Recent Home Improvement Articles

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

7 Plumbing Tools You Should Keep in Your Toolbox

You may not have aspirations of becoming a plumber, but DIY repairs on a leaky pipe here and a clogged drain there can save you some serious cash. These are the tools you should have on hand for plumbing maintenance and emergencies.

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Home Improvement
Elizabeth Michael

What Are Drain Flies — And How Do You Get Rid of Them?

Drain flies are common household pests that thrive in wet environments. These insects don't bite or sting, but they're capable of multiplying rapidly, and most people just don't want them hanging (or buzzing) around.

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Home Improvement
Rowan Guthrie

Where Are All Those Silverfish Hiding in Your Home?

There’s nothing worse than the scurrying of silverfish across your bathroom floor. It can also signal a potential infestation in your home. Here's how to eliminate these unwelcome guests.

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Home Improvement
Gwen Case

3 Signs Your Lock Has Been Tampered With

Do you suspect someone has been tampering with your lock? Learn about three signs of tampering and what steps you can take next.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

How Much Does It Cost to Install a Security Door?

Security doors are stronger and more secure than regular front doors, helping to protect your home against intruders and the elements. Here's how much they cost to install.

Electrician at work with screwdriver fixes the cable in the sockets of a residential electrical system. Construction industry.
Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

What Homeowners Should Know About Electrical Codes

Thinking about doing your own electrical work? You might be shocked (no pun intended) to find out how many electrical codes apply to your DIY projects.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

What Are Biometric Locks?

They say your home is your castle, but installing a biometric lock can help transform it into a veritable fortress — all without a key in sight. So, are they worth the hype, and should you consider installing one?

front door with multiple deadbolts
Home Improvement
Elizabeth Michael

What Is a Security Door?

Whether you want to keep prowlers away or you live in the path of unpredictable tornadoes, installing a security door is an effective solution for protecting your home. 

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