades to Work for You
By Jennifer Moon, Fransky Mechanical
Have you heard about the worker who took a deposit but never returned to actually complete the work? How about the hairstylist who dyed more skin than hair? Or the case of the handyperson who claimed he or she could do everything – plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and more – but didn’t hold a single trade license?
We’ve all heard the horror stories about tradespeople who “oversell” their expertise, falsify credentials or simply ignore regulations. Not only does this damage the reputation of other trades professionals, these individuals are potentially putting you and your family at risk. There are over 150 registered trades in Ontario. Whether we are inviting them into our homes and businesses or accessing their services in shops and salons, consumers should be confident that they are dealing with qualified professionals. Continue reading