Recent Home Improvement Articles

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Here Are 6 Reasons Why Your AC Isn't Working

If your central air conditioner stops or struggles to keep your home cool, you could be dealing with a repair issue. Here's how to troubleshoot what's wrong with your AC.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Why You Shouldn't Use WD-40 to Lube Your Locks

If you rely on WD-40 to fix squeaky door hinges, it stands to reason that you could also use it to lubricate a sticky lock. But that’s not the case. In fact, using WD-40 for this purpose could have a negative effect.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How to Deal With Regular Basement Flooding

April showers are supposed to bring May flowers ... but sometimes, they bring another round of flooding to your basement. Here are some ways to prevent future damage.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How Much Does a Cedar Roof Cost?

Considering cedar shakes or shingles? This traditional roofing material is relatively expensive, so it's important to understand the costs involved before committing.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Why Is My Dishwasher Leaking? 7 Possible Causes

Is your dishwasher leaking every time you use it? The issue could be coming from one of many causes. This guide should help you narrow it down.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

What Type of Roofing Is Best for My Home?

The best type of roof for your home depends on a number of factors. We'll help you make sense of your options and decide what will work for you.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

What's the Difference Between a Septic System and a Sewer System?

Understanding the ins and outs of your home's wastewater system is essential for any homeowner. Here's what you need to know about septic tanks and sewers.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Do I Need to Have My Roof Cleaned?

While cleaning your roof might seem like a relatively low priority when it comes to home maintenance, doing so could drastically improve its appearance and durability.


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