Recent Home Improvement Articles

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

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
Team eLocal

Here's How to Clean Your Range Hood

Regular cleaning ensures that your range hood runs efficiently. It can also eliminate a source of grease fires. Here’s how to clean yours.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How to Clean Grease and Gunk From Around Your Range

If your kitchen cabinets, counters or exhaust fan have accumulated some grease and grime, try using these homemade cleaning solutions to banish that grease and leave your kitchen sparkling clean.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

What Is a Fridge Evaporator Fan?

Knowing what a refrigerator evaporator fan is and how it works can help you spot common cooling problems.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

Should I Get the Extended Warranty When I'm Buying an Appliance?

In the market for a new appliance for your home? It pays to take a closer look into extended warranties and what they offer before opening your wallet.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

Scratch-and-Dent Appliances: What to Know Before You Buy

Getting a scratch-and-dent appliance can save you big, but it's important that you be well informed about what you're getting into. Here's our guide.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Does Your Tree Need to Be Pruned or Trimmed?

The fast answer to the query of whether your tree needs to be pruned or trimmed is a resounding “both.” A look at pruning and trimming in greater detail can help you understand which actions are needed and when.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

What's Wrong With Tree Topping?

If you’re a homeowner considering tree topping, you might want to think twice before you reach out to an arborist for an appointment. Topping trees sets the stage for decay, disease, tree failure and tree death.

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