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Deck boards littered with debris
Deck boards littered with debris can be cleaned out with an “L” hook

Cleaning debris from in between deck boards or from expansion joints in sidewalks doesn’t have to be time-consuming and tedious. Take a 2-inch-long metal L-hook and screw it into the end of a push-broom handle. Next, use the broom to brush the surface clean, then turn the broom around and use the L-hook to reach down into the cracks and crevices to rake out any remaining debris.
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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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