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Cleaning

Springtime means out with the old clutter. But for those living with cluttered garages, basements, and closets, cleaning up can be a hassle. What should people do with their old kid’s clothes, ancient tube TVs, and beat up couches? Consumer Reports offers these quick and easy tips on how to...

Air Quality

After natural disasters such as spring snow storms or heavy rains that cause basement or crawl space floods, excess moisture and standing water can quickly contribute to the growth of mold in homes, especially in low-lying areas such as basements.

If you were storing anything of value in the...

Drainage

April showers won't just bring May flowers, but leaking wet basements too if homeowners don't maintain good outside drainage conditions. Wet basements are one of life's biggest headaches, yet waterproofing is generally easy to accomplish.

When basements leak, people panic. The trouble,...

Interior Remodeling

Finishing your basement is a great way to add function and value to a home, so if you're feeling the need to stretch out a little and are lucky enough to have a basement, head downstairs and start planning your basement remodeling project.

The basement is perhaps the most valuable untapped...

Landscaping

Every year, nor'easters, hurricanes and other major weather events do plenty of damage to the nation's homes. Wind and rain can flood basements, wash out foundations and rip shingles from roofs. If you have had a storm like this pass through your area, it's wise to have a home inspection to...