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Mow-mentum: 8 items for your summer home maintenance to-do list

Summer’s for getting away, having fun in the sun, relaxing with a cold beverage. But while it’s nice to take a vacation from home maintenance, methodically tackling a summer to-do list will ensure that your house...

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Here's how you can keep your cool this summer without having to crank up the A/C

Closing blinds can lower the temperature by almost 20 degrees. Three-fourths of American homes have air-conditioning, according to the U.S. Department of Energy website, energy.gov. That cooling consumes approximately...

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Driveway sealing: coal tar or petroleum asphalt

With your paved driveway in need of refreshing, you’re presented with choices: namely, do the work yourself or hire a professional for the job. If you opt for the latter, you also have options: use a traditional coal-...

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After flood waters recede, dangerous mold often is left behind

Hurricane Harvey in August 2017 established itself as the worst rainfall disaster in American history. It dumped some 33 trillion gallons of water along the Gulf of Mexico. The Washington Post illustrated the enormity...

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Can you dig it? Call 811 before any digging project

It might be as simple as planting a tree or something a little more involved, such as building a deck. Whether you're a homeowner or professional contractor, if you're digging with powered equipment, you first must...

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Here's how to get a healthier lawn with less effort

Like the chirping of birds and the spinning of fan blades, the humming of lawnmower engines is part of the soundtrack of summer. We're a little obsessed with our lawns, yet sometimes to the detriment of their health...

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Beware the lint trap: clean regularly to avoid dryer fires

A Google search of "dryer fire" readily yielded three incidents that occurred within one month of each other: In Lock Haven, Pa., a dryer fire destroyed the home of a 34-year-old man who had lived there most of his...

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Apply these tips when spreading organic mulch

For home improvement return on investment, it's hard to beat the value that mulch delivers. For a little bit of labor and not a lot of money, you can revive your yard and beautify your home for months to come. Not only...

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Top of mind: When do you need to replace your roof?

In early 1963, The Drifters had a big hit with the song, "Up On The Roof," which began: When this old world starts getting me down
/And people are just too much for me to face/
I climb way up to the top of the stairs
/...

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One in 15 homes in U.S. has a radon problem: does yours?

In 2014, a home in Lehigh County, Pa., was found to have the highest radon level ever recorded in the United States. The concentration was more than 900 times greater than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's...

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Taking a shine to solar power for your home

The solar power industry announced its presence with blinding authority in 2016. For the first time in history, solar topped gas and wind as the top source of new electricity-generating capacity, which nearly doubled...

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Lawn mowing is not child's play: 12 safety tips

Just like morning dew and fireflies at night, the whirring of lawn mower blades is a staple of summer (not to mention much of spring and fall). We love our manicured lawns and take great pride in maintaining them....

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9 spring home-maintenance tips

Spring is a time of renewal in nature - and for our homes, which can take a beating from the cold and bluster of winter. So in addition to getting outside for leisure pursuits, it's important to set aside time this...

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