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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

How to Get Rid of Nuisance Birds

Getting rid of nuisance birds can prove challenging, especially if they have active nests on your property. Find out how to get rid of birds and how to keep birds away, so you won't get more avian interlopers building nests.

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Home Improvement
Elizabeth Marcant

How to Prepare for Fumigation Treatment

Preparing for termite tenting — or any other tent fumigation — requires a bit of activity on the part of those living in the house. Follow these tips.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

How Much Does It Cost to Refinish Ceramic Tile?

Ceramic tile refinishing gives tired-looking tiles a facelift without the inconvenience of starting from scratch, and it's often easier on the wallet than retiling.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

Where Should You Place Smoke Detectors?

Installing smoke alarms correctly could save your life during a house fire. Learn where to put smoke detectors and how many to install.

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Home Improvement
Selina Kyle

Why You Should Run Water at the Sink Before Starting the Dishwasher

Some appliance repair specialists strongly recommend running water prior to starting the dishwasher to improve efficiency, while others say it’s no longer necessary with some modern models.

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Home Improvement
Sandy Hess

What Temperature Should Your Fridge Be?

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, your fridge should be set no higher than 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

Where Should You Place Carbon Monoxide Detectors?

Only 28% of American homes contain a carbon monoxide detector. Installing carbon monoxide detectors in the right locations in your home can alert you in an emergency.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

Don't Mix Your Household Cleaners!

Some natural cleaning agents are safe to mix, but you should never combine any chemicals without knowing what you're doing.

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