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Don’t waste your time or money: How to find a home contractor without getting duped

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You’re standing in the kitchen grabbing a snack and all of a sudden, the worst happens: A pipe bursts and water is spraying everywhere. What do you do?

Sure, you could Google for a plumber nearby. Trust me when I say that’s a bad idea. Scammers are waiting for people like you, who are in a bind and need someone fast. Beyond that, you may find a real plumber, but who knows if that person will do a good job.

Instead, download the Angi app. Our sponsor, Angi, takes all the hassles and frustrations out of getting the right people to do things around the house. I’ll show you how it works.

Find pros the easy way

In the past, I’ve spent time asking friends for recommendations, looking through lists and websites, and scanning reviews I never quite trusted. What a waste of time.

Then I downloaded Angi. I simply told Angi what I needed, how often I needed it and where I was located. Bingo! Just like that, fixed prices arrived from three different landscaping companies. Get this: The price I was paying for weekly landscaping dropped by 27%. That’s a big saving. The best part was that the whole process took me less than 10 minutes, and it was free.

I also loved being able to see real reviews from real people. On Yelp, Google or many other sites you end up on, those reviews are inflated, faked, and otherwise unreliable. With Angi, only someone who has interacted with a pro can leave a review. That means you’re not wading through fake reviews to suss out what you can trust. I love that.

Happiness, guaranteed

When you book and pay with Angi, you’re covered by their Happiness Guarantee. They cover your projects up to the total purchase price, plus limited damage protection. That’s incredible, and there’s no way you’re getting that by using Yelp or landing on some random contractor’s website. When was the last time you were delighted with a home repair or project?

I used Angi for landscaping most recently, but you can find pros and fair pricing for any home project:

  • Power washing
  • Appliance repairs
  • Roofing
  • Home cleaning
  • Gutter cleaning
  • Pest control
  • Window cleaning
  • Fence repair
  • And even remodeling projects!

Name your project and Angi will step in and help you get it all done in a jiffy.

The easiest way is by downloading the Angi app for your phone in the Apple App Store or Google Play store. Stop dreading dealing with home repairs or remodels. The next time you think about fixing something or finally getting around to a home project, you can smile. Angi will do it for you. You’ll be happy. I am!

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