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Members living in and around Beantown are able to search the list whenever they need to hire someone for home repairs, landscaping and other professional services.

Boston is home to some of the most vibrant communities in New England. Brookline, for example, is home to many medical professionals and academics, Cambridge is the center of higher education and intellectual endeavor in Massachusetts, Needham is attractively old-fashioned and historical, and Watertown offers great opportunities to raise families.

The Boston metro area is home to some of the most attractive and valuable housing in the Bay State, and homeowners can rely on us to find the most reliable service providers.  Find the best contractors and plumbers, and keep your Boston-area home in perfect condition.

 

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Pets Come and Go, but Dog Walker Sticks Around

Dog walker in Watertown, Massachusetts, serves same family with three dogs for 18 years. Learn more about one of many long-term Angie's List relationships.
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Remodeler Provides Reliable Service for 25 Years

PBI Construction in Brighton, Massachusetts, provides service to same Boston Angie's List member for 25 years. Read more about this long-time relationship.
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Is There Lead in Copper or Brass Plumbing Pipes?

Lead may be found in older copper or brass plumbing pipes and fixtures, and may contaminate your home's water supply. Learn to identify and control the risks.
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What Is a Home Improvement Contractor's Bond?

Verifying a remodeling contractor's bond offers a homeowner better financial protection for home improvement projects than insurance or proper licensing.
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Why Does Toilet Water Move When It's Windy Outside?

On extremely windy days, your toilet’s water levels may drop, usually thanks to the toilet’s plumbing system undergoing pressure changes. Thankfully this isn’t a cause for concern, but it is thanks to a fascinating scientific principle.
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How to Resurface a Bathtub

If your bathtub has become uncomfortable due to cracks or unsightly stains, you don’t have to replace it or pay for an expensive relining. Instead, you can resurface your bathtub using a DIY epoxy kit, a relatively easy process.
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Downed Power Line in Your Yard? 4 Immediate Steps to Take

Downed power lines are not just an inconvenience—they can also be dangerous. But knowing what to do when a power line falls in your yard will help protect your home and family. Learn who to contact and what to do if you see a downed power line.

How to Find the Best Child Care Provider for Your Family

New Massachusetts regulations make it easier for parents to verify that a caregiver working outside the family's home is properly licensed, which is important.
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3 Home Health Benefits to Carpet Cleaning

Regular carpet cleaning not only means cleaner carpets, but can also contribute to a healthier home environment.
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Squeaky Floors? A Boston Area Expert Explains the Fix

A flooring expert issues tips for squelching the squeaks in your home.
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How Often Should I Clean Dish Scrubbing Tools?

Your cleaning supplies need a good scrubbing to stay sanitary. Keep bacteria away by regularly washing and replacing your sponges, rags and brushes.
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What is PVC Outgassing in My Plumbing?

PVC can release a dangerous gas that can cause health problems for homeowners.
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Roofing Contractors Offer Advice on Ice Dams

A Boston Angie's member asks who she can contact about handing ice issues with her gutters. Two highly rated roof contractors weigh in on ice dams.
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What Kind of Heat Pump Do I Need?

Highly rated HVAC providers analyze the variations between air-source and ground-source heat pumps.
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Radiator Heating Repairs Require Finesse

Delicate steam heaters present a host of issues to Boston homeowners who need help maintaining the older technology.