Recent Home Improvement Articles

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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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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

How Do Ice Dams Form (and How Do I Remove Them)?

Icicles dangling off your roof may look beautiful, but they can also be a sign of an ice dam. These accumulations of ice can cause major headaches for homeowners in colder climates. Here’s how to keep your home safe.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

How to Safely Dispose of Lightbulbs

Figuring out how to dispose of lightbulbs can be a head-scratcher. Fortunately, lightbulb disposal is simpler than you might imagine.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

What Is Solar Window Film and How Does It Work?

Solar window film is a clever home upgrade that can significantly increase your home's comfort and efficiency without breaking the bank.

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Home Improvement
Rowan Guthrie

What Is a Smart Ventilation System?

Unlock the secrets of smart ventilation systems. Learn how they can create a personalized healthy and eco-friendly indoor environment for you and your family.

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

How to Clean a Baseboard Heater

Is your baseboard heater looking a little dusty? It might keep chugging along, but your baseboard heater will work more efficiently if you give it a thorough cleanup occasionally. Here's what to do.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

Why Are My Lights Making a Buzzing Noise?

A buzzing light fixture is never something to ignore. While the sound could simply mean you need a new lightbulb, it could also be the first warning of a potential electrical hazard.

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Home Improvement
Sarah Stasik

How Much Do Different Storage Options Cost?

Self-storage solutions keep your belongings safe during a house move or declutter. Learn how much storage costs for a storage unit or pod rental.

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