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3 Things You Shouldn’t Ignore About Your Furnace In The Summer

One of the last appliances you likely think of in the summer is your furnace, especially when the temperatures climb as summer wears on. Just because you don't use your furnace doesn't mean you shouldn't take care of it so it's ready for winter. Here are 5 things you shouldn't ignore about your furnace just because it's summer. Filters Just like you have to regularly change or clean the filters on your air conditioning unit, the same needs to be done with your furnace, even when it is not in use. Read More 

Removing Old, Set-In Stains From Fabric Upholstery

If you have fabric-upholstered furniture with old stains, you might assume there's nothing you can do about the stain at this point. They're set-in now, after all. The term "set-in" is a bit misleading, however. Often, stains that have sat around for a long time are harder to remove than fresh stains, but that doesn't mean there's nothing you can do to remove them or at least fade them considerably. So before you throw that stained chair in the trash or walk by that otherwise-gorgeous upholstered chair at a yard sale, try these tips for fading or removing that old, set-in stain. Read More 

How Can You Tell If A Home Has Asbestos? And Other Frequently Asked Questions From Homebuyers

People purchasing older homes may find themselves wondering whether or not they should be concerned about the presence of asbestos. If you are a home buyer just now starting to look at real estate for purchase, knowing which properties are likely to have asbestos and what can be done about it can help you as you go through the buying process. How can you tell if a home has asbestos? Read More 

How To Install Recessed Medicine Cabinets

Recessed medicine cabinets are preferable to wall mount cabinets because they save space and look more sleek. They are made to fit within the cavity between standard walls. This means you can cut into the wall, and install the cabinet directly within the drywall. Of course, installing a recessed medicine cabinet is a lot harder than just hanging a wall mount cabinet. It requires more tools and precision, but it is still a relatively simple DIY project. Read More 

If Your Windows Frequently Get Condensation, Does That Mean They Should Be Replaced?

Condensation is a relatively common problem in homes in winter. Knowing what to do about this problem can help you prevent damage to your home and can help you preserve and maintain your windows. If your windows frequently get condensation, does that mean they should be replaced? Frequent formation of condensation is not necessarily a sign that your windows need to be replaced. It is more of a problem with your home's humidity or moisture levels than it is a problem with your windows. Read More