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Home Improvement
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5 Things to Look For When You're Hiring an Electrician

Knowing how to hire an electrician requires vetting potential candidates for the job. Find out what to look for when choosing the right electrician.

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Home Improvement
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Calling a Plumber? Here Are the 6 Most Common Plumbing Jobs and How Much They Cost

One of the first things you're likely to think of when you need to call a plumber is how much it's going to cost. Expect to pay between $45 and $200 per hour, but different jobs come with different costs. Here's what you need to know.

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Home Improvement
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What Is Spray Foam Insulation?

Spray foam insulation can help you keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It may help you reduce your energy costs because infiltration accounts for a lot of lost energy in the home.

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Home Improvement
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What Is a Smart Lock?

Installing a smart lock could be a smart move to keep your home secure while reducing the chances of you getting locked out.

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Home Improvement
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5 Benefits of Leaving Leaves on Your Lawn

We'll let you in on a little secret: You don't have to rake your lawn. Removing leaves can be a real chore, so you might be pleased to learn that there are several good reasons to leave leaves where they lie.

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Home Improvement
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How to Get a Building Permit: 7 Things You Need to Know

Planning a major home renovation is exciting, but it's important to get the necessary permissions before you start work. Here's a crash course on acquiring a building permit.

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Home Improvement
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How Much Do Tree Services Cost?

Trees and large shrubs can pose a safety issue if they're in poor condition or begin encroaching on buildings and electricity lines. Knowing how much shrub and tree services cost can help you prepare for garden maintenance bills.

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What Is a Misdemeanor?

The precise definition varies by jurisdiction, but misdemeanors are usually minor crimes that are less serious than felonies and often carry a sentence of less than one year.


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