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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

When Is Professional Tree Removal Necessary?

Although it may cost you more to hire the pros, it’s likely worth it in the long run to ensure the tree is removed properly, efficiently and without causing any unnecessary damage to your home.

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Home Improvement
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How Many Outlets Does a House Need?

There's no one-size-fits-all answer to how many electrical outlets you need in your home, but understanding the rules around outlets can help you ensure your setup is both practical and safe.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

How to Maintain Door Locks: 5 Key Steps

Well-maintained locks are secure locks. Here are five steps you can take to keep your locks maintained.

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How to Handle a Dispute With a Contractor

Some bad contractors can slip through, no matter how much you research. If you wind up in this situation, it's important to know what to do to protect yourself financially.

Home Improvement
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What Is Hydro Jetting And How Does It Work?

Before you dial up a plumber to hydro jet your pipes, you should know what you’re getting yourself into. Here’s a primer.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

Does Handwashing Really Use More Water Than a Dishwasher?

Does handwashing your dishes use more water than using a dishwasher to get the job done? We dive in to help settle the debate once and for all.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

6 Signs of Foundation Issues

Catching a foundation problem early on could save you a lot of time, stress and money later down the line. Here's what you need to know.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

Time for a Fresh Start! Here's Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring cleaning can be daunting, taking days or even weeks to complete. Here's a room-by-room spring cleaning checklist to help you get started.


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