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Home Improvement
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How Often Do You Need to Pump Your Septic Tank?

Did you know you should have your septic tank pumped every three to five years? Here's why.

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Home Improvement
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How Do You Clean Stains Off of a Concrete Driveway?

You don't have to spend a fortune to get rid of stains on your driveway. Common household detergents can remove oil stains from concrete driveways, especially if you catch spills quickly.

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Home Improvement
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How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Garage Door?

Replacing your garage door is not a DIY task. On average, you'll pay an expert $950 to $2,000 to install a new garage door.

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Home Improvement
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How Long Can You Store Paint?

Having leftover paint after a project is expected — especially because it is better to have too much than too little. But how long does paint last in storage?

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Home Improvement
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Here's How Much It Costs to Install a DIY Home Security System

Installing a home security system is an effective way to protect your family and belongings. Nowadays, you can purchase reliable DIY home security kits, which can save you money on labor fees.

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Home Improvement
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Do You Need Deep Pockets to Install a Pocket Door? Here's How Much Pocket Door Installation Costs

Hinged doors can get in the way in a small home or high-traffic area. An alternative option is a pocket door, which disappears when you open it. Here’s a breakdown of pocket door installation costs.

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Home Improvement
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What Are the 7 Principles of Xeriscaping?

In desert and drought-prone regions, xeriscaping can help you create a beautiful, eco-friendly garden in a dry environment without using a lot of water. Here's what you should know about the landscaping method.

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Home Improvement
Mark Soto

How to Install a Plumbed or Built-in Coffee Maker

While you can technically turn any coffee maker into a plumbed coffee maker, sometimes it’s better just to buy one that’s already constructed for that purpose. Here’s a complete guide on everything you need to know about built-in coffee makers, including how to install one.


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