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Chimney sweep cleaning a chimney standing on the house roof, lowering equipment down the flue
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How Much Does a Chimney Sweep Cost?

Neglecting your chimney could allow minor structural defects to develop into major problems. Regular cleanings and maintenance are essential. Here's how much a chimney sweep costs.

window ac unit
Home Improvement
James Fitzgerald

How to Install a Window AC Unit in 6 Simple Steps

Looking to beat the heat with a window AC unit this summer? Learn how to safely and efficiently install a window AC unit with this step-by-step guide.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Why Is My Boiler Making a Banging Noise?

A noisy boiler is certainly irritating, but it can also indicate that something's not quite right with your unit's components. A boiler making a banging noise is a common complaint with several possible causes.

Urgent case for a major appliance repair
Home Improvement
Michael Franco

My Washing Machine Won't Drain! Here are 3 Ways to Fix It

A washer that won’t drain is aggravating, but don’t call the repair techs just yet. You might be able to diagnose, and maybe even repair it, yourself.

Clearing Autumn Leaves from Gutter with Trowel
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How Much Does It Cost to Clean Gutters?

No one likes cleaning their gutters, but it's not a job you should ignore. Here’s a look at how much a professional service costs to help you decide whether it fits in your budget. 

Water heater control valve
Home Improvement
Michael Franco

Why Does My Water Heater Run Out of Hot Water So Quickly?

If you have a hot water heater that's doing its job, read on to learn about possible reasons why. Then find out what you can do to get it back on track.

close up shot of a USB home power outlet
Home Improvement
Michael Franco

Why Aren't My Outlets Working?

Do you have an electrical outlet that’s not working? Follow this troubleshooting guide to get yourself back to business in no time at all.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

What Is a Spanish Tile Roof?

Looking for a way to add some panache to your roof? Spanish tile isn't right for every roof. Explore this roofing option to see if it fits your home. 

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