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Home Improvement
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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
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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
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7 Tips for Cutting Down a Tree

Cutting down a tree may seem like a simple enough task, but it's essential to know how to do it safely. Here are our top tips for cutting down a tree.

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Home Improvement
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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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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Everything You Need to Know About Firewood

Firewood is the fuel for your fireplace or wood-burning stove. If you're curious about the ins and outs of firewood, here’s some information on wood types, storage, cost and other factors.

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Home Improvement
Mark Soto

How to Protect Your Home During a Surprise Freeze

A freeze can catch anyone off guard — especially if it happens outside of winter or in a normally warm area. Preparing your home for this situation can save you headaches and money down the road.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

What Is a Circulator Pump?

If you're getting sick of letting water go down the drain while you wait for your faucet to run hot, installing a water heater circulator pump could offer a solution.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

 Is Drywall the Same as Sheetrock?

All the words thrown around by contractors might leave you confused, but understanding the jargon can help you pick the best material for your project. Are drywall and Sheetrock the same thing? Find out here.


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