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Stock Photo of modern white luxury washroom / bathroom cloakroom WC suite with contemporary curved wall hung toilet pan hanging on washroom wall, small rectangular sink basin, single chrome mixer tap on wooden shelf surface, toilet roll, brush, patterned tiles
Home Improvement
Mark Soto

Considering a Wall-Hung Toilet? Here Are the Pros and Cons

If you're looking to add more style to your bathroom, wall-hung toilets make for a great addition. But there are a few things you need to know about them first.

Repairing a sump pump in a basement with a red LED light illuminating the pit and pipe work for draining ground water
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

What Is a Sump Pump?

Worrying about a flooded basement is hardly a relaxing way to spend a rainy day, so it's worth figuring out how to reduce the risk. Installing a sump pump can help protect your basement and foundations.

Environmentally friendly heat pump located in the back yard
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

What's a Heat Pump?

If you're looking for a more environmentally friendly way to heat and cool your home, a heat pump could be an excellent option. Understanding what a heat pump is and how it works can help you decide if it's the right choice for your family.

A young woman wiring a new electrical outlet as part of a DIY home improvement project.
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

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.

Water drained into the toilet bowl After the technician came to repair a toilet. When its did not flush down.
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

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
Team eLocal

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.

Digital smart door lock security system with the password, close up on numbers on the screen.
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

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.

A red rake leans on a moss-covered maple tree as fallen maple leaves are strewn over the grass. It's a scene of autumn in Canada.
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

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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