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DIY Plumbing Jobs You Can Do Now: Toilet Repair 101

Plumber for toilet repair

Last week, we talked about 6 DIY plumbing jobs you can execute with confidence. To help you gain more knowledge and increase your plumbing repair confidence, let’s now look more in depth at DIY toilet repair. As a starting point, follow the advice often given to me by my adult son, “just google it or watch… (read more)

6 DIY Plumbing Jobs You Can Execute Confidently

Many homeowners find plumbing the least desirable DIY project in the home. The risk of failure can be high due to the threat of water damage. However, repairing plumbing fixtures can be one of the most satisfying to complete when done right, as well as one of the biggest ratios of money saved on hiring… (read more)

How and When to Change Your Air Filter at Home

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Changing air filters is a necessary fact of owning or renting a home. Most homes have central AC these days, and ensuring that the air running through your home is clean is a crucial step in taking care of your health and the health of your family. In addition, changing your air filter regularly will… (read more)

Emergency Home Repairs-How to Budget and Plan Ahead

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Your home is most likely your biggest investment, and taking care of it is essential. Home repairs are a fact of life, and emergency repairs such as sewer line breaks, roof leaks, heating and air-conditioning issues are costly. In your financial planning, budget for the inevitable break downs in your home and save yourself time and stress when they occur. How Much to Save The general… (read more)

Spring Cleaning with a Twist

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When spring cleaning this year, forget the stuffed closets and messy garages. Make a mundane task more fun by cleaning in groups and cleaning unusual areas and items. If you know your neighbors, go from house to house and work together. Laugh, have fun, and when you finish, order pizza and celebrate your accomplishments. Sports Equipment Start with sports equipment, then… (read more)

Maintain Your Roof and Gutters to Extend Their Life and Save Money

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Proper care and maintenance of your roof and gutters saves you lots of cash. Your roof is one of the most expensive aspects of your home. Where your roof ends, your gutters start, and when it comes to home maintenance priorities, the roof and gutters are easily forgotten. According to Linda Shewski of Shewski Roofing in Sarasota, FL,  high winds, heavy rain,… (read more)

4 Quick Budget-Friendly Tips to Extend the Life of Your Heating System

The typical life cycle of a newer model furnace is 15 to 20 years. At 15 years, one should begin examining replacement options. However, there are a few simple steps that will ensure you get the maximum lifespan out of your heating system. To improve the life and efficiency of your furnace, try the following… (read more)

How You Can Extend The Life Of Your Dishwasher By Properly Loading It

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There are few appliances that rival the convenience of the dishwasher. Washing dishes for one or two people is not usually too taxing, but beyond that the dishwasher is a huge time-saver. However, it’s important to maintain the dishwasher if you want to get the most out of the appliance. Following a few small steps… (read more)

Appliance Repair Costs Are Easily Avoidable With These 13 Tips

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Appliance repair bills can cost you hundreds, even thousands of dollars unexpectedly. Maintaining your appliances to keep them running at their optimal performance is crucial. Follow these tips to get the best out of your appliances and home systems!   1. Don’t overload your washer Washers were built with a very specific design for a reason. Clothes rub… (read more)

Here’s A Quick Way To Install A Replacement Shower Head With Ease

A Picture Of A Replacement Shower Head

Replacing an old shower head and installing a new one is quite simple. Learn how by simply following these steps. First things first. Avoid damage to yourself and bathroom by making sure that the water is turned off before removing the shower head. Even the smallest stream of water coming into the supply can make it fly right… (read more)