Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
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Air Duct Cleaning: Scam or Worth It?

Whether you should hire air duct cleaners depends on 5 factors. Here's more about that, and how to avoid duct-cleaning scams.
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How to Clean a Condensate Drain Line

Algae, mold and mildew can build up inside an air conditioning unit's condensate drain line and form a clog. Watch this video to learn how to prevent this.

Recommended Temperatures for Painting Your House

Is it too cold to paint your home's exterior? Here's Danny's rule of thumb.
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Understanding Watts vs. Lumens for Home Lighting

Soon incandescent light bulbs will be a thing of the past, and their “wattage” rating will become obsolete. In their places will be high efficiency bulbs with a much more accurate “lumens” rating. Read on for a handy guide to help you navigate the changes.

How to Deal With Grass Fungal Diseases on Your Lawn

Diseases caused by lawn fungus can be challenging to deal with, but the right lawn care practices can go a long way toward prevention.

How to Solve Problem of Wood Stain Not Drying

Lauren asks, “The stain on my cabinets is still tacky after two days of drying. What should I do?”
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The Debate over Organic vs. Chemical Fertilizers

Ask most any gardener whether they prefer organic or chemical fertilizer, and chances are you'll spark a lively debate. Even though both contain needed nutrients, there are significant differences between them in terms of the long-term effects on soil, plants, and the environment. Read on to find out why.
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Garden Myth: Gravel in Pots and Containers

"I've always been told to put a layer of gravel in the bottom of a flower pot before planting. Is this really necessary?"

This common belief about gravel is actually a myth. In fact, putting gravel in pots can do more harm than good. Read on to find out more.
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How to Paint a Room Like a Pro

Painting a room is a common do-it-yourself project around the home. While it’s not that difficult to do, it’s important to know the tricks of the trade on how to go about it before you break out a roller or brush. Read on to find out more.