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Soundproofing for Apartments

We explore eight easy and inexpensive strategies for soundproofing your apartment. Keep noise inside or out with these methods you can tackle in a single weekend.

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Emergency Winter Power Outage Kit

Don’t be caught unprepared when ice and snow storms come your way. Prep your home for inclement weather with an emergency winter power outage kit. Here’s how to build yours.

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How to Get Rid of Condensation in Double-Pane Windows

Condensation in double-pane windows signals that a seal has been compromised. Here’s how to address the issue.

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Home Warranties:
What You Need to Know

Learn the most important considerations and read what realtors have to say about purchasing a home warranty.

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How to Choose a
Home Cleaning Service

Here are the most important questions to ask and factors to consider when hiring a home cleaning service or individual.

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How to Clean Gutters

Clean your gutters twice a year—once in the fall and once in the spring. Here’s how in five simple steps.

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How to Keep Your Home
Free from Pet Hair

Hair in your home comes with the territory of indoor pets. Here’s what you can do to remove pet hair and prevent it from building up again.

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Birds In The Chimney | Identification, Prevention, & Removal

You may have birds in your chimney if you are hearing rustling and chirping. Learn more about identification, potential prevention, and legal removal.

Electric

The Best 5 Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption at Home

We offer several quick ways to reduce energy consumption at home that are not only simple, but are also cost effective.

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How to Fix Low Water Pressure in Your Home

Learn how to determine the cause of low water pressure in your home, what you can do about it, and when to call in the pros.

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Conserving Water at Home

We’re all using more water at home than is necessary. Here’s how you can change your habits and conserve water at home.

Kitchen

How to Make Stainless Steel Cleaner

Stainless steel attracts dirt, grime, and fingerprints easily, so regular cleaning is necessary to maintain its shine. We’ve collected three stainless steel cleaners you can easily make at home.

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What You Need to Know About Cleaning Air Ducts

Keeping your HVAC system in peak condition includes keeping the air ducts clean. See how you can save money, increase comfort, and breathe easier.

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2 Best Eco-Friendly Ways to Clean Glass

Two easy and effective methods for cleaning glass using materials you already have in your home.

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6 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Improve the indoor air quality of your home. Learn how to keep moisture in check, test for harmful substances, and better ventilate your home.

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How to Set Your Water Heater Temperature

Prevent the dangerous risk of scalding, stop bacteria breeding, and keep you water temperature at a comfortable level. Here’s how to set your water heater temperature in four steps.

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How to Eliminate Hard Water Stains

Hard water stains, which are yellow/white chalk-like deposits on metal, porcelain, and tiles can be easily eliminated using household products.

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6 Best Roofing Materials Ranked by Durability and Cost

When it comes to roofing materials, make an informed and careful decision. Consider the six most popular options and make the right choice for your home.

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Guide to Winterizing Your Home

Keep your home warm and safe as the temperatures drop. Here are nine steps you can take to winterize your home.