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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Shaky Foundation? Here's How Much Foundation Repairs Cost

Foundation problems are not something you should take lightly. Foundation damage can lead to structural problems with your home. With that in mind, here are the foundation repair costs you should be budgeting for.

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Home Improvement
Lauren Leazenby

Ever Heard of 'Brown Friday'? Pro Tips to Avoid Plumbing Pains in Thanksgiving's Aftermath

The way you treat your pipes, drains and other fixtures on Thanksgiving can help stave off a disaster that necessitates a call to an emergency plumber tomorrow.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

How to Safely Remove Mold

Want to destroy some mold? Follow this guide to learn how to clean mold off any surface in your home.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Try These 3 Tricks to Unclog Your Toilet Before You Call a Plumber

You flush your toilet, but instead of the water in the bowl going down, it rises. A primer on toilet clogs and what you can do about them might help you in this time of dire need.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How Much Does It Cost to Install a Washing Machine?

Explore the costs of washing machine installation, including the factors that might affect the pricing.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Do You Need a Water Softener? How to Make This Hard (Water) Decision

Finding yourself wondering whether you need a water softener? The answer depends on your local water supply. Here are some basics to keep in mind.

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Home Improvement
eLocal

Does My Garage Need to Be Insulated?

An insulated garage can be a great  investment in some circumstances, but whether it's worth it depends on how you use the space. 

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Home Improvement
Matt Schmitz

VIDEO: How to Clean Your Dishwasher Filters

Your dishwasher filters catch all the gunk and nasty food particles that come off your dishes during a wash cycle so that they don’t clog the drain or wind up right back on your bowls, plates and glasses. If you don’t routinely clean these filters, debris will build up, causing unsanitary conditions and foul odors — not to mention reducing efficiency and shortening the lifespan of your appliance. Learn how to clean your dishwasher filters in nine simple steps!

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