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Angie’s List: Protecting your Family from Lead Poisoning

October 21st, 2014
(WGGB) -- Lead poisoning is 100 percent preventable,  but unfortunately, every year, thousands of kids still end up getting sick. In observance of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, experts are reinforcing the importance of testing your...

Angie’s List: Protecting Your Child’s Eyes

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October 7th, 2014
(WGGB) -- From the moment they wake up, kids are surrounded by screens -- whether it's computers or tablets, smartphones or smart boards -- and many parents are worried about how all that screen time is affecting their child's vision. "My...

Angie’s List: Making the Most of your Mudroom

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September 30th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Mudrooms are perfect for busy families -- offering organization and storage solutions. "I really love that it has a big closet and we've built in some shelves for organizing and a place to put mops, brooms and the dog food and hats and...

Angie’s List: Installing USB Ports at Home

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September 23rd, 2014
(WGGB) -- Do you find yourself fighting for outlet space as your family's collection of gadgets continues to grow? "USB outlets are a new trend and they have been available for about a year now," says Angie Hicks of Angie's List. "Electricians...

Angie’s List: Finding the Right Auto Body Shop

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September 16th, 2014
(WGGB) -- When you get into an accident or find your car on the receiving end of a hefty blow, one of the first calls you should make is to your insurance company. Your agent will typically give you a list of recommended auto body shops, but...

Angie’s List: Sounding Off on Subpar Service

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September 9th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Contractor complaints are pretty common, but a new survey by Angie's List reveals just how often people are reporting serious problems with the work they paid for. "In a recent Harris poll we found that 50 percent of homeowners that...

Angie’s List: Preventing Lawn Mower Injuries

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September 2nd, 2014
(WGGB) -- The end of summer doesn't mean the end of lawn care. But, after months of mowing, it can be easy to put yourself on autopilot when you're cutting the grass. As you might guess, that's when accidents happen. Last year, more than 300,000...

Angie’s List: Beat the Heat with Window Treatments

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August 26th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Blasting the air conditioner may keep your house cool in the summer, but it won't help your bottom line. If your budget could use a break, you may want to focus on your windows -- or at least what's hanging around them. But what...

Angie’s List: Is a Free Estimate Really Free?

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August 19th, 2014
(WGGB) -- We've all heard the expression, "There's no such thing as a free lunch," but what about a free estimate? Many service companies offer them, but how do you know that bid won't come with a price tag? The answer may depend on your...

Angie’s List: Removing Poisonous Plants

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August 12th, 2014
(WGGB) -- A weekend spent working in the yard can turn into an itchy, uncomfortable nightmare, if you don't steer clear of poisonous plants, like poison ivy, oak or sumac. "I usually just noticed one or two little dots which eventually...

Angie’s List: Giving Your Deck a Facelift

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August 5th, 2014
(WGGB) -- The summer is winding down, but there's still plenty of time to enjoy your backyard deck -- as long as you have a deck worth enjoying. If your deck needs a facelift, you have options. But, should you paint your deck or stain it?...

Angie’s List: Safe Tree Removal

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July 29th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Despite our best effort, sometimes a tree is just too sick to save. When that happens, you really have no choice but to remove the tree. "Proper tree maintenance is important from a liability standpoint for homeowners," says Angie Hicks...

Angie’s List: Protecting Your Pet from Parasites

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July 22nd, 2014
(WGGB) -- The dog days of summer are upon us. Chances are your furry friend is spending a lot of time outdoors, which exposes them to plenty of harmful parasites. You can prevent these health issues before they start. "Being a volunteer at the...

Angie’s List: HVAC Yearly Service Agreements

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July 15th, 2014
(WGGB) -- The key to keeping your air conditioner humming all summer long is proper maintenance, but when you're busy, an AC check-up is probably the last thing on your mind. That's where yearly service agreements come in handy. Many HVAC...

Angie’s List: Extend the Life of Your Washer & Dryer

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July 8th, 2014
(WGGB) -- When it comes to household appliances like our washer and dryer, we usually assume we're using them correctly. But over time, abuse and neglect can easily lead to an emergency repair call. "The more water you have in there, the more...