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What to Do If a Key Breaks Off in the Lock — 5 Things to Try

It's a situation out of your nightmares: You turn the key in your door lock, only for it to snap off in your hand. Try one of these methods to free a key that's broken in a lock.

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How to Copy a Key Fob

Knowing how to copy a key fob can save you time and money next time you need a spare for your car or home.  Here's a how-to guide.

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Home Improvement
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How Much Does It Cost to Install a Smart Lock?

Whether you’re trying to improve your home security or you're tired of looking for lost house keys, a smart lock may be the answer. While these connected home devices can add style and function to your entryway, they come at a cost.

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What's a Storm Drain?

If sudden downpours always send you into a panic, installing a storm drain may help ease your stress by protecting your landscaping.

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What Is Recessed Lighting?

If you long for an uncluttered aesthetic or want to avoid banging your head on a pendant light, recessed lighting could be the answer.

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10 Ways to Prevent Termites

Knowing how to prevent termites is an essential part of home care. An infestation can be very damaging, but with some care, you can keep your home free from termites and leave them outside to do what they do best.

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Home Improvement
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Can a Smart Lock Be Hacked?

Because smart locks are connected to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, many people worry about the risk of hacking — which would actually make your home less secure. Here’s what you need to know.

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Home Improvement
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What's the Difference Between a Circuit Breaker Panel and a Fuse Box?

Your house has either a circuit breaker or a fuse box. But which is which — and how are they different?

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