DIY Pest Control
Find natural, do-it-yourself solutions for getting rid of cockroaches, ants, flies, bed bugs, moths, silverfish, carpenter bees, and other pests. Here’s your guide to DIY pest control.
What on God’s green earth are they doing up there anyway? Here are five things you can do about noisy neighbors.
Turn the chore of spring cleaning into an event! Combine your spring cleaning list with your favorite booze. No cleaning task is too large with a cocktail in hand.
What’s the best carpet cleaner? We’ve done the research on carpet cleaning products, chemicals, and DIY carpet cleaning solutions. View the 2018 cleaning guide.
Black mold can cause severe structural damage to your home and negatively affect your health. Get rid of black mold fast with these simple steps.
Don’t be scared from buying a potentially great home just because it has a septic tank. Follow along as we guide you through what you need to know about buying a home with a septic tank.
Tap water can take on various foul odors for a number of reasons. Read on to learn some possible reasons why your tap water smells bad.
Earwigs are known to wreak havoc on foliage and flowers and even food that’s been left out in your kitchen. Protect your home and garden by learning how to identify an earwig and how to implement natural and chemical solutions for removal.
Dishwasher won’t start? Before calling in a professional for a repair or replacement, follow our step-by-step troubleshooting guide to help assess the problem.
Mole crickets can damage turfgrass, lawns, and pastures by disrupting soil and destroying plants. Learn how to identify signs of a mole cricket infestation and how to eliminate these pests with these natural and chemical methods.
House centipedes can be an unsettling nuisance, but you can get rid of an infestation. Here’s how you can identify and remove a house centipede problem.
If you have standing water in your dishwasher, it may be easier to troubleshoot the issue before calling in a professional. Here’s our guide to troubleshooting standing water in your dishwasher.
Water bugs and cockroaches are entirely different insects, but are often confused because of their similar appearances. Learn how to identify a water bug and get rid of an infestation.
Plumbing is an area of home repair that many homeowners and renters choose to stay away from. But some projects, like dealing with a running toilet, are fairly simple to handle on your own. Learn how to fix a running toilet with this troubleshooting guide.
Home appliance insurance, also known as a home warranty, protects you from paying expensive repair and replacement costs on major systems and appliances. Here’s everything you need to know about home appliance insurance.
Dishwasher won’t drain? Follow our troubleshooting guide to identify what could be causing the issue, what can be fixed now, and when to call in professional help.
What do fleas look like? We’ll help you determine how to identify a flea, treat bites on humans and pets, and eliminate fleas from your home.
Dishwasher not cleaning properly? Before calling a service technician to assess the problem, follow this troubleshooting guide to check and clean different parts of your dishwasher.
HERS testing examines a home’s energy efficiency and determines where there’s room to reduce energy consumption. Learn more about HERS testing and when it should be performed.
Palmetto bugs can carry a variety of diseases, easily contaminating food prep areas and other parts of your home. Learn how to quickly get rid of these pests and prevent them from coming back.
A home warranty can give you peace of mind by protecting major systems and appliances and saving you money on repair costs. Learn what a home warranty covers and how to choose the best policy.
Be prepared in the event that a major system or appliance breaks down by securing a home warranty. Learn how a home warranty works and how to choose the best policy.
If you’re dealing with a pesky mouse or an entire rodent infestation, consider the following rat poison options to eliminate the issue once and for all.
Sugar ants are most prevalent in homes between March and September. Learn how to get rid of sugar ants naturally and chemically and prevent them from infesting your home.
Learn how to identify the signs of a gnat infestation and how to get rid of gnats with these natural and chemical methods.
From essential oils to fabric types, practical habits, and active ingredients, learn the best ways to avoid mosquitos and how to choose the best mosquito repellent.
Here’s your step-by-step guide on how to caulk a shower or tub. How to prep, what materials and tools to get, and how to complete the job like a pro.
Carpenter bees are a common household nuisance that can cause severe wood and structural damage if left untreated. Here’s everything you need to know to get rid of carpenter bees.
As your heating and cooling units age, they break down and lose efficiency. Here are the telltale signs that you need an HVAC replacement.
Moths in the home ruin can clothing and food and are often tricky to eliminate. Here’s how you can get rid of moths in kitchens and closets in your home.
Learn how to change a disposable or reusable air filter and other practical tips for maintaining your air conditioning system to ensure high quality indoor air.
Find out everything you need to know about mold testing—whether you need it, when to get it, what to expect, how to find a professional to perform the job, and how much it costs.
Learn signs that you may have a mouse problem, how to get rid of them using natural and chemical methods, and how to get rid of mice in your home altogether.
Learn how to identify fleas, how to get rid of fleas, and how to prevent future infestations in your home and on your pets.
Prevent costly repairs and keep your home in good working order with our comprehensive checklist. Here’s what you need to do each spring, summer, winter, and fall.
Learn the basics of how geothermal heating systems—how they work, types, cost, energy efficiency, maintenance, and installation.
Stay warm through the winter by weather stripping your doors and windows to prevent drafts and keep energy bills under control. Details on weather stripping cost, types, and installation.
Flushing your water heater gets rid of sediment buildup and increases system efficiency. Learn how to flush your water heater in these eight simple steps.
A simple guide to shopping for homeowners insurance—what is covered, what is not, and how to find a great policy.
HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air. Learn how HEPA filters work and how to choose one as well as cost, care, and the importance of clean air.
Learn what renters insurance is, who needs it, what it covers, and how to find a plan that suits your needs.
Your comprehensive furnace and heater troubleshooting guide—identify the source of the problem and determine whether to call in the the professionals.
Learn how ants enter your home, how to quickly get rid of an ant infestation fast, and prevent these pests from coming back.
Learn when you should have your home inspected for termites, how much they cost, what an infestation looks like, how to prevent termites in your home, and how to find a extermination professional.
Keep your kids safe and your home sparkling. Here’s what you need to know about chemical cleaning products in your home, what to avoid, and how to choose kid-friendly products.
Here are three quick fixes—two above ground and one below—for squeaky floorboards. From diagnosing the problem to silencing the noise, here’s what you need to know.
A burst pipe can cause thousands of dollars in water damage to your home. Here’s how to prevent your pipes from freezing, what to do if you suspect a frozen pipe, and what to do if a pipe bursts.
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.
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.
Condensation in double-pane windows signals that a seal has been compromised. Here’s how to address the issue.
Learn the most important considerations and read what realtors have to say about purchasing a home warranty.
Here are the most important questions to ask and factors to consider when hiring a home cleaning service or individual.
Clean your gutters twice a year—once in the fall and once in the spring. Here’s how in five simple steps.
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.
You may have birds in your chimney if you are hearing rustling and chirping. Learn more about identification, potential prevention, and legal removal.
We offer several quick ways to reduce energy consumption at home that are not only simple, but are also cost effective.
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.
We’re all using more water at home than is necessary. Here’s how you can change your habits and conserve water at home.
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.
Keeping your HVAC system in peak condition includes keeping the air ducts clean. See how you can save money, increase comfort, and breathe easier.
Two easy and effective methods for cleaning glass using materials you already have in your home.
Improve the indoor air quality of your home. Learn how to keep moisture in check, test for harmful substances, and better ventilate your home.
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.
Hard water stains, which are yellow/white chalk-like deposits on metal, porcelain, and tiles can be easily eliminated using household products.
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.