Blackout Survival Tips, What You Need to Know Before Adding a Below-Grade Bathroom, and 2016 Outdoor Living Trend

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Learn what to do if a winter storm leaves you without power – and steps you can take now to prevent the situation from escalating.  Basement bathrooms can add convenience and value, but big headaches, too.  Find out what you need to know before installing one in your home.  And discover cool new trends popping up in yards and outdoor spaces this spring – including some you might want to incorporate into yours.  Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, old paint, roof replacement, humidifiers, treating wood trim, cracking porches, solar powered shingles, wall & foundation cracks, mold in basements, attic fan efficiency.

Wayne AdvanTEXT Sends Real-Time Sump Pump Alerts | Video

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AdvanTEXT from Wayne Water Systems offers homeowners a way to receive the real-time information needed to take action before a flood occurs in their basement. It is the only sump pump system on the market today that uses cellular technology, not the internet or a landline, to send text messages instantly when there is a power outage or water problem.

Wayne Advantext Sends Real-time Sump Pump Alerts

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AdvanTEXT from Wayne Water Systems offers homeowners a way to receive the real-time information needed to take action before a flood occurs in their basement. It is the only sump pump system on the market today that uses cellular technology, not the internet or a landline, to send text messages instantly when there is a power outage or water problem.

White Fuzz on Concrete Floor: How to Clean

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Find out how to clean white fuzz from a concrete floor. Learn why it is mineral deposits rather than mold. Get tips on using a mixture of water and white vinegar to get rid of it. You will also need to improve the drainage conditions around your home's perimeter to reduce moisture in your basement.

Home Humidity Problem

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Find out how to solve the problem of humidity in your home. Get tips on installing a whole-home dehumidifier, which is mounted into your HVAC system. However, if you have baseboard, you will have to take more basic steps to reduce basement moisture, such as keeping water away from your foundation.

How to Remove Mold From a Crawlspace

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Find out how to get rid of crawlspace mold and keep it from coming back. Learn why you should first take steps to improve drainage conditions around your home's foundation. Get tips on having a pest management professional apply Tim-Bor to the wood framing to remove the mold. Also consider installing a ventilator hooked up to a humidistat.