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Home Improvement
Elizabeth Michael

Can You Use Essential Oils for Pest Control?

Sometimes traditional anti-pest methods just don't cut it. Here's what to know about using essential oils to keep pests at bay.

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Rowan Guthrie

What Is a Water Pressure Regulator and What Does It Do?

In this guide, we demystify the water pressure regulator's whereabouts and unravel the secrets behind its appearance, functionality and maintenance.

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Home Improvement
Kaia Koglin

How to Clean Hard Water Stains

Chalky residue, soap scum or a film or crust around the sink or in the shower are common. Thankfully, it’s possible to get rid of hard water stains ... with a little elbow grease.

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Shelley Frost

Why Is My Shower Leaking?

Nothing brings your steamy hot, relaxing shower to a screeching halt faster than a leak. Find out common causes of a leaking shower and what you can do about it to keep water damage to a minimum.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

Why Is My Toilet Moving?

A shaky toilet is often easy to fix, but it's important to get to the bottom of your wobbly toilet dilemma to rule out more serious structural concerns.

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Shelley Frost

Why Is My Dishwasher Leaving Residue on My Dishes?

Hand-washing your dishes isn't the only option to deal with your dishwasher leaving white residue on everything. Here's what to know.

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Home Improvement
Rowan Guthrie

Why Did My Oven Shut Off?

If your oven is ol’ unreliable, and shuts off while you're cooking, you’re not alone. In this article, we’ll explain why your oven might have gone on strike and how you can fix it.

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Home Improvement
Sarah Stasik

Why Does My House Creak and Crack?

Before you blame house settling noises on rats in the walls or a haunting happening in the attic, learn more about these sounds and what's normal.

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