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Do You Really Need a Furnace Humidifier?

Humidifiers are a common appliance to keep homes comfortable, especially in winter when the air can be very dry. Portable humidifiers run in specific areas of the home, such as bedrooms, while furnace humidifiers are installed with the HVAC system to distribute moisture throughout the house.  Whether you need one depends on the conditions of […]

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The Best Way to Clean Windows, Step By Step

A homemade water and vinegar window cleaning solution is a budget-friendly and non-toxic alternative to store-bought cleaners. Cleaning windows with vinegar gets rid of grime and streaks naturally. It’s an economical, non-toxic, and anti-bacterial cleaner that’s safe to use around pets and small children. Plus, you’ll leave your windows looking squeaky clean!

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How to Test for Mold That’s Hiding In Your House

Mold is a serious potential health hazard that is commonly lurking in all kinds of buildings, residential homes included. Mold can trigger allergic reactions in certain people, causing stuffy sinuses, itchy eyes and skin, difficulty breathing, and even fevers. Other studies have linked the presence of mold in the home with the development of childhood […]

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Skunk Smell Removal: A Step-By-Step Guide

For most of us, the smell of skunks is unmistakable. You know the smell as soon as it hits your nostrils — that sharp, sulfuric scent that just won’t dissipate. If you are unlucky enough to have to deal with skunk smell removal in your home or yard, you need to act fast to eliminate […]

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The Nasty 9: What Are the Germiest Places in Your Home?

Some germs are beneficial, but not when they put you and your loved ones at risk for viruses and diseases. Your home, with all of its nooks and crannies, is a breeding ground for mold, staph germs, yeast and coliform bacteria. Some places in your home are germier than others, so cleaning takes a little […]

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Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite: Separating Fact from Fiction

Orkin recently released its list of the cities with the most bed bugs. (The list is based on the cities in which the company performed the most residential and commercial bed bug treatments.) The top 10 cities, in order, are Baltimore, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, Columbus OH, Cincinnati, Detroit, New York, San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose […]

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Find Cable Internet For Your Home

Cable internet has grown to become one of the most common forms of internet connectivity in the country, offering services to more than 88% of Americans. If you’re moving soon and are exploring your internet options, cable internet service providers are worth considering. And unless you’re moving to a remote rural area that’s beyond wired […]

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Find the Best Internet Deals of 2021

Installing internet service is a critical step for many after they make a move. There are lots of internet deals out there to choose from, and finding the right one can seem like a daunting task. With some solid background information, however, you can find a home internet deal that suits your needs. Most folks […]

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Fiber Optic Internet for Your Home

Understanding fiber optic internet Fiber optic is a newer form of internet connection. It uses cables made of thin plastic or glass fibers to transmit data via light signals. Fiber can support quicker speeds and improve reliability compared to more traditional connections, like cable, satellite, and DSL. When considering the price, fiber optic internet is […]

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Find High-Speed Internet For Your Home

Moving is the perfect time to take stock of your services and even make some changes. One thing you could upgrade is your high-speed internet service provider (ISP). You’ll be disconnecting from service at your old home, so why not take a look at which high-speed ISPs offer plans in your new one? When you […]

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7 Natural Pest Control Remedies That Work

Many households are considering the long-term consequences of using chemical pest repellents and taking natural pest control remedies into their own hands. While laws exist to help protect consumers from dangers in the commercial pest control industry, it’s empowering to make your own natural pest control so you know exactly what you’re spraying.

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Environmentally Safe and Natural Bee Control Methods

Has a large swarm of bees decided to call your property home? Bees pose a threat of stinging you, your family, or your pet, and if any of you are allergic to bees, the threat is tenfold.

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Satellite TV: Is It Right for Your New Home?

Moving could be the perfect time to consider switching up your television service and trying out another service type. As you’re researching your options, take time to consider satellite TV. But choosing a new TV service provider will depend on your location and your household’s needs. If you’re researching satellite TV and want to learn […]

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WiFi speed test: Check your speed & troubleshoot problems

Maskot / Getty Images WiFi speed refers to how fast you can transfer data between the internet server and your device at any given time. This speed determines the kinds of activities you can do with your internet connection and also the number of devices you can connect simultaneously over WiFi. Today, the apps, videos and games we […]

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The Complete Guide to Window Cleaning

If your home’s windows have dirt, dust, water spots, and other debris covering them, you might not be getting as much natural light as you would like. The best way to bring in additional light (and enjoy the view) is by keeping them clean. If window cleaning isn’t at the top of your to-do list […]

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Important Tips for Safe and Effective Mold Removal

If there are sections of your home that are damp and unventilated, mold can take hold in only a day or two. It’s important to eliminate mold for the health of both your home and your family. So, following especially rainy weather or a flood, make sure to check for and remediate mold before it […]

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Mildew vs. Mold: What is the Difference?

The first step to cleaning is knowing what the problem is. Here’s how to tell the difference between mold and mildew in your home and what to do about it.

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How to Get Rid of Mildew Smell

If you smell mildew in your home, you’ll want to find the source quickly as it’s one of the first indications that mold has begun forming. Thankfully, the steps on how to get rid of mildew smell are much easier than you may realize, and the items needed to remove mildew or musty smells are […]

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How to Keep your Home Always Smelling Fresh

The atmosphere of your home is one of the ‘unsaid’ aesthetics that keeps you loving your home. When you are in it day in and day out, the way your home smells and feels will actually have a stronger impact then the décor in your space! So what factors keep your home smelling fresh and […]

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How to: Clean your Refrigerator

The new year always offers a fresh start. Why not take this opportunity to knock out a few to-dos that will help you start the new year strong? This is an ideal opportunity to take on those tasks you always say you’ll get to someday. Tasks like taking the time to clean your refrigerator. Sure, it’s […]

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15 House Cleaning Tips That Make Life Easier

Whether you constantly clean your home, or just give it a quick tidy before guests arrive, knowing a few useful cleaning tips can help make the process easier and more efficient. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most effective house cleaning tips out there.

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How To Deep Clean Your New House Before You Move In

House cleaning in a new-to-you home will seem like a breeze next to your everyday chores to keep a lived-in house clean and organized…

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How to Clean Walls in Your Home

Once you learn how to clean walls, we can guarantee that you’ll be amazed by how much dirt comes off. It may even reveal a totally new shade of paint, especially at touching level. Read on for an in-depth explanation of how to wash walls, one step at a time.

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How to Clean Your Shower Head, And Why It’s So Important

Your shower head is one of the hardest-working devices in your household, but also one of the most overlooked when it comes to regular cleaning.  While it’s probably one of the least appealing household tasks, we’ll show you how to clean your shower head easily using a few basic ingredients. While it’s tasked with spraying […]

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