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Maintenance and Repair
This page contains tips and advice for many of your maintenance and repair questions.
52 Total Articles
Homemade Deck Cleaner Recipes
Unclogging a Toilet
Cleaning Vinyl Siding
Plumbing Advice for Homeowners
Cleaning Aluminum Siding
Ice Maker Arm is Stuck
Leaning a Ladder Against a Roof...
Repairing a Wobbly Ceiling Fan
Help with Rebuild After Fire
Troubleshooting Wiring Problems
Swamp Cooler Maintenance Tips
Saving Money on Home Maintenance
Repairing a Sagging Floor
Loosening a Tight Screw
Fixing a Running Toilet
Inspecting Your Home's Crawl Space
Repairing A Door
Pressure Washing Your House
Maintaining Your Water Heater
Installing a Toilet
Saving Money on Home Repairs
Fixing Squeaky Stairs
Cleaning Wood Siding
Prepping Older Kitchen Cabinets for Painting
Old House Problems: How to Keep Windows from Sticking
Removing Oil Paint from a Wall
Why Would Rain Get Into My Window?
Dampness and Mildew in a Closet
Paint Recommendations for a Range Hood
Removing a Layer of Rubber Between Paint and Concrete on Balcony
Recontouring Countertops Before Painting
Testing Circuit Breakers
Removing Faux Ninelite Plastic Grid on Door Window
Replace or Repair Plumbing Fixtures?
Unidentified Smell Coming From Bathroom
Repairing Cat Scratches on Door Molding
Repairing a Home Radiator
Repairing a Split in Wood Before Staining
Salt Air Damage to Exterior Door
Preventing Root Growth in Drain Pipes
Removing Moss from Patio Pavers
Check and Replace Washing Machine Hoses
Rotten Wood Siding
'Fix A Chip' to Repair Chipped Counter Top
Cleaning vs New Liner for Pool
Repairing Driveway Cracks
What Is Behind Vinyl Siding?
Home Water Maintenance Tips
Inspecting Your Foundation
Replacing a Carriage On a Garage Door
Hand Washing Vinyl Siding
The weather has been humid and rainy for the past several days. This morning, while checking the gutter for pecan blooms, I noticed that I could wipe the mildew off the vinyl siding with my finger making it just right for cleaning and not having to wet it down. I decided to give it a try.
How To Clean Your In-Room AC Unit
If the air blowing from your air conditioning unit starts to smell bad, you may have mold growing in your AC Unit. This should be taken very seriously as the stagnant water can lead to fungi, molds, mildews.
Landscaping To Sell Your Home
In the current housing market, homeowners need every advantage they can get when selling their home. Making time to enhance your curb appeal is not only smart, it's an absolute must when competing for potential buyers.
A Clean Sweep: Everyone Needs a...
For most people, scheduling a chimney cleaning isn't an essential phone call. Yet for everyone who has any type of furnace or heating stove, it is a safety measure that can't be overlooked.
Saving Money On Home Maintenance
First time home buyers are often surprised by the many expenses required for the maintenance of your home. Furnace and duct cleaning, carpet and floor care, cleaning gutters, the list goes on and on.
Bind Your Shop Extension Cord
I couldn't find a rubber band or any kind of tie to bind up my cord so I used a tube sock. First I cut off the toe end of it and stretched it over the cord that I had rolled up. It fit perfect and held it together without any problems of it snapping or falling off.
Inexpensive Air Conditioner Maintenance
I am on disability and need freon in my outside AC unit. Does anyone know where to get this done as inexpensively as possible?
Bad Odor Coming from Bathroom Plumbing
I had a problem with the sink and bath, where when you turn the taps on water comes through the bath and there is a smell. I had someone out and they changed my pipes under the bath, but when the working man came and changed the pipes he said the pipes are backwards.
Changing a Light Bulb in a High Ceiling
How do I change a light bulb in a 20 feet ceiling? It has a cover over the bulb that needs to be removed first. Any suggestions?
Cleaning Old Aluminum Siding
How you can clean aluminum siding that is over 50 years old? It's in good condition, but dirty.
Sealing Driveway Pavers
How can I find out if the previously coated pavers in my driveway were coated with an oil base sealer. I want to re-coat them with a clear water based sealer.
Using Homemade Deck Cleaner Near Plants
Is this solution safe for plants around the deck?
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