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Service Professionals: Frightening Increase In Home Theft

Homeowners across Northern Virginia and Maryland are running into a frightening problem with the service professionals they're hiring: they can't trust them in their homes!

Law enforcement officials are issuing warnings to residents in need of services for their home to beware! A recent article posted by the news station WJLA stated: "In the last three months, Montgomery County Police have charged at least seven people, all individually, for allegedly stealing jewelry and other valuables from their own client's homes."

With these alarming numbers on the rise, homeowners are questioning who they should allow into their houses, and how they can find reliable service companies whom they can trust! With local businesses falling prey to these criminal charges, it's difficult for homeowners to know where to turn.

There's always a risk when allowing a stranger into your home, unsupervised, but there is one mandatory precaution you need to take before hiring a service worker, besides asking family and friends for referrals:

Be sure you only work with companies that are bonded, insured and perform employee background checks!

At F.H. Furr, our technicians are all background checked and drug tested, and our business has remained bonded, insured and licensed so that our customers are always protected! There are many service companies in the area, and plumbers can be pretty common. F.H Furr has kept their pristine reputation among its' customers by treating their homes with the utmost care and professionalism, and never abusing their trust. In over 30 years, F.H. Furr's employees have never come under fire for any theft within a customer's home. We will continue to uphold the standards of service that have ensured our customers that we are a company they can trust.

So keep in mind when you're on the hunt for a trusted service professional, only work with businesses that are insured and bonded, and be sure they run thorough background checks on all of their employees. Just because a business has been around for a long time, doesn't necessarily mean that they can be trusted. Whether it's plumbing, HVAC, maid services or nannying, be sure to find out if they meet all of your requirements. To read the full articles mentioned in this blog post, click on the links below.

We hope you won't hesitate to call us when you need a service company you can trust!
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WJLA-Be aware of plumbing theft

Topics: Licensed plumbing