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7 Home Maintenance Troublespots to Take Care of Today

    Okay, okay, I admit it. I didn’t follow my own advice. The signs of potential trouble were there, yet I chose not to take them seriously. For quite a while, I’d been finding it more and more difficult to turn my key in the front door lock. I tried wiping the key down with a little olive oil and cleaned out the lock faceplate … which was full of dog hair. But I avoided taking the plunge and calling an actual handyman (or woman). Until I ended up locked into my apartment. Pretty scary for a minute there....

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7 Home Maintenance Troublespots to Take Care of Today

    Okay, okay, I admit it. I didn’t follow my own advice. The signs of potential trouble were there, yet I chose not to take them seriously. For quite a while, I’d been finding it more and more difficult to turn my key in the front door lock. I tried wiping the key down with a little olive oil and cleaned out the lock faceplate … which was full of dog hair. But I avoided taking the plunge and calling an actual handyman (or woman). Until I ended up locked into my apartment. Pretty scary for a minute there....

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Solve the Mystery of Those Weird Noises Your Home Makes

Creak … squeak … groan … eek … sometimes it sounds almost as if your house is alive. But that couldn’t be. Or could it? Well, your home is built of materials like concrete, glass, and wood that expand and contract with each little change in the weather. The result is often a virtual symphony of lively hums, whistles, bumps, and bangs. Although they can be disturbing, even kind of frightening, don’t lose sleep over these noises. Instead, learn to identify which are harmless and which need your attention ASAP. Heating and Cooling The first time you turn on your...

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Black Specks in Your Water: Ew! How to Get Rid of Them?

Maybe we take it too much for granted — that flow of clean, colorless water we can usually activate just by turning on a tap. One thing is for sure: we certainly begin to appreciate the value of clear H2O when suddenly what our faucet is producing is full of yucky black specks. Ew! Just what causes those specks … and are they dangerous? Most important of all, how in the world do we get rid of them? Here’s a troubleshooting guide to 5 common causes and solutions for black particles in your water. Mineral Traces Black specks may be caused...

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Moving? Prepare Large Appliances to Arrive in Top Shape

The secret to a successful move is proper planning. Because your large electrical appliances are both valuable and somewhat delicate, it’s extra important to prepare them correctly. You may need to get started 24-48 before your moving day, so make sure you familiarize yourself with the drill well in advance. TIP: To minimize damage, always tape the electrical cord to any appliance before packing and hire a licensed electrician to help with disconnection, and eventual reconnection at your brand new address. Refrigerator Do not ever — repeat: EVER — try to move a refrigerator without first emptying its contents....

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