Consider a Tile Transformation

A gorgeous new backsplash or tile design can completely transform your kitchen or bathroom. Whether you want something bright in a bold shape or a classic and clean look, the right tile can be both timeless and modern, giving your home a fresh and updated look. In your kitchen, consider…

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Turn Something Old Into Something New

Whether it’s an old family heirloom or a fabulous thrift store find, up cycling an old chair is a great way to add a unique piece to your room for a lower cost. Depending on the design, you may find that you can actually do the work yourself. Even if…

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If You Think You’ve Been Exposed to Radon

Although there is no definitive test that can tell you for sure whether you’ve been exposed to radon, it’s still a good idea to address your concerns with your doctor. Together the two of you can decide whether you should be monitored more closely for signs of lung cancer or…

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Unsafe Decks

If you love to entertain, a home with a beautiful deck is likely at the top of your list. Decks can be wonderful gathering places for family and friends or a perfect spot to enjoy the outdoors. While decks can be a huge selling point for a home, a poorly…

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Weather Changes and Radon

Wet weather can put a damper on your plans, but did you know it can also alter your radon levels? Too much water or changing weather conditions can have a negative impact on the accuracy of your radon test. Winds over 30mph should cause the test results to be completely…

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Common Types of Radon Mitigation Systems

If your home has recently tested positive for radon, there’s no need to panic. You’ve got several excellent options to choose from when it comes to safe, effective mitigation methods. The following are some great examples to consider. Sub-Membrane Flush Method Does your home have a crawlspace? If so, you’d…

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Maintaining a Radon-Free Home

Radon is often found in trace amounts in the air outside your home. A test can reveal whether it’s inside your home, and regular maintenance can help keep it out. Testing for radon is easy and inexpensive. You can hire a professional to complete the test, or you can use…

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Switch to Satin Brass Finishes

Brass is making a comeback, and for good reason. This gorgeous finish adds a touch of class and elegance to any room by embracing the current trend in gold accents. In bathrooms and kitchens, choose it for your faucets and knobs for a customized and modern look that stands out…

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Repair and Replace Soffit

If you’re going to need roof repairs, this is one of the better ones. Repairing or replacing the soffit under your eaves or the roof overhang is usually safer because you don’t have to be on the roof itself. If you have areas in your soffit that have been water…

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Is You’re A/C in the Attic?

Putting an air conditioner in the attic seems to make perfect sense. There are no ugly window units. There is no bulky central A/C unit in the utility area. There is just cool dry air gently flowing down from ceiling vents. Unfortunately, that’s not all that’s flowing. In the process…

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Prepare For Your Summer Showings

If you’re selling your home in the summer, it is important to have the right tools in your arsenal. Fortunately, there are tips for preparing a home for summer showings. When preparing for potential buyers, consider the following tips: Consider putting out cold beverages for potential buyers Turn the lights…

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Guide to Choosing a Radon Mitigation Company

When it comes to radon testing your home, make sure that the process runs smoothly by choosing a qualified radon mitigation company. The company should be experienced and offer high-quality solutions. Here is what you need to look for when choosing a company. First, make sure that the contractor is…

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Home Inspection Red Flags: What To Look Out For

Scheduling a thorough home inspection is an important part of getting any home ready for the market. However, fully understanding what the resulting report means for that property can take a little finesse if you’re not already in the know. Some potential issues with a property are more obvious or…

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Is Your Home Properly Grounded?

You’ve heard the sage advice to “keep grounded,” right? Well that goes for your house as well as for you. It’s shocking to realize how many homes are not properly grounded. It’s a good bet that much of this problem ties back to amateur electricians or undertrained appliance installers. Some…

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Energy Efficient Improvements and Radon

Energy efficient improvements can help lower utility bills and keep the home at the right temperature, but the tighter windows, doors and HVAC system mean the air is now essentially trapped. Radioactive radon gas can linger in these tight spaces and accumulate. If these levels rise too high, you need…

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Watch Out for Galvanized Water Distribution Pipes

Water supply piping is what brings water to our homes from the main supply in the street. There are multiple types of water supply piping materials, including plastic, copper, lead and galvanized. The last two are the ones you want to watch out for. Identify your water supply piping material…

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Find a New Function for Your Fireplace

A warm fire can be relaxing and cozy on a cold winter night. But if you live in warmer weather or are worried about the upkeep, you can upgrade your fireplace into a stylish storage area. Clean it out and seal everything up before you start, and pick a paint…

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Breathe Easy and Learn About Radon

After buying a home with radon, your first step is to gain more of an understanding of what radon is. Mitigation comes next, but first, take a moment to learn the facts. Radon gas is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. Your new home is not a problem. Radon gas can…

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Embrace the Power of Paint

It’s pretty well-known that a new paint color can completely upgrade a room almost instantly. But if you think outside the box, you’ll find that it can create some gorgeous wall features in a very creative way. Instead of purchasing a new hardboard, a painted pattern or simple rectangle painted…

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Radon FAQ’s Answered

Your home is your castle, and you want to make sure that all subjects living inside of it are protected. You’ve done the important things already: Purchased home insurance, fenced the yard and installed security cameras. But have you made yours a radon-resistant home? What is Radon? Simply stated, radon…

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Boost Your Home’s Value With Radon Mitigation

If you’re planning on putting your home on the market and want to maximize your property’s value, look into a radon mitigation system if your levels are elevated. Rather than generating concern, a mitigation system is more likely to serve as a measure of reassurance for potential buyers. Make It…

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Create a Bold Statement in a Surprising Location

There are plenty of ways to spice up a room, like adding interesting artwork and furniture or unique decor items. But if you really want to make a bold statement, start with the walls and fixtures themselves. Don’t just look around for new inspiration; look up! Turning your ceiling into…

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Follow These Hands-On Hints To Rid Your Home of Mold

Few things strike horror in the hearts of homeowners as learning mold has infiltrated the perimeter. Don’t panic. Realize that even though it is potentially damaging and unhealthy, you can defeat mold. These practical tips should help get you started: Know the symptoms of mold exposure. Most noticeable are allergy…

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How to Fix Plumbing Vent Boots

Could the plumbing vent boots be the source of your leak problems? Here’s how to find out and how to fix them. Check the Boot Your plumbing vent may come in three different forms: Plastic Two-piece metal fixtures Plastic and metal The base of plastic vent boots is susceptible to…

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Slow the Flow

It doesn’t take too much to send your water bill through the roof.  On the other hand it doesn’t take too much to cut it either. Something as simple as installing a new low-flow shower head can make a big difference, especially if there are several people in your household…

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Tips for Commercial Mold Remediation

Mold is a common problem for home owners, but mold can affect businesses as well, of course. What should you do if you find mold in your business? Do not ignore the problem. It can be easy to hope the issue fixes itself or even to forget about it entirely,…

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Put Your Garbage Disposal on a Diet

We feed ourselves, our kids and our pets. But think before you feed your garbage disposal. While eggs, potatoes, celery and peaches are pretty tasty and loaded with nutrition, their skins and shells are also loaded with fiber that will upset your garbage disposal. Get in the habit of peeling…

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Maintain a Functioning Air Conditioner System

The air conditioner moves air from outside to inside, and it cools the air in the process. The heat pump cools air by pumping heat out of the air. Check for Problems Consider the hazards of the outdoor environment and weather. Check for debris in condensing coils. Check for damage…

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Protect Your Indoor Air Quality During Flood Cleanup

With everything that goes on after a flood, the last thing on your mind may be the air quality inside your office or home. However, there are long-term health risks associated with not tackling wet and contaminated materials. Even if the water has receded, puddles are often left behind becoming…

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The Pros and Cons of Roof Replacement

It can be difficult to choose between repairing your roof and replacing it all together. Knowing the pros and cons of replacing your roof can help you make your decision. Pros When major damage occurs, such as a storm that causes extensive water damage or the majority of your roof’s…

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How to Fix a Jammed Garbage Disposal

If you have a clogged or jammed disposal, your first instinct might be to call a plumber. In some cases, you do need to call a professional, but this isn’t always true. Sometimes, the solution requires no plumbing knowledge at all. Here is something you can try: Unplug the garbage…

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Radon FAQ’s

Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause a number of health conditions. It is produced from the natural breakdown of uranium in the soil. The idea of something unseen and dangerous lurking in your home can seem frightening, but thankfully there are ways to cope with it. How…

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Fourth of July Fun Facts

While you’re enjoying this year’s festivities on Independence Day, here are some fun facts to chew on at your annual cookout: Did you know that the Declaration of Independence wasn’t actually signed on July 4th? This important document was adopted by Congress on that date, but all of the signatures…

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Flush Out That Toilet Bowl Leak

Your water bill can be adversely affected by an unstopped toilet bowl leak, not to mention the potential damage to floors or walls when they are constantly exposed to water, however small the amount. Don’t flush your money down the drain by allowing a leak to go unchecked. Here is…

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Repair Your Window Air Conditioning Unit

Because the window unit is so much smaller, the same equipment must fit into a much more cramped space. What might go wrong, and how can you fix it? Potential Problems This system needs repairs every so often. Consider things to check regularly, so that you can fix the problem…

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How to Withdraw an Item from the Toilet

Nearly everyone has experienced the fear of dropping a small object into the toilet or drain. Often, it is a piece of jewelry lost to the pipes. Fortunately, you don’t always have to call a plumber to retrieve it. Take these simple steps: Get a wet/dry vacuum Remove the filter…

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Should You Clean Your Air Ducts?

The duct work in your home or office circulates the air throughout the building either heating it or cooling it as it passes through the HVAC system. Over time, the ducts can become dirty with dust, debris and mold. Those areas of build up can contaminate the air you breathe…

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How to Fix a Wobbly Showerhead

Loose showerheads can be a problem. Sometimes, this happens due to poor installation of the showerhead or the wrong size of showerhead for the pipe. Whatever the reason, wobbly showerheads are frustrating. Don’t despair. You don’t need to seek out an invasive fix. In fact, with a couple basic steps,…

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New Construction Leads to New Problems

The best part of a new house is the lack of visible framing or foundation defects. If the home comes with appliances, they are brand new. So, how many problems could you really have? Don’t be fooled, new construction can still have issues.  Faults in New Construction  A new home…

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Prevent Damage From Water Leaks

A leaking pipe can cause a lot of damage in a hurry. Basic household knowledge should include the simple task of shutting off the water, but do you know where your water main is? It is surprising how few people know what it is; let alone where to find it.…

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Straighten and Clean Your Cooling Fins

Air must move through the condensing unit in your air conditioner to effectively cool your home. If the fins get bent or damaged, air flow may be restricted. Needed Tools Aluminum fins could get bent or damaged by debris or high pressures washing. Purchase a fin comb, or coil fin…

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4 Elements of Stellar Home Office Design

A home office can serve a lot of purposes. It can be the place you keep important documents and manage the household finances. It may be the room where all your best ideas for marketing your new product or writing your next novel are born. No matter what purpose it…

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How to Repair a Leaky Faucet

Many homeowners complain about leaky faucets. This is a common problem that often has an easy fix. Usually a faucet leaks because the components wear out. If you want to replace your worn out washers, seals and O-Rings, here is how. With a compression faucet, follow these steps: Remove decorative…

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Top FAQ About Radon

Are you curious about radon and what it is and isn’t? Here are some common questions and answers regarding your risk of radon exposure. Question: Will I have radon problems if my neighbor does?  Answer: Home levels of radon vary. Testing is the only way to know how much or…

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How to Fix a Shower’s Low Water Pressure

If you’re stuck with low water pressure, you’re probably dealing with a scale accumulation. Odds are a water pressure issue with the showerhead isn’t a major plumbing issue. If the fix doesn’t work, then you want to get it checked, but until then, try these steps. Turn off the water…

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3 Easy Ways to Organize Your Garage

The garage often becomes a neglected space full of extra items from the house and cluttered with toys and tools. Often parking in the garage takes a backseat to the excess and disorganization of the space. Whether you have a single, double or triple, take back your garage with a…

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Are Children at Higher Risk for Radon Exposure?

Lung cancer risk increases for both children and adults who are exposed to radon in the home. However, most people are exposed to small levels of environmental radon without consequence. Unfortunately, children usually consume higher levels of radon than adults in the same household. Reasons for Increased Risk Radon is…

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How to Spot the Source of a Roof Leak

The source of a leak can be hard to find. However, it’s not impossible. With a little knowledge and a lot of determination, you can get the job done. Here are some of the places you should start your hunt. Trust Gravity When it comes to finding leaks, gravity is…

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer and is usually a day for barbeques, picnics and time with friends and family. With all of the enjoyment that surrounds this three-day weekend, it can be easy to forget the purpose behind the National holiday. Memorial Day (originally called Decoration Day)…

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Tricks to Keep Wires Hidden

Too many wires can take over your home, causing it to look cluttered. There are wires for practically everything nowadays and keeping them under control is quite the task. Here are some tips to help you keep your wires out of sight and out of mind. Install important wires underneath…

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Use Wine Corks for Caulk Bottles

Synthetic wine corks are a staple of many DIY home projects, but they can also be extremely helpful in your toolbox. If you have ever used caulk, silicone, or any other adhesive material from a pressurized bottle, then you know how much of a pain it can be to stop…

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The Truth About Your Roof’s Life Expectancy

Nothing in this world truly lasts forever, not even your roof! While this may not come as a surprise, it is important you are aware of how long your home’s roof is expected to last. Although the average life expectancy of a roof is between 20 and 25 years, there…

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The Important of Regular Maintenance of Your Radon System

After your radon mitigation system is installed, it’s important not to ignore it and assume that everything is working properly. Instead, make sure you have a maintenance plan in place with the installation company. While many companies perform this maintenance as part of the installation price, some may require you…

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How to Fix a Shiner Roof Leak

Does your ceiling have a small plastic barrier to separate the attic insulation from the drywall? Here’s how to find and fix a leak in this area. Step 1 Move aside the insulation. Look for any stains indicating water flow on the plastic barrier. Step 2 If you can’t spot…

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What Is Radon and Why Is It Dangerous?

Have you ever heard someone mention radon and wondered what it is? Radon is a naturally-occurring as that is radioactive. It can seep up from the earth into houses, which is why residences are often tested both before and after real estate transactions. Without a test, radon is undetectable. It…

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Simple Storage Solution: Tight-Space Shelves

Get all the benefits of shelving without taking up space in the room. Use versatile and easy-to-install pantry door shelves to hold your tools, cleaners, towels, trash bags, and other workshop supplies. Instead of attaching them to the inside door of a pantry or closet, bolt them directly on to…

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Increase Closet Storage Space with Nook Shelves

Most of us want to make the most of our closet space, but recessed space at the ends of the closet can seem impossible to utilize efficiently. But, it is possible to create nook shelves that can easily hold blankets, towels, or whatever other small items you need to store…

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Replace Popped Nails in Your Deck

Changes in the weather cause swelling and shrinking in the boards of your deck. This movement of the wood fibers causes the metal nails to pop up out of the wood. Driving them back down is only a shortterm solution because they will pop up again after a shortened period…

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Properly Caring for Your Dry-Cleaned Clothes

Some of our clothes require a little more care than just tossing them in the washing machine followed by a quick run in the dryer. Instead, they need professional dry-cleaning services. Unfortunately, many of us feel that the wire hanger and plastic sheath combo we receive our clothes back on…

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The Top 3 Home Inspection Mistakes Realtors Make

Every experienced real estate agent has worked with great home inspectors in their career. Regrettably, they’ve worked with some real dogs too. You owe it to yourself to recommend an inspector who won’t drive you crazy. Here are 3 common mistakes realtors make and how to avoid them. Skipping the…

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The Likelihood of Getting Lung Cancer From Radon

Radon in your home can be dangerous to your health. That is because radon gas can damage lung tissue and ultimately cause lung cancer.  Who Is Most at Risk for Lung Cancer From Radon?  Of course, not everyone who breathes in radon will develop lung cancer. According to the Environmental…

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Consider a GFCI Protector

A GFCI or ground fault circuit interrupter is one of the greatest advancements in electrical safety in the past four decades. These are the outlets you often come across in areas of the house where moisture poses a risk. Some common areas include: Bathrooms Kitchens Unfinished basements Use the GFCI…

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How To Protect Your Pets From Radon

Radon gas doesn’t just affect your human family members. It can also make your pets seriously ill, as well.  Why Radon Gas Can Harm Pets Pets are actually more susceptible to the dangers of radon gas than humans are. After all, while you and your kids likely spend hours at…

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Make Your Light Switches Easier to Find

There’s an easy way to make your light switches easier to find, and all it takes is a little dab of glow-in-the-dark paint. You can find glow-in-the-dark paint at most hardware and craft stores. Simply dab a bit of this paint to the tips of your light switches. Wait a…

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How Radon-Resistant Features Can Protect Your Home

You may have heard that radon can cause lung cancer. Thankfully, newer homes often have built-in features designed to limit radon exposure. What Are Radon-Resistant Features? Certain radon-resistant features can prevent radon from entering your home. When installed during the construction phase, they are a simple and inexpensive way to…

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How Does Radon Impact Children?

Although most of us have been exposed to radon in the environment, concentrated levels of ongoing exposure can lead to health problems. Both adults and children who are exposed to radon in their homes have an increased risk of lung cancer. Increased Exposure for Little Ones The radon exposure level…

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How to Repair a Cut Extension Cord

If you accidentally cut an extension cord, your first instinct may be to just throw it out. But, it is possible to salvage the remains for a functional cord. You might think to splice the ends of the cut cord together, but this is not permissible under the National Electric…

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Why You Need To Test for Radon Regularly

Once you’ve received your radon test results, you may be feeling pretty good, as long as the levels were low. However, it’s important to realize that radon levels can fluctuate, so the short-term test performed by your home inspector may not be enough to really see if there is an…

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How to Store Your Hose Tangle-Free

A tangled hose can create a whole host of problems: it can form kinks, invite mold, or you may just have a hard time pulling your hose out for regular use. You don’t want to waste time fighting your hose or spend money on a replacement. Keeping your hose tangle-free…

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Is Your Radon System Working Properly?

Once a radon mitigation system is installed, it’s easy to become complacent. However, it is important to follow up installation with regular testing. This ensures that the system is working properly to vent the radon gas away from your home rather than letting it seep in. Your best bet is…

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How to Always Find Your House Key

Have you ever arrived at your door late at night only to spend minutes trying to find the right key to get in? Not only is this an inconvenience, it may also be dangerous for some people who may need to get inside quickly after arriving at home in the…

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What to Check Before You Call an Electrician

Basic troubleshooting often solves electrical problems. Read these tips to see if you can fix the problem before spending time and money calling in an electrician. If you just replaced a fuse, did you replace it with the same amperage? Make sure it is in tight and the fuse is…

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Get the Facts About 5 Home Inspection Myths

Once the sale contract is signed, eager home buyers have another hurdle to overcome, the home inspection. As a real estate agent, you can ease your client’s mind by being a source of information about the home inspection process. Here are the facts behind five common home inspection myths. An…

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Your Home Tested High for Radon, Now What?

If you’ve received failing results from a radon test, you may feel a little panicked. However, it’s important to remember that there are professional radon mitigation installers who can get your home back to a healthy level. While it is not possible to get rid of radon gas, it is…

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Call in the Professionals or Do It Yourself

The presence of mold in any home or business is always a cause for concern. Urban legends may insist that getting rid of mold is either impossible or shockingly expensive. In reality, each situation is unique. In some cases it makes sense to call in an experienced mold remediation company,…

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Office Organizers in Your Kitchen

Are you tired of sorting through a mess of different sizes of cookie sheets, baking pans, and cutting boards in your kitchen? Storing these items in messy stacks is not only cumbersome and a waste of storage space; it’s also a good way to damage their surfaces. Instead of potentially…

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How to Repair a Doorbell

Doorbells are a classic way for guests to let you know they’re at the door, and malfunctioning ones can be an inconvenience. Fortunately, you can identify and fix the problem on your own. Here’s what to look out for: The problem may be with the wiring that connects the parts…

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Buying a House With High Radon Levels

You’ve been house hunting for months only to find the house you want has increased radon levels. Now what? High radon levels, if left untreated, pose a serious health concern. You are right to be cautious when financing a new home, especially if radon is present. The presence of radon…

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Save Energy by Cleaning Your Dryer Vents

A clothes dryer cannot work as effectively as possible with a clogged and dirty vent. A clogged dryer vent can interrupt the flow of air through the exhaust system, reducing the efficiency of the appliance. Failing to clean your vents could be a drain on your home’s electrical system. It…

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Be Careful of Fake UL Stickers

Underwriters Laboratory dedicates its organization to guaranteeing products meet stringent safety standards. Smoke detectors, extension cords and many products in between have a UL sticker. This means that the manufacturing facility and the device passed the inspection. Now, some manufacturers try to bypass the inspection by creating fake UL labels.…

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Hide Your Electronics Remotes and Cables

Looking for a solution to all the remotes cluttering up your coffee tables? Use adhesive-backed hook-and-loop strips to attach them to the underside. Your remotes will always be right where you left them, and you’ll never have to worry about the clutter on top of your tables again. There is…

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Top Refrigerator Maintenance Tips

A few small maintenance jobs can keep you free of expensive refrigerator repair bills. These jobs take no more than five minutes each, but can save you a lot of time and money. Complete them twice a year for best results, but, the more often you do them, the better.…

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Where Does Radon Come From?

Radon is a radioactive gas created when naturally radioactive components of rocks, soil, and groundwater begin to decompose. The radon is released into the air and disperses. When it is released into a home, however, it can accumulate to toxic levels. Sources of Radon   Many natural materials emit a…

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Use Energy Efficient Products

Do you care about the environment? Do you care about saving money? If your answer is yes, then it is time to switch to energy efficient products. Monetary savings include less energy expenditure as well as tax credits. Look around your home and see where you can save. Energy Efficient…

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Real Estate Transaction Radon Testing

Before buying a home, many people hire inspectors to take a look at the property. In general, these inspectors perform a variety of tests to check for harmful substances or chemicals in a residence. A radon test may be part of this process, depending on the inspector you hire. During…

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Inexpensive Tricks to Burglar-Proof Your Home

Have trouble remembering the code to your combination lock? Pick your favorite number and add it to each number of the combination. Write the new numbers on a piece of tape and stick it to the bottom of the lock. Anytime you need to remember the combination, subtract your number…

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How To Reduce the Radon Level in Your Home

If you have discovered a high level of radon in your home, don’t panic. It is an easy and relatively inexpensive problem to fix.  Install a Soil Suction Radon Reduction System  While there are numerous systems that can reduce the amount of radon in your house, the most common is…

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Testing Your Home for Radon

Radon is odorless, colorless–and dangerous. Ongoing environmental exposure to this toxic gas leads to an increased risk of lung cancer. To ensure the safety of your family, it’s critical to have the radon levels in your home tested. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends this…

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Make a Homemade Curve Tracer

If you’ve ever tackled a woodworking project with curves, you’ll know how difficult it is to get the curve just right. To achieve a perfect curve every time, try this homemade curve tracer. You’ll need a ¼ inch thick piece of wood. It must have a straight grain with no…

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What Is Radon?

Radon is a radioactive gas present in the environment as well as in high levels in many homes across the United States. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon exposure is one of the leading causes of lung cancer in the United States. Radon testing can ensure the safety…

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Why You Should Test Your Home for Radon

The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that every home in America undergo radon testing. Read on to find out why this often-overlooked test is necessary. The Dangers of Radon According to the EPA, 1 out of every 15 homes in America has a problem with radon. Radon is also one of…

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Why Any Home May Have a Radon Issue

No matter where you live, or what type of house you reside in, you could be at risk for radon exposure. That is why you should test your home for radon as soon as possible. Radon Doesn’t Discriminate Radon is a radioactive gas that is found in most soils. It…

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Where Does Radon Come From?

Radon is a radioactive gas created when naturally radioactive components of rocks, soil, and groundwater begin to decompose. The radon is released into the air and disperses. When it is released into a home, however, it can accumulate to toxic levels. Sources of Radon Many natural materials emit a small…

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What You Need To Know About Radon in Drinking Water

Did you know radon can contaminate your drinking water Luckily, this only affects a small number of people, and there are easy ways to treat the problem. Radon and Ground Water Radon gas can dissolve and infiltrate well water or water from other underground sources. Drinking this water can cause stomach…

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How to Unclog a Slow Sink Drain

It’s usually easy to fix most backed-up sink drains in your home with a few simple tools. Your kitchen and bathroom basins have two places where most debris can turn into a nasty clog. Clean them out regularly to keep your drains free-flowing. Purging them is often a disgusting, smelly,…

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Easy Repair for Loose Doorknobs

You may wonder why some of the doorknobs in your home or office are loose and wobbly. Over time, they may break or make it difficult to open a door. Instead of replacing the whole knob, did you know there are secret screws you can tighten for a more secure…

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DIY Drawer Dividers

Do you have plenty of drawer space but find it difficult to keep everything organized? While you can purchase drawer organizers, these pre-made devices may not fit correctly in your drawers or may not have the right spacing for your drawers’ contents. Instead of spending money on ineffective organization tools,…

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How to Install Outdoor Lighting and Outlets

Need more outdoor lighting, but don’t have the plugs to provide electricity? You could resort to self-powered solar lights, or you could install a new outlet for outdoor lighting. Installing outdoor lighting is something most handymen and women can do on their own, even if there currently isn’t a source…

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Create a Welcoming Mirror and Message Board

It’s hard for families to stay connected during the week. Everyone is running off in different directions. It’s nice to have a home base area in your house to organize everything and to share important bits of information. Start your own message board with this cute and simple idea. Find…

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Best Way to Store Miscellaneous Items

We all have that one drawer that holds all of our miscellaneous junk. Some of us even keep our unwanted screws and bolts in a coffee can. But, with these setups, it can become impossible to find what you’re looking for, or even to know if what you need is…

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Check Your Gutters Without a Ladder

No homeowner enjoys cleaning the gutters, but this essential household chore prevents expensive water damage from flooding gutters. If you’re not sure whether you need to clean your gutters, there is an easy way you can check without climbing a ladder. Attach a hand mirror to a length of PVC…

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Add Extra Space in Your Closet

Running out of space in your closet? We’ve got the solution you’ve been looking for. Install an add-on clothes rack, doubling the amount of hanging space for your wardrobe. Measure a piece of rod to match the length of the rod on the top level of your closet. Screw eye…

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A Must-Know Tape Tearing Tip

Masking tape comes with a couple of nuisances: 1) the tape won’t tear, and 2) the seam disappears. While there are tape holders that can help prevent these issues, there’s an easier way to solve both problems. Here’s what to do: Pull the amount of tape you need from the…

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Ten Tools You Need to Paint Your Home’s Exterior

Painting your home’s exterior can give it a fresh new look and increase its property value. Even better, you can do the job inexpensively on your own. To achieve an exterior paint job that lasts, gather these ten tools: A multi-purpose five-in-one tool to help with removing obstructions, opening and…

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