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New Angie's List App Puts Local Service at Your Fingertips

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Snapfix, the app’s newest feature, helps homeowners get their projects done quickly and conveniently.

The new Angie’s List app, designed for iOS, gives consumers the ability to purchase deals or schedule home improvement projects through Snapfix.

Shortage of Workers Impacts Skilled Trades

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Craig King, a student at Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma City, works to square cabinet doors. (Photo by Garett Fisbeck)

Hiring skilled workers, especially for heating and air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, roofing, drywalling or tiling jobs, is getting tougher, experts say.

How to Avoid Towing Scams

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Car owners should take the time to research towing companies before they need one, to ensure they find a company that has a reputable history. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Lisa G., Anderson, Ind.)

If you find yourself needing to hire a towing company, make sure to do your research. Some companies may have unethical business practices and hidden charges.

What to Know Before a Plumbing Emergency

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It pays to pick your plumber before you absolutely have to, and to know tricks of the plumbing scam trade. (Photo by Steve Mitchell)

It's a good idea to get to know a good plumber before you have a plumbing emergency. Also, watch out for these red flags of possible plumbing-related scams.

Lead Paint Is Still a Threat, But It Shouldn’t Be

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Because of the health risks from lead paint, it's important to take extra steps when working a pre-1978 home. (Photo by Brandon Smith)

If you live in a pre-1978 house, be aware of the dangers that lead paint poses, even in the tiniest amounts. Children face the greatest risk. Follow these tips:

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