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Spooked by Phantom Flushing? Here's Why Your Toilet Is Flushing by Itself

Phantom flushing is a common problem that's usually easy to resolve. Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting rid of the ghost in your restroom.

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How Much Does It Cost to Install a Water Softener?

About 85% of cities provide hard water to their residents, so most people have to deal with hard water on a regular basis. Water softener installation costs can be well worth it to ward off some common hard water issues.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Coffee Grounds and 10 Other Things You Should Never Put Down the Garbage Disposal

Many everyday food items can create a major plumbing catastrophe if you put them down the garbage disposal. Learn what not to put in the garbage disposal to save yourself from a large plumbing bill.

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Home Improvement
Team HomeServe

Espresso Maker Buying Guide: Top 5 Machines to Get Your Caffeine Fix

Choosing the right home espresso machine is the key to making the best coffee you've ever had in your life. You don't have to be intimidated by the mechanics of espresso making; this guide will answer your questions.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How Much Does Water and Fire Damage Restoration Cost?

After the fire is out, it's time to hire a fire and water damage restoration service to make your home safe to live in again. Here's a breakdown of costs.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

Installing a Home Security System? Use This Guide to Get Started

Installing your own home security system is easier than you might think. Here's what to consider if you're thinking about beefing up the security in and around your home.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How Much Does It Cost to Put in a Pool?

Putting in a pool is a major financial decision. Here, we break down the costs so you know what to expect before you dive in.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

What's a Semi-Inground Pool?

Nothing beats a dip in the pool on a scorching day, and you can get the most out of your pool by choosing the best installation option for your needs. Here's what you need to know about semi-inground pools.

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