’s Top 10 Articles of 2018 attracted a record number of visitors and page views in 2018. Here are the 10 most-viewed articles.

Not all of them came from 2018 — there are quite a few ‘oldies but goodies’ in the mix — but all provided help that homeowners needed after a quick online search, and drove engagement on our social media channels, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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1. Do Ultrasonic Pest Repellents Really Work?

Ultrasonic electronic pest and insect repellent devices claim that their high frequency sound waves are intolerable to rodents and insects. But do they really work?

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2. How to Remove Mold and Mildew from Front-Load Washing Machines

To keep mold at bay, front-load washers need just a bit more maintenance than top-loading machines.
If you’ve got a stinky front-load washing machine, here’s how to get it smelling fresh again.

Painting over tile with a roller.

3. How to Paint Over Ceramic Tile in a Bathroom

You can paint over ceramic tile walls in a bathroom, but you will lose some of the interesting characteristics of tile since the grout lines will be the same color as the tile. Here’s how to do it.

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4. How to Grow Pineapples as Houseplants

Who says you can’t have a taste of the tropics in your own living room? Pineapples are easy to grow as houseplants, and you can start one with a pineapple crown from your own kitchen.
Find out how to grow pineapple plants as houseplants in your home and how to harvest the pineapple fruit for eating.

5. How to Clean an AC Condensation Drain Line

Over time, algae, mold and mildew can build up inside the condensation drain line on an AC unit and form a clog. Watch this video to find out how to keep this from happening.


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