Recent Home Improvement Articles

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

What's the Difference Between Contractors and Subcontractors?

You've likely heard of contractors, general contractors and subcontractors, but you might not know the difference. While they all work on construction and home improvement projects, they have different roles in the process.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How Much Does It Cost to Rekey a Lock?

If you’ve just moved into a new home, changed roommates or lost a key, you probably want to take steps to secure your doors. Rekeying your locks can be cheaper than replacing them.

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Team eLocal

What to Do If You Get Locked Out of Your Car

There's nothing worse than slamming your car door shut only to see your car keys lying on the seat inside. You can try several things if you're locked out of the car, including a few DIY unlocking methods.

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How Long Does It Take to Replace a Roof?

Replacing the roof on your house is a major project and can take days or weeks, depending on several factors. Here's what you can expect for your project.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

Why Does My Water Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

What causes your water to reek of rotten eggs and how can you make it go away? We have your answers.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Should You Tip Your House Cleaner?

You may wonder if you should tip your cleaner after they’ve finished tidying up your home. The answer to this question depends on the types of services you're requesting.

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Home Improvement
Matt Schmitz

VIDEO: Your Ceiling Fan May Be Turning in the Wrong Direction!

Changing the direction of your ceiling fan as the seasons change helps keep your home more comfortable while conserving energy and saving money on your utility bills. And doing so is as easy … as it is breezy. Watch this video to learn how.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

Hit the Deck! How to Clean Decking

Keeping your deck clean is important — both in terms of aesthetic appeal and increasing its longevity. Here's what you need to know about deep-cleaning your deck.

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