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Angie's List: Hidden Costs of Hard Water

We all know that high quality water is essential for good health, but did you know it can also save you money by requiring less energy to heat and extending the life of your appliances? 

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Angie's List: Inspecting your inspector

Smart home buyers know they need a good inspection before they sign off on a new home, but only a few know there's more to it than paying the standard 400 or 500 dollars to get a good inspection that will alert you to potential problems. "Your home inspection will include checking your foundation as well as the mechanicals of the house such as the h-v-a-c system, the plumbing, electrical, even the roofing system. On the interior, they're going to check your appliances, and they'... More>>

Angie's List: Fireplace

ASHLEY ELDRIDGE HAS BEEN SWEEPING CHIMNEYS FOR DECADES.

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Angie's List: Holiday lighting dangers

WHEN IT COMES TO HOLIDAY DECORATING, BE CAREFUL, SAFETY EXPERTS WARN THAT OVERLOADING ELECTRICAL OUTLETS AND USING WORN LIGHT STRANDS IS AN INVITATION FOR DISASTER.

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Angie's List: Understanding Brake Noises

YOU'RE DRIVING ALONG AND EVERYTHING'S FINE UNTIL YOU HEAR A LITTLE SQUEAK AS YOU BEGIN TO STOP.
IT COULD BE THE CALL OF A BIG REPAIR BILL OR IT MIGHT BE NOTHING.  

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Angie's List: Pet-Friendly Flooring

 WHEN IT COMES TO FLOORING, IT'S HARD TO BEAT HARDWOOD, UNLESS YOU'RE PART OF THE 60 PERCENT OF AMERICAN FAMILIES THAT OWN A PET.
WHAT ARE THE BEST PET-FRIENDLY FLOORING OPTIONS?
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Angie's List: Repair business under repair?

BUYING DISPOSABLE PRODUCTS ACTUALLY DATES BACK TO THE 1950S, BUT DID WE REALLY BECOME A THROW-AWAY SOCIETY WITH NO ROOM FOR REPAIR? More>>

Angie's List: Getting it in concrete


A FRESHLY POURED CONCRETE DRIVEWAY IS SOMETHING TO ENJOY BECAUSE SOON ENOUGH, IT WILL LOOK WEATHERED
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Angie's List: Safely removing lead paint

ANYONE WITH A HOUSE BUILT BEFORE 1978 SHOULD BE CAUTIOUS IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO PAINT, RENOVATE OR STRIP ANY WOOD. More>>

Angie's List: Avoid the ticket broker rules

THE INTERNET HAS MADE IT SIMPLE TO FIND TICKETS TO SOLD OUT SHOWS OR A BALLGAME.
THE QUESTION IS: HOW MUCH ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY ...
AND WILL YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR?
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Angie's List: Exposing Extra Materials Scammers

MARYANNA PHILLIPS WAS OUT IN HER YARD WHEN TWO WORKERS FROM AN ASPHALT COMPANY PULLED UP.
THEY SAID THEY COULD SEALCOAT HER CRACKED DRIVEWAY FOR $300 WITH MATERIALS LEFT OVER FROM A JOB DOWN THE STREET.
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Angie's List: Bathroom Breakthrough


AN ANGIE'S LIST CONTRACTOR SURVEY REVEALED THAT HOMEOWNERS ARE WILLING TO SPEND MONEY ON BETTER BATHROOMS BECAUSE MUCH OF THE COST - COMES BACK TO THEM ON RESALE. 
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Angie's List: Check your deck

THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION SAYS THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE HURT--AND SOME ARE KILLED ---IN ACCIDENTS INVOLVING DECKS EACH YEAR.  More>>

Angie's List: Winterizing your boat


EXPERTS SAY IF YOU DON'T PROPERLY PREP YOUR BOAT FOR COLD WEATHER, YOU'LL GET HOT UNDER THE COLLAR WHEN YOU SEE THE REPAIR BILLS NEXT SPRING.
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Angie's List: Freeze your fat off

THERE'S A NEW, QUICK-FIX WEIGHT LOSS TREATMENT SWEEPING THE COUNTRY.  IT'S CALLED CRYOLIPOLISIS --A PROCESS OF FREEZING AWAY FAT.  More>>

Angie's List: Brokering a car deal

MATT MADDOX NEEDED A NEW VEHICLE FOR HIS GROWING FAMILY, BUT THE CAR BUYING PROCESS WAS WEIGHING HIM DOWN. More>>

Angie's List: Avoid an air duct scam


WE ALL WANT GREAT SERVICE AT A LOW PRICE, BUT WHEN THE PRICE IS TOO LOW, YOUR SCAM DETECTOR SHOULD START BEEPING.
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Angie's List: What to know before painting your house

THE FIRST PRIORITY IN PICKING A PAINTER IS FINDING A HANDFUL OF COMPANIES TO COME TO YOUR HOME AND PROVIDE A THOROUGH ESTIMATE.  More>>

Angie's List: Proper pool maintenance


THERE'S NOTHING LIKE A DIP IN THE POOL ON A HOT SUMMER DAY.
 MAINTAINING YOUR CHEMICAL LEVELS IS THE KEY TO MAKING SURE YOUR POOL IS READY WHEN YOU ARE.
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Angie's List: Online optics offers saving, convenience

YOU CAN'T BUY PRESCRIPTION EYE GLASSES WITHOUT A VALID PRESCRIPTION. 
BUT YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO SETTLE FOR THE SELECTION IN YOUR EYE DOCTOR'S OFFICE. 
YOU CAN FIND A LOT OF GREAT FRAMES ONLINE - FOR A MUCH LOWER COST.
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Angie's List: Need a job? Learn a trade

WHEN PEOPLE TALK ABOUT "HOT JOBS" THESE DAYS, THEY TYPICALLY THINK HIGH-TECH. More>>

Angie's List: Stumped? Dig it or grind it

REMOVING A DEAD TREE, INCLUDING THE STUMP, REQUIRES A LOT OF EQUIPMENT, MUSCLE AND KNOW-HOW. More>>

Angie's List: Avoid tainted tinting on your car

WINDOW TINTING HAS COME A LONG WAY IN THE LAST 20 YEARS. THE OLD FILMS ARE STILL OUT THERE, SO EXPERTS SAY MAKE SURE YOU SORT THROUGH ALL THE OPTIONS BEFORE DECIDING WHICH ONE TO INSTALL ON YOUR VEHICLE. More>>

Angie's List: Neighbor's windows melting your siding?

Solar distortion. That's what they call it when a home's vinyl siding melts due to reflected sunlight off of the windows next door. More>>

Angie's List: Keeping your dog flu-free

A warning for dog owners, a new strain of flu is affecting thousands of dogs all over the country. At least six in the Chicago area have died. More>>

Angie's List: Are you killing your kitchen sink?

 It's every dinner host's worst nightmare - a clogged kitchen sink. Don't let this happen to you. More>>

Angie's List: Garage upgrade

 Is your home tight for space? If you can't add on to the back of your house, maybe upgrading the garage is the answer. More>>

Angie's List: Stain removing secrets

Have you ever tried to clean coffee out of your carpet? How about wine, or other stains, or even blood? It's no easy task. More>>

Angie's List: Find the right fencing

What kind of fence is right for you? More>>

Angie's List: Clean concrete, increased curb appeal

 The housing market is off to a good start in 2015,  but tight credit and an expected rise in interest rates have experts wondering how long the trend will last. More>>

Angie's List: Planning the perfect patio

When designing your outdoor living space, don't be afraid to dream big - landscaping, furniture, shade areas. Just make sure all of it is properly supported. More>>

Angie's List: Need storage? Add a shed

There are basically three kinds of sheds: metal, wood or vinyl. If you have the proper tools and the time to do it, you can build your own. More>>

Angie's List: Radon

 You can't see it, smell it, touch it or taste it, but radon is present in the soil of all 50 states. More>>

Angie's List: Moving? Hire a professional or DIY?

Moving your family to a new home can be stressful. There's a lot to consider when hiring a mover, and even more to think about if you do it yourself. More>>

Angie's List: Bed bugs bite

 Bed bugs can live anywhere. From hotels to offices, even movie theaters have had infestations. More>>

Angie's List: Tire troubles?

Many things can cause a flat tire. Should you repair it or should you replace it? More>>

Angie's List: Sounding the alarm on home security systems

 Nearly 9 million property crimes take place in the U.S. each year, that's according to recent FBI statistics. More>>

Angie's List: Custom closets

Customized closets are one of the hot-ticket items for remodelers this year. Experts say these high-end spaces are the latest trend and are good investments in your home. More>>

Angie's List: How to get the most out of your vacuum

Whether you spend $200 or $2,000 on your vacuum, you want it to clean well. That means knowing how to use all of its features and accessories. More>>

Angie's List: How to avoid a squirrel invasion

Bitter cold temperatures have gripped the nation this week, forcing people to seek shelter. The same can be said for some animals. More>>

Angie's List: How to survive a remodel

With spring just around the corner many homeowners will soon be wanting to do some remodeling. More>>

Angie's List: How to get the best bling for your buck

Do you think you can't afford fine jewelry? Well, think about it long-term and you may be surprised. More>>

Angie's List: Prepare now for new water heater rules

New federal rules taking effect in April will make water heaters more efficient. More>>

Angie's List: Dos and don'ts of paper shredding

 Every two seconds another American becomes a victim of identity theft. While many thieves attack online, some still rely on old-fashioned methods like mail theft or digging through your trash. More>>

Angie's List: Pros and cons of wood-look tile

 If you love the look of wood flooring, there's a new option surging in popularity you might want to consider. More>>

Angie's List: Benefits of vinyl windows

If your windows are old, drafty and hard to open and close, you may want to replace them. Vinyl windows are the most popular choice and they are affordable.
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Angie's List: What's hot in remodeling for 2015?

If you're looking to improve your home this year, you might want to watch this before finalizing your plans. More>>

Angie's List: Car detailing for every budget

There's nothing like the look, feel and smell of a brand new car. Unfortunately, it doesn't last. More>>

Angie's List: Don't get burned by chimney mistakes

Are you in the mood for chestnuts roasting on an open fire? More>>

Angie's List: Disaster-proof your home for the holidays

Bright colors, yummy smells and lots of decorations make the holiday season special. But, if you have small kids or pets, it's important to know the dangers lurking within all of that celebrating. More>>

Angie's List: What to know when buying carpet

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Choosing new carpet for your home is a big decision, one you'll likely have to live with for a long time. More>>

Angie's List: Questions to ask when picking a countertop

Updating your kitchen countertops might seem like a relatively easy remodeling project. More>>

Angie's List: Is your oven ready for the holiday rush?

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and you probably are preparing your home for family and friends. Of course, you don't want a turkey day disaster. More>>

Angie's List: Benefits of a backyard fire feature

 Fire pits are a popular backyard feature for many homes, even in colder weather. More>>

Angie's List: Lifting the door on garage door upsells

Most people give little thought to their garage door, until they're late for work and the door won't go up. After a frantic call to the repairman, the problem is fixed, but then the contractor tries to sell you additional products or services. More>>

Angie's List: Are you living in a former meth house?

Sick kids, Thousands of dollars in cleanup costs, a house you may be forced to abandon. That's the horrifying reality for thousands of Americans who unknowingly buy homes or rent apartments contaminated with toxic meth residue. More>>

Angie's List: Protect your family from lead poisoning

 Lead poisoning from older paints is dangerous for young children. More>>

Angie's List: 3 fall chores you should never ignore

When the weather is crisp and football is on TV, it can be easy to ignore fall chores, but if you want to avoid possible damage and extra costs this winter, you better get to work. More>>

Angie's List: Shopping around for a body shop

No one wants to deal with the aftermath of a car crash. More>>

Angie's List: Making the switch to USB outlets

 Do you find yourself fighting for outlet space for recharging your family's collection of electrical gadgets? More>>

Angie's List: Making the most of your mudroom

Mudrooms in homes are becoming more popular. More>>

Angie's List: Steer clear of lawn mower dangers

After a summer of mowing, it can be easy to forget about safety when cutting the grass. More>>

Angie's List: The cost of a free estimate

Many service companies offer free estimates. But sometimes free isn't really free. More>>

Angie's List: Keeping cool with window treatments

Blasting the A/C may keep your house cool in the summer, but it won't help your bottom line. More>>

Angie's List: Replacing your tub with a shower

Should you swap your bathtub for a shower? More>>

Angie's List: Deck Staining

Is your backyard deck in need of a facelift? More>>

Angie's List: HVAC maintenance agreements

 The key to keep your AC working during the summer months is proper maintenance. More>>

Angie's List: Do I need a permit?

Do you need a permit to renovate your bathroom? What about to build a deck? More>>

Angie's List: Washer & dryer mistakes

 Did you know that routine practices harm major appliances? If users abuse or neglect them, they can wear out faster. More>>

Angie's List: Summer pet health

Now that Summer is in full swing, our pets are spending more time outdoors, which can put them at risk for fleas, ticks and other harmful parasites. More>>

Angie's List: Removing a tree

Trees can add beauty and value to our homes. They even reduce heating and cooling costs if they're properly placed. But do you have a tree in your yard that is diseased and needs to be removed? More>>

Angie's List: Driveway sealing & repair

The condition of your driveway can make or break your home's curb appeal. More>>

Angie's List: Brick Staining

Whether you hate the color of your brick or you're looking to give your home a facelift, there's a new option to consider. More>>

Angie's List: Bicycle buying tips

Father's Day is right around the corner. If dad has enough ties in his closet, how about giving him a new bike. More>>

Angie's List: Landscaping for every budget

As the weather warms up, it's time to tackle the outdoor projects. More>>

Angie's List: Metal Roofing

There is a growing trend in home improvements, metal roofing instead of shingles. It's available in numerous styles and colors but it can take a much bigger bite out of your wallet. More>>

Angie's List: How to maintain your gas grill

Memorial Day is right around the corner and it kicks off the grilling season. More>>

Angie's List: Massage therapy for mom

A massage can be a great way to help relieve pain and stress and it could be the perfect gift for mom this Mother's Day. More>>

Angie's List: Are home warranties worth it?

 Home warranties can provide you with peace of mind, but they can also be a headache if you don't do your homework. More>>

Angie's List: Three home improvement blunders to avoid

It's Spring, a time for home improvement projects. More>>

Angie's List: Dishwasher secrets for cleaner dishes

Dishwashers make life a little easier. But there is a proper way to load a dishwasher and many users want to know whether they should pre-rinse the dishes or not? More>>

Angie's List: How to stay on budget for your wedding

Every girl dreams of her perfect wedding day. More>>

Angie's List: How to get the most out of music or dance lessons

 Mastering a new skill can benefit the mind, body, and soul. More>>

Angie's List: The value of a home inspection & final walk-through

If you're in the market for a new home experts say it's a good idea to get a home inspection, but that's not all. A final walk-through before closing on a deal is also important. More>>

Angie's List: Home improvement projects you shouldn't avoid

 When it comes to home improvements we'd all like to spend our money on glamorous projects like new hardwood floors. But chances are some routine maintenance work is much more important and can be costly. More>>

Angie's List: How to save money when renting a car

Spring may finally be here and now many people are dreaming of their spring break getaways.
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Angie's List: Do-It-Yourself projects

Experts say some 43 million homeowners attempt a Do-It-Yourself project each year. More>>

Angie's List: Run-Flat Tires

The days of changing a flat tire may be over. Spare tires are disappearing. However, the run-flat tire is profiled as one of the newest driving innovations. More>>

Angie's List: Improving your home with paint

When it comes to home improvements painting is one of easiest and least expensive ways to dramatically change the way a room looks. More>>

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