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Key, Locksmith, Cutting, Repetition
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Is There Such a Thing as a Universal Key?

The idea of a "universal key" is frightening to many homeowners who are worried about break-ins. But do they really exist? Here's what you need to know.

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How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Window?

So you need new windows. This cost guide should give you a good idea of what you'll have to spend.

Window Water Leakage
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Should You Repair or Replace Wood Windows?

If the wood windows in your home are drafty, difficult to open or starting to rot, you’re probably wondering what to do next. Here, we weigh whether you should repair or replace them.

Residential water pipe break and repair with white tape.
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What Is Greywater?

Every home creates greywater through regular daily activities. Recycling greywater is an eco-friendly option, but it's important to understand how to use it safely.

man opens pvc garage door manually
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How to Open a Garage Door Manually

You expect your garage door to open automatically with the push of a button, but a power outage can send you back to the days before automatic garage doors were common. Opening a garage door manually is a must if you need to get your car in and out during power outages. 

bamboo floor hallway
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Why Do You Need to Let Wood Flooring Acclimate Before Installation?

Acclimating your wood flooring is essential to a successful install — and failing to acclimate flooring first can lead to expensive problems later.

Close-up Of A Shocked Woman Looking At Mold On Wall
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How Much Does Mold Removal Cost?

Mold removal services can clean and remove visible mold and help you prevent recurrence by keeping mold spores at a safe level. Knowing how much mold removal costs can help you prepare for your project.

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How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost?

Buying or selling a home? You'll need a home inspection to protect yourself from costly repairs. Here's how much home inspections cost.

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