Maintenance & Repair

  1. The Future of Lighting: How Smart Lighting Is Revolutionizing Homes
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    What is a smart light system? What are the advantages and disadvantages of smart lighting? These are some questions you're probably asking if you're considering investing in smart lighting. Today, many people are enjoying the benefits of smart home lighting

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  2. Types of Safety Clothing for DIY Projects: A Comprehensive Guide
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    Clothing safety is an area of safety that is sometimes overlooked. It only takes a split second for a chemical spill, fall, or other accident to cause an injury. For any type of DIY project, it's important to have the right safety clothes and gear. Safety

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  3. The Ultimate Guide to Types of Levels
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    For any type of job, it is essential to have the right tools. Levels are important for making sure something is perfectly straight. In some cases, they may just be helpful. In others, they may be critical. For example, a level is helpful for hanging pictures

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  4. Types of Ladders: How to choose the right one
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    Types of Ladders: A Buying Guide

    There are many different ladder types and ladder sizes. You can find step ladders, telescoping ladders, extension ladders and others. How do you know which one is right for you? What should you look for when buying

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  5. Types of Furnace Filters for Cleaner Indoor Air
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    Types of Furnace Filters for Cleaner Indoor Air

    If you want your furnace to run as efficiently and effectively as possible, a good filter is essential. With so many furnace filters available, however, it can take some time to find the right one

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  6. The Ultimate Guide to Pruning and Trimming Tools
    Pruning and Trimming Tools

    It's nearly impossible to keep your landscaping in tip-top shape without the proper tools at your disposal. Luckily, you don't need to spend a small fortune on gardening hardware to get the job done right. Tools like pruning shears, hedge shears, and

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  7. How to Choose the Best Snow Shovel for This Winter
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    Do you need a new shovel? Perhaps you just moved or bought a house and are now in charge of snow removal. Should you choose plastic or metal? Electric or manual? Shoveling is a winter task that many people dread. However, having the right shovel can make

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  8. Exploring Types of Lubricants for DIY Projects
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    Silicone, Oil, Grease and Lithium: Types of Lubricants for DIY Tasks

    What is a lubricant? What is lubricant used for in the home? Lubricants

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  9. Power Tools Safety Guide: Essential Practices for Safe Work
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    Power Tools Safety Guide: Essential Practices for Safe Work

    Since anyone can buy power tools, it is easy to assume that they are safe to use. Many people unbox them and use them without reading all the safety instructions and cautions. Without

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  10. How to Hang Things on Walls With a 3M Claw
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    Hang Things on Your Walls with the 3M Claw

    Part of decorating your home or office includes hanging items on the wall. However, using nails or screws can leave unsightly holes or other damage. Fortunately, there are alternative methods available

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  11. Carbon Monoxide Detector: Full CO Safety Guide
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    You've learned about the importance of carbon monoxide detectors, and now you're ready to buy one. Where is the best place to mount a

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  12. How to Get Rid of Dust, and Other Spring Cleaning Tips
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    Since spring is the season of new beginnings, it makes sense to clean your house thoroughly. When should you spring clean your house? Cleaning before the weather gets too hot means you can open your windows to enjoy some fresh air. Also, you won't have

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  13. Top 4 Dusting Techniques: Master the Art of a Dust-Free Home
    Top 4 Dusting Techniques: Master the Art of a Dust-Free Home

    Top Tips and Tricks for a Dust-Free Home

    House dust consists of dead skin cells, bacteria,

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  14. Holiday Cleaning Tips and Tricks for a Stress-Free Season
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    Cleaning Tips for Worry-Free Holidays

    Returning home to a clean house with your decorations up lets you enjoy the holiday season to the fullest. If you don't clean up before the holidays start, you'll feel the stress. Before Thanksgiving is an

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  15. How to Change Your Car's Oil
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    The most important routine maintenance you can perform on your vehicle is to change the oil regularly. You don't have to rely on quick-lube shops or mechanics. You can do it yourself, save money and get it done right. Keep reading to find out how.

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  16. Interior Car Detailing in 6 Quick Steps
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    While the condition of your car’s exterior usually makes the first impression, you don’t want to neglect its interior. A good rule of thumb is to keep the inside of your car just as clean and tidy as the inside of your home. To do this, start

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  17. How to Insulate Your Attic
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    If you feel that your home heating and cooling costs are going through the roof, it could be that your attic needs to be better insulated. Proper attic insulation can make your home more cost- and energy-efficient by keeping warm and cool air where it

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  18. How to Clean & Maintain a Furnace
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    Once a year you should take some time to perform a checkup on your natural gas furnace. Routine maintenance and cleaning will help you ward off the cold, keep heating bills low and make your home more energy-efficient. You can also save money by doing

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  19. How to Choose a Furnace Filter
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    Furnace filters help keep your HVAC system’s parts clean and running efficiently while also scrubbing the air that the system blows throughout your home. You can prolong the life of your heating and air conditioning components and breathe easy by

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  20. How to Install a Window AC Unit
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    If your home doesn't have central air conditioning, you don't have to sweat it out all summer long. Window-mounted air conditioners cool, circulate and dehumidify the air to make your home

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  21. 7 Tips to Winterize Your Home's Interior
    Insulated home in winter snow

    Winter is coming and it's time to prepare your home for the coming chill. There are a few things you can do to help take the bite out of what lies ahead. Sealing leaks in windows and doors and checking your furnace, water heater and chimney will help

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  22. How to Weather Strip Windows & Doors
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    A drafty home is also an inefficient home. To conserve energy and make your home more comfortable, it helps to keep cold and warm air where they belong by applying weather stripping

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  23. How to Repair or Replace Exterior Wood Trim
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    Wood trim around exterior windows and doors can begin to wear, warp and rot over time. This can not only look bad, but trim in disrepair can allow water to get underneath and create further damage. While the elements will take their toll, you can make

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  24. How to Install a Ceiling Fan
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    Ceiling fans are a great way to save money on energy costs by helping your air conditioner work less. In fact, they use 5% less energy than an air conditioner and about the same energy as a 100-watt light bulb. Not only do ceiling fans circulate the cool

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