Since 1995, Angie Hicks has been dedicated to helping consumers get the real scoop on local service companies and health providers. Inspired by the frustrations her co-founder had trying to find reliable contractors in suburban Columbus, Ohio, she started Angie's List 'now Angi' to help homeowners find who they should hire and who they should avoid.
Inviting a contractor you don't know into your home can feel invasive. After using Angie's List to find a highly rated contractor, use these tips to feel at ease when hiring someone to work in your home.
Dear Angie: I moved into a duplex three months ago and found mold in the basement. I told my landlord about it, and he used white vinegar and bleach on the walls. I asked him to have a company take care of it, but he came over and tried cleaning it himself. Do you think that will get rid of it?
Dear Angie: We want to do most of our master bathroom remodel ourselves and get help with a few things, such as the shower pan, wall tile and glass doors. But it seems unless we do a complete remodel, most contractors don't want to work with us. â€“ Deborah C. of Southampton, Pennsylvania