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The Secret of Cleaner Laundry? Use Less Detergent

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 06, 2015

Strange but true: If you would like your laundry to come out cleaner and fresher, the secret just might be to cut down on the detergent. Using too much or the wrong kind of laundry...


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Clean Up Your Home's Water Supply

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 01, 2015

Drinking water is an absolute necessity of life, but how clean is the water you drink? Water straight from your faucet will quench your thirst, but it may come with a few unwanted "fringe...


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Bathtub or Shower: What's Best for You?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 23, 2014

Will a bathtub or shower work better in your home? The answer is simple: there is no clear-cut answer. Both types of bathing facilities have numerous advantages and disadvantages,...


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Remodeling Your Attic: Find Out Before You Start

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 09, 2014

So you're thinking of remodeling your attic? Great! You'll add valuable living or working space to your home without increasing its footprint or impinging on your yard. But before you...


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Troubleshoot Common Water Boiler Problems

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 02, 2014

A good hot water boiler should serve you faithfully for 10-15 years. However, you might encounter problems along the way. If your boiler is malfunctioning, your family's supply of hot...