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Basements

Mold impacts human health and the structural integrity of a home. If you find mold growing anywhere in your home, you must take immediate action by killing and removing the mold. By carefully cleaning the infected area, you can also help prevent the mold from returning.

The extent and type...

Choosing Colors and Patterns

Wall coverings can have the biggest impact in a room's décor scheme, both in terms of design and, if you're not careful, your wallet. Fortunately, affordable new technologies and turnkey products are making it easier than ever to achieve professional, predictable results on a do-it-yourself...

Cracks

Finding cracks in the wall or ceiling of your older home can be an unsightly annoyance. Wall and ceiling cracks are usually a function of age and movement of the home rather than a sign of a real structural problem. As it ages, a home settles, and resulting wall or ceiling cracks are normal. A...

Sealing Drafts: Energy Saving Tips

 Sealing drafts increases home comfort year-round, while decreasing the amount you spend to heat or cool your home. During the winter months, for example, if you feel a chill when you plop down in your favorite easy chair, those winds whistling through your house as cold air infiltration can...

Grout

The holidays are over and the New Year has begun. January is the time to get cracking on lots of little winter home improvement projects, avoiding big winter woes later on. Here's where to start.

WEEKEND #1: Put Away Holiday Decorations

The holidays are officially over, so January's...

Floor Squeaks

Before too many autumn leaves have fallen and winter’s chill arrives, it’s time to tend to those little annoyances that’ve been dogging you all summer and will make you even crazier once you’re indoors for the duration. Take a weekend now to tackle the following five easy fixes, and you’ll...