The Best Way to Paint a Door

Repainting old doors can bring new life to your home. It’s a relatively easy and inexpensive home improvement project that can make a big difference to the aesthetic value of your house. Painting a door while it’s still on the hinges, however, can be difficult and messy. The best way to paint a door is…
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Are Children at Higher Risk for Radon Exposure?

Lung cancer risk increases for both children and adults who are exposed to radon in the home. However, most people are exposed to small levels of environmental radon without consequence. Unfortunately, children usually consume higher levels of radon than adults in the same household. Reasons for Increased Risk Radon is a toxic gas that sticks…
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How to Fix a Shiner Roof Leak

Does your ceiling have a small plastic barrier to separate the attic insulation from the drywall? Here’s how to find and fix a leak in this area. Step 1 Move aside the insulation. Look for any stains indicating water flow on the plastic barrier. Step 2 If you can’t spot any water stains on the…
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Switch Ceiling Fan Direction in Winter

Many homeowners don’t realize their fans can change direction, much less the benefits this can deliver from season to season. Most fans have an easy switch that reverses the direction of the fan blades from clockwise to counterclockwise. The switch should be somewhere on the base of the fan. Why is this important? You should…
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Can Mold Grow in Sippy Cups?

Mold can grow anywhere with organic materials, moisture, and warmth. These are the exact conditions inside a child's sippy cup. In fact, mold has been found growing inside sippy cups lids in the past. Unfortunately, mold can pose a direct threat to the health of those exposed to it, both children and adults, although children,…
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Drop That Drip

Drip. Drip. Drip… Sound familiar? Here are a couple of things you can try to make it less annoying. Unscrew the cap on the faucet and clear any little mineral rocks and grit out of the screen. Replace the cap. Still dripping? Wrap a wash cloth around the head of the faucet and use a…
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Skip the Traditional Mop for Hardwood Floors

Ditch the traditional mop and invest in a spray mop. Traditional mops require a bucket to rinse the dirt and grime from your mop. Spray mops cut out this step, and come with a refillable spray reservoir that you can fill with your favorite cleaning solution. Simply spray the cleaning solution onto the floor with…
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Don’t Overdo It

Burned out light bulbs can be a nuisance, especially when they are up high or in inconvenient locations. What is even more frustrating is when you can’t find the right type of light bulb for the fixture. Yes, there is a correct type of bulb and if you don’t know what it is you can…
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Avoid the Health Risks Associated With Mold

There are many reasons why you should be aware of mold and act immediately if you see signs of it growing in your home, but the most important reason should be because it can pose a direct risk to your health. Studies have shown that nearly 100 percent of those who suffer from chronic sinusitis…
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Simple Storage Solution: Tight-Space Shelves

Get all the benefits of shelving without taking up space in the room. Use versatile and easy-to-install pantry door shelves to hold your tools, cleaners, towels, trash bags, and other workshop supplies. Instead of attaching them to the inside door of a pantry or closet, bolt them directly on to an empty wall space for…
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Don’t Get Washed Away: Protect Your Home from Flooding

Flooding can cause massive damage to your home and is not always covered by your home insurance plan. Although it is most important for those in high-risk areas to prepare for flooding, every homeowner should have plans in place to reduce their exposure. Don’t leave yourself with regret after the fact. Prepare your home and…
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How Positive Feng Shui Can Help a Home Sell

As home inspectors and realtors know, there is usually a buyer out there for every home. When sellers utilize basic Feng Shui principles, they open themselves up to a bigger pool of buyers. Here are ten fast and effective tips to increase a home’s Chi. 1) It’s a Classic The home doesn’t have to be…
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What Is Radon?

Radon is a radioactive gas present in the environment as well as in high levels in many homes across the United States. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon exposure is one of the leading causes of lung cancer in the United States. Radon testing can ensure the safety of your family. How Radon…
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