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Dripping Showerhead? Here's What To Do

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Having a dripping showerhead is an annoying plumbing problem — but one that doesn’t exactly fall under the header of “plumbing emergency.” While you can hire a licensed plumber to correct this situation for you, you shouldn’t feel intimidated by fixing it on your own. Even if you don’t have any plumbing experience, this is a job that the average person can successfully tackle — and be proud of the end result. Read More»

Tips For Caulking Cracks In Your Home

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If you are going to be sealing cracks in the walls of your home, you need to make sure that you choose the right type of caulking in order to ensure that you keep water out and that you don’t have to redo this process multiple times. Here are some tips for making sure that you choose the right caulking that will allow you to perfectly seal the cracks, as well as make sure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. Read More»

3 Not-So-Simple Homeowner Tasks That May Be Better Left To A Professional Handyman

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Between always-helpful YouTube videos and a plethora of DIY websites, a homeowner in the modern age is lucky enough to find out how to do just about anything if they have access to the Internet. Unfortunately, the ready availability of information when it comes to household takes is also notorious for giving inexperienced homeowners a boost of false confidence that they can tackle just about anything. While there are some tasks you can manage to do on your own with no experience, there are some household repair projects that are always better left to a handyman who has the right tools and know-how. Read More»

How NOT To Choose Replacement Windows For Your Old House

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The average life expectancy of your window can be anywhere from 10 to 40 years. This, of course, is dependent on proper use and maintenance and does not include those unforeseen damages that can be incurred through accidents or misuse. However, the windows on your old house have just about exceeded that time and you need to have them replaced. Considering that you might need a budget of between $3,000 and $40,000 for a full house replacement of your windows, depending on the structural condition of the frames and sashes, you need to be extremely careful about the decisions that you make while having this done. Read More»

Pruning Your Plums: 3 Things You Should Know Before Trimming Fruit Trees

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Before you head outdoors with the pruners and start trimming your fruit trees, you should know the following 3 things: How you expect your tree to grow The first time you prune any new fruit tree, you must decide which type of growth habit you want it to have. There are 2 choices for a standard tree-shaped fruit tree in the home landscape. “Open center” fruit trees are pruned to limit height by allowing several main limbs to circle the trunk and spread out the branches. Read More»