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The nastiest place in your home may surprise you Where is all my heat going?…

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Door locks-hardware have actually been around for quite a long time. Some person with something…

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How to care for your stainless steel appliances I know this may sound silly but…

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Most of the U.S. is broiling under a heat wave at the moment. From the Midwest to the East Coast a sweltering parade of 100-degree days seems to be marching across the country without end. Severe weather is the norm these days, and when times are hot like they are right now, it’s nice to have a cool home to retreat into. But if the interior of your house is roasting too, you’ll be glad to learn there are some hacks that can help with cooling it down. Let’s start with cooling down your attic.

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 GFCI’s help keep you safe, but don’t last forever! It is always a bit frightening…

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August/September Checklists– Download Now! What to do and when to do it Once…

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Outdoor-Rated Appliances: Why you Need Them. Entertaining outdoors at home is fun and exciting. The…

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Five ways homeowners can create more value! Spring is on the way and whether you…

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Tips For Safer Fire Pit Fun Outdoor fire pits have become extremely popular over the…

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Tips For A Bug-Free Home Everyone wants to live in a healthy natural world. It…

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Mandatory things every homeowner must know Just like learning to fly a…

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Pre-finishing a wood deck Boardwalk deck Over the last year I’ve posted a…

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