Two GTA Councillors, one from Mississauga and one from Markham, are calling for the Province to implement a ban on door-to-door sales and urge other municipalities to join them in convincing the Government of Ontario to act immediately.
The effort by Councillors Ras and Campbell build on the grassroots campaign that Rudik is launching through a petition on Change.org (http://chn.ge/1SmY9A8). Homeowners across Ontario are encouraged to lend their voices by signing the online petition, and encouraging other municipalities in Ontario to put forward similar motions of their own.
Applewood fully supports the campaign and wants the Applewood community to learn more about this campaign and how to get involved.
Applewood Air Conditioning does not go door-to-door and will only show up at your home in response to your requests.
There are some guests you do not want in your home, including aggressive door-to-door furnace, water heater and other home services salespeople looking to take advantage of a homeowner’s goodwill. These salespeople may try to pressure you into making on-the-spot decisions and can be evasive in answering questions about why they have come or who they represent. Often these salespeople pose as “inspectors” who claim they need to “check” your equipment.
Here are some tips for staying safe:
- Never let an unknown visitor inside your home, even if they seem friendly. Aggressive salespeople often take advantage of homeowners’ politeness.
- Always check ID to verify a salesperson’s identity and the company they work for.
- Always read all contractual documents carefully and ask to keep a copy for yourself. If the salesperson refuses, this may be a sign of trouble.
- Never share your personal information with anyone—keep bills, bank statements and SIN numbers away from prying eyes.
- Call your current service provider to confirm if someone is scheduled to be at your home. Salespeople who show up unannounced likely will not be from your existing provider and may be pushy in trying to convince you otherwise.
- If a salesperson is making you feel uncomfortable, politely ask him or her to leave. If the person refuses or insists on entering your home, call the police.
To read the full article and sign the petition, visit the following link to view on newswire.ca