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Water Damage: 8 Ways to Dry Out and Move On

Take steps to dry out quickly in order to mitigate water damage and save your possessions.

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Deer Repellents Say ‘Scram’ with Nasty Smell, Taste

Smelly, foul-tasting deer repellents tell pests to bypass your garden and shrubs.

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Painters’ Drop Cloths: Protect What You’re Not Painting

Painters’ drop cloths keep drips from becoming disasters. Here’s how to pick drop cloths wisely and use them correctly.

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Remove Stains From Walls Before You Paint

Remove stains from walls before you slap on another coat: It’s the first commandment of painting. Here’s how to wash seven common stains off your walls.

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Radon Test: DIY or Professional?

Plan to conduct a radon test in your home, if you haven’t already. As the second leading cause of lung cancer, concentrated radon gas is nothing to ignore.

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Lead Paint Test Kits: Cheap & Easy to Use

Health risks associated with lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes prompted a flood of DIY lead paint test kits. Many are accurate and simple to use.

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Property Line Disputes: Peaceful Ways to Settle Boundary Issues

Property line disputes needn’t become Hatfield-McCoy feuds. Your property plat should settle the argument. If not, mediators and lawyers can help.

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10 Tips to Prevent Mold in Your Home

Fixing mold damage is an expensive and time-consuming home repair. But you can save time and money with these 10 tips to prevent mold.

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What Your Remodeling Contract Should Say

You can adjust a remodeling contract before you sign, so review it carefully to make sure it contains payments, work schedules, and correct project specs.

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5 Tips for Saving Energy in the Family Room

Reduce your electricity bills by systematically purging your family room of wasteful energy practices.

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