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Talented painters cover variety of home repair needs

"I always feel like I get more than a paint job when I use them."

Protect your patio furniture

Properly preserving outdoor patio furniture during the winter weather will help retain its appearance and structural integrity for when your'e ready to use it again in the spring.

Air duct experts warn of 'bait-and-switch'

Learn how you can steer clear of upsells attached to low-priced air-duct cleaning offers in the Los Angeles area.

Earthquake can't shake stellar shower installation

"I have not had any problems to date," Panorama City, Calif., homeowner says.

Check out air duct cleaners to avoid overpaying


air duct technician using hose to clean air duct
Investigate air duct cleaning companies before hiring to avoid unscrupulous contractors. (Photo courtesy of Marion White)

Seattle air duct expert Dave Kostecka tells you how to steer clear of "bait-and-switch companies."

Proper maintenance keeps gutters on for life

Seattle installers share tips for purchasing and cleaning gutter systems.

Stump grinding grates nerves of unhappy customer

Aadams Tree Service allegedly abandons work before it's complete to customer's satisfaction.

How to protect yourself from online predators

This holiday shopping season, make sure your identity is in safe hands before making online purchases.

Flexible fence design gives Chicago yard an upgrade

"The workers double-checked with me every step of the way to make sure they were doing exactly what I wanted."

Contractor adapts, creates the perfect patio

Chicago company puts in extra work to make sure the customer's stamped concrete patio enhances their home.

How copper can keep gutters on longer

Washington D.C., installers tell why the material may make all the difference.

Cool response leads to A/C contract refund

Fairfax, Va., member claims company was rude and unresponsive before running off with check.

Air conditioner water damage, dispute evaporate

A delayed diagnosis for a leaking air conditioner frustrates homeowner, time reveals the problem and a resolution.

Basement flooding causes calculation quarrel

When the flood clean-up crew's calculation of the area of the basement is larger that the insurance company's, the homeowner requests that the bill reflect the difference.

Out-of-this-world carpet cleaner committed to quality

Chicago Super Service Award winner says that consistency and long-term relationships with customers are the keys to their success.

Chicago experts say air duct cleaning reduces dust, mold

Local air duct cleaners say regular maintenance can prevent mold buildup and other problems.

Gutter leak locations can point to problems


dirty gutter
Keeping gutters clean helps prevent future leaks and damage. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Summer S.)

Chicago experts say that gutter problems can often be a result of poor installation originally.

Commitment to success brings bathroom remodeling glory

Chicago bathroom remodelers

Remodelers' commitment brings bathroom

Gutted bathroom achieves remodeling glory
Bathroom remodel goes from gutted to glory

Home haunters scare up Halloween fun

With a little creativity and help from friends and family, these homeowners transform their houses into spooky spots for Halloween fun.

Mortgage company puts clients first, stands out

"It was refreshing to work with someone of her character in a field that rarely leaves you feeling that way."


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