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Dog laying on carpeted floorIf you have a four-legged canine companion, you likely know that the love and friendship you get from your dog is worth a few messes here and there. But one of the things that dog-lovers often have to battle in the home is the carpet. We have some tips for keeping the carpet clean even in a dog-friendly household.

Musty smelling bathroomAs humans, we associate bad smells with warnings – and for good reason. Bad-smelling food is often expired and can harm you if you eat it. Bad-smelling chemicals are often toxic. But a bad-smelling bathroom is something that we all have to put up with from time to time.

A spider inside a homeThere are several reasons why you might be seeing spiders in your home. In fact, there are some reasons that your home could be the most attractive spot for spiders on your whole block! Find out how to keep your home spider-free.

Gurgling kitchen sink drainHearing a gurgling sound as water drains away can be more than just annoying – it can be a sign that you may soon have a bigger plumbing issue on your hands. Learn about two of the most common causes of this problem.

Brick patio in need of repairBrick patios are beautiful additions to many homes – but like all brick walls, they can have some maintenance needs. In this article, we will discuss three common issues and how to deal with them.

Dust in a houseThere are several reasons why a home may be extremely dusty, and luckily they are all things that can be addressed. Read about some common things to consider when trying to combat the dust in your home.

Home during WinterFor most of us, winter means being inside a lot more often...which means a lot more time spent getting the home a bit messier than usual. This checklist will help you maintain your fresh space without forcing you to spend all your spare time scrubbing the place.

A handyman is someone that can typically handle a wide range of work.  Most handymen appreciate the challenge of doing many different types of jobs. Learn about some of the things you can count on a handyman to do for you.

Dirty tile groutA common question about  grout is whether bleach can be used to clean up this unsightly staining. The answer is yes but there are other options we will talk about in this article too.

Replacement windowsMeasuring for a replacement window may seem like a bit of a daunting task, but it’s probably simpler than you think. This article will give you tips on how to do it yourself.

Wet Carpet After CleaningOnce you have cleaned your carpets, it’s likely you want to be able to use those carpets as soon as possible. In this article, we offer tips on how you can make drying quicker and easier each time you do a carpet cleaning.

Aluminum Window Frames - How to CleanAluminum window frames may not be something you often think about cleaning. However, over time these frames can become dingy and dirty. Find out what it takes to clean these frames and bring them back to former glory.

Reasons for tripped circuit breakerAnyone who has a home with a circuit breaker has likely been through a situation where the breaker is tripped, and the house is plunged into darkness. In this article, we will explain some reasons why this can happen.

Gutters clogged with leavesPeople don’t always think about cleaning their gutters until a problem crops up. You may find that the gutters are clogged with leaves, which leads to a blockage and an inability for water to drain.

How often to replace carpet in homeCarpet, on average, can last anywhere from five to fifteen years. However, most individuals choose to replace it when there are problems that are evident. We can help you look for these things and determine when to switch out your carpet.

Heat PumpFind yourself wondering if you have a heat pump? It can be difficult to determine if you aren’t aware of the nuances between a heat pump and a conventional air conditioning system. This article will explain them, so you know exactly what you are dealing with.

How to clean windowsWindow washing is one of those things that needs to occur on a regular basis but can seem like such a chore that people put it off. We suggest washing your windows at least twice a year. Learn how to clean windows like a pro.

Hardscaping example - stone walkwayWhen it comes to landscaping, there are two major categories. These consist of softscape and hardscape. Read on to learn about the difference between these two categories.

Dirty oven glass window needing to be cleanedAfter using an oven a number of times, or after one big baking marathon, you may find that bits of food and grease will end up visibly littering the glass of the oven window. It may take a bit of work to get the glass spotless, but it can be done, and we can guide you through the process.

Nearly everyone who has decided to use hardwood runs into a question at some point along the way. ‘What direction should the flooring run in?’ We put together some guidelines to use to choose the best direction for your own home.

Clogged dishwasher drainA clogged drain is a common problem when it comes to dishwashers, which should come as no real surprise. Dishwashers have many scraps of food put inside, which can cause a clog over time. Here are tips to help clear your dishwasher drain.

Keeping your food at the correct temperature is important because doing otherwise can result in foodborne illnesses but frozen milk and eggs in your fridge or melted ice cream in your freezer can make it hard to decide what temperature is truly the right one to use.

Shiny Hardwood Floors in a HomeKeeping your hardwood floors looking as good as new isn’t impossible. It might require a little work, but it’s probably not as difficult as you expect.

Washing Machine Cleaning How ToIf you have never cleaned out your washing machine and do not know how, never fear! We have all the tips and tricks you need to get that machine gleaming like the day you bought it.

Painted gutters on a homeIn most cases, painting gutters should not be a problem. Most people have aluminum gutters, which can be painted in any color you like. The process may take some time but will leave you with gutters that are clean, colorful, and much nicer to look at. We’ll go through the steps of painting gutters in this article.

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