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Understanding the Impact of Location on Home Service Costs

Your home services professional may quote significantly more if you live in an area with high labor costs or challenging features. Here's why you're paying more (or less) than homeowners in other states.

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Should I Repair or Replace My Plumbing System?

Plumbing replacement is costly, so it's hardly surprising that most people want to avoid it at all costs.  Here's how to decide whether to repair or replace.

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How Do I Tell If a Plumbing Issue Is Serious?

Plumbing issues come in all sizes, but it's essential to know when you're in too deep to do the repairs yourself.

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How Do I Tell If an Electrical Issue Is Serious?

Electrical repairs are often dangerous for inexperienced homeowners. Many situations are best left to an electrician who knows how to work with electrical components safely.

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Is It Worth Investing in a Smart HVAC System?

A smart HVAC system can save you money on your energy bills. But is it worth the upfront cost? We break it down for you.

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How Often Should I Inspect and Maintain my HVAC System?

This article outlines how often homeowners should schedule a professional HVAC tune-up and inspection. It also lists some HVAC maintenance tasks homeowners can tackle themselves.

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Get the Stink Out: Odor Removal Cost Guide

Whether you’re dealing with pet odor or smoky aromas, some smells can’t be banished with just a lit candle or an open window. Some stink requires a professional touch. 

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How Much Does an Asphalt Driveway Cost?

Your driveway takes a lot of heavy use, so hiring a professional is usually the best way to ensure a consistent, long-lasting finish.  Here' show much it costs to install an asphalt drive.

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