Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
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5 Signs Your Oven’s Heating Element is Broken

Before you replace your range, check these signs to make sure you don't need to replace the oven's heating element.
Dirty dishes waiting in the dishwasher

4 Early Signs That Your Dishwasher is Clogged

A malfunctioning dishwasher may be one that is clogged and needs repair.
Partially open dishwasher with a view of dishes waiting inside

How to Free a Trapped Dishwasher

Plan before you tile — otherwise, you could block in your appliances.

5 Tips to Keep Your Garbage Disposal Running Right

These five simple tips will help extend the life of your garbage disposal and prevent clogs and jams.
Kitchen range hood vented outside.

Why You Need a Vented Range Hood

Watch this video to find out about the importance of having and using a kitchen range hood that’s vented to the outside to take heat, moisture, and pollutants from cooking out of your home.
Metal range hood filter.

How to Clean a Range Hood Filter

Watch this video for tips on when and how to clean the filter on a kitchen range hood to keep it running effectively.

Tips to Preserve Food During a Disaster

You can never be too safe when severe weather is headed your way. Follow these tips to preserve food during a disaster.
Water running over a garbage disposal

How to Clean the Garbage Disposal in Your Kitchen

Want to find out how to safely and easily clean out your garbage disposal using only household ingredients and hot water? Watch this video to find out more.

How to Choose a Range Hood for Your Kitchen

Jill asks, “I know most kitchens have a vent fan over the stove, but I hate how loud they can be. Do I really need one?”
Vent fans over the stove in your kitchen do a lot more than remove smoke from a burned meal. Read on to find out more.