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Learn the Secrets of Your Water Shutoff Valve

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 28, 2016

What do you consider the most important part of your house? Sorry, the refrigerator doesn’t count. Neither does the TV, even if it’s an enormous flat-screen model that...


Write a Contract with a Home Improvement Contractor

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 22, 2016

Home improvement can be a complicated business, especially if you are getting extensive remodeling or major plumbing or electrical work (such as whole-house re-piping or rewiring) done....

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Help! My Dream Home Failed Inspection

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 02, 2016

House hunting is an emotional business. Home buyers often talk of "feeling the right chemistry" or "falling in love" when they visit a particular property. Well, we Networxers have...

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Household Plumbing Questions You Always Wanted to Ask

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 23, 2016

Q. Do I need a permit to upgrade my plumbing? A. When in doubt, check it out. Even an apparently minor plumbing upgrade like water heater replacement may require a permit, and every...


Solve the Mystery of Those Weird Noises Your Home Makes

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 29, 2015

Creak ... squeak ... groan ... eek ... sometimes it sounds almost as if your house is alive. But that couldn't be. Or could it? Well, your home is built of materials like concrete,...

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Six Great Gizmos to Organize Your Kitchen Storage

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 20, 2015

One thing we Americans can't seem to get enough of is storage space. And nowhere in our houses is that more true than in the kitchen. This room is the heart of the home, as well as...


6 Simple, Moneywise Steps to Greener Plumbing

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 19, 2015

If you're concerned about making your home plumbing more environmentally friendly, installing a greywater system or a solar water heater may be a "someday" dream of yours. But not every...


Plumbing Problem -- Fix it Yourself or Call in a Pro?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 02, 2015

Water, water everywhere ... or a hefty bill for a 15-minute service call? That's a decision you may have to make when you're faced with a plumbing problem in your home. The combination...