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Should You Use a Bug Zapper? (The Answer May Be Shocking)

Bug zappers  kill bugs using an electric current, but they don't work against all insects. Discover if you should use a bug zapper and explore alternatives. 

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Why Is My Showerhead Leaking When the Water Is Off?

A never-ending drip from your shower is annoying and can be a big waste of water. Luckily, there are some common reasons for a showerhead leaking — and many of them are easy to fix.

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Home Improvement
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What's a Mortise Lock and How Do You Use One?

Have you ever experienced that heart-stopping moment when you take out the trash, only to find your front door has blown shut behind you? With a mortise lock, this is far less likely to happen.

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How to Drain a Hose Bibb for Winter

Learn how to drain a hose bibb for winter to prevent major plumbing issues inside your home. It's a quick and easy project that most homeowners can — and should — handle.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

There's No Heat In My House: How to Troubleshoot

Got a house with no heat? Start your troubleshooting by reading these helpful tips.

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Home Improvement
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How Much Does It Cost to Remove Lead Paint?

The EPA says that if you own an older home, you should assume it contains lead-based paint. If you suspect there's lead paint lurking in your house, hiring a professional to mitigate the situation as quickly as possible is essential.

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Home Improvement
Lauren Leazenby

Things That Go Bump In the Night: Spooky Home Sounds You Shouldn't Ignore

Phantom sounds don’t necessarily mean your home is haunted. However, some noises could be a signal that something’s up with the vital systems of your home.

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How Do You Get Rid of Horseflies? Here’s the Answer, Straight From the Horse’s Mouth

Getting flies to buzz off can feel like an impossible task, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s how to get rid of horseflies for good.

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