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Clearing Out Green Pool Water – A Quick Guide

green pool water

If you’ve let pool water sit for a while, you may notice it changing green. To clear out green pool water, follow the steps outlined below. What Causes Green Pool Water? Green pool water results from algae buildup, and algae grow in pools where there’s a chemical imbalance. In order to correct the problem, you’ll… (read more)

Home AC Repair – What to Do When Your AC Won’t Start

air conditioner fan behind grille

If you’ve turned on your air conditioner and it won’t start, there are a number of issues that may be at fault. Here, we’ll go over some simple home AC repair work that homeowners can perform at minimal cost. Home AC Repair Tools First, there are a few tools you’ll need before starting out, including:… (read more)

GFCI Outlet Installation – Homeowner DIY Project

electrical outlet on blue wall

Outlets with ground fault circuit interrupters, or GFCIs, are designed to detect electrical imbalances (called faults) in order to protect against short circuits or shocks. These outlets are generally used in “wet” areas, such as bathrooms and kitchens—both locations where short circuits are more likely to occur. GFCI outlet installation is fairly simple and very… (read more)

5 Signs Your Water Filtration System Needs Attention

water filtration system pour in glass

We all need water. We drink it, cook with it, wash with it, and more. It’s fundamental to our health and wellbeing. This is why you’ve invested in a water filtration system. Water filters provide safe and clean water to our families by filtering out bacteria and other harmful particles. However, over time, or due… (read more)

Hot Water Heater Repair – DIY Tips for Homeowners

hot water bathroom faucet knob

The last thing anyone wants on a frozen winter morning is a cold shower. Knowing how to perform your own hot water heater repair can save you a great deal on service costs, especially since the replacement parts you’ll need don’t usually cost much. In this article, we’ll discuss the basics of how to fix… (read more)

6 Gutter Cleaning Tools to Make Your Life Easier

House roof gutters in the rain

An important aspect of home maintenance is gutter cleaning, whether you’re doing some summer maintenance or winterizing your home. The right gutter cleaning tools make the process much simpler and less dangerous, all while keeping your home’s drainage system clear of debris. Here, we’ll look at several of the tools used in gutter cleaning. 1…. (read more)

Fridge Repair 101 – Fixing Basic Refrigerator Issues

shoe and other items in a refrigerator

Fridge repair doesn’t always require professional service. Many repairs are simple and straightforward, and knowing how to perform these easy fixes can save you hundreds. Of course, more complex repairs may require professional attention, but before you call a repair technician, it’s worth checking if the fixes in this article work first. Preliminary Fridge Repair… (read more)

Water Heater Repair – 5 Signs Your Unit May Need Servicing

Water heating system drawing

Just as winter is approaching and you’re spending more time keeping warm inside, an unchecked problem with your water heater could spell disaster if it suddenly stops working. Homeowners commonly forget about this crucial home appliance because they often install the unit in a basement corner or a closet. Consider the benefits of regularly checking… (read more)

7 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Dangerous Household Chemicals

Woman mopping the floor

Natural and effective ways to safely clean your home. What are the most dangerous chemicals to avoid, and which eco-friendly alternatives can you use instead?   We all want to keep our homes free from dirt, bacteria, and other grime. But, were you aware that many of the cleaning products found in your cupboard contain… (read more)

Simple DIY Air Conditioner Cleaning

two outdoor air conditioner condensers amid sparse greenery

A major part of getting your home ready for winter is air conditioner cleaning. Taking proper care of the various components of your A/C will make sure it’s ready to go when spring rolls around, ultimately saving you in energy and repair costs. For your DIY air conditioner cleaning, you’ll need the following items: Replacement… (read more)