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  • Is it time to repaint your house? Here are 8 warning signs

    When you’re living in a desert climate, your home’s exterior may need repainting more often than you think it should.
  • Want to keep your garage door working safely? Here’s how

    One of the hardest working devices in your home is your garage door. Here is how you can make sure it is working safely.
  • Interested in inspecting your roof yourself? Here’s what to look for

    Going up on your roof might not be something you’re interested in trying. But if you do want to inspect it yourself, here's what you should look for.
  • Planning to pressure wash concrete driveways, sidewalks? Here’s how

    Spring is a great time to pressure wash concrete driveways and sidewalks. Here is how you can do it properly and avoid damage.
  • 6 things you need to know about gutters and caring for them

    Many homes in Arizona are built without gutters, but those who have them need to get regular maintenance so that they do their job well.
  • Add your refrigerator to list of items to tackle in spring cleaning

    Maybe it’s time to add your refrigerator to the list of household tasks you do in a once-a-year spring cleaning. Here's how to tackle that to-do item.
  • Here’s how to get your pool ready for summer

    Summer is right around the corner, which means pool parties. If your pool has been out of commission for some time, here's how to get it ready.
  • Here’s how to seal cracks and gaps around your home

    Spring is here and nasty bugs are looking for cracks and openings in your house so they can invade. Here is how you can seal the cracks and gaps around your home.
  • Four jobs to do to get the best out of your air conditioning system

    Here are four jobs to do to get the best out of your air conditioning system, according to Marla Islas, general manager at Temperature Control in Tucson.
  • Is your HVAC system showing its age? Here’s how to address it

    What decade was your home built? Depending on your answer, your house's problems could interfere with the efficiency of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system.
  • If you ‘treat’ your drinking water, make sure to keep changing filters

    Arizona is known for its really “hard” water. If you remove those minerals with a water softener, make sure to keep changing those filters.
  • Here’s how to prep your patio for spring

    Now that we’ve had our winter storms, and temperatures seem ready to rise, you’re going to feel a lot more like spiffing up the patio for spring.
  • Here are the benefits of having a water treatment system

    When water quality is subpar, the effects reverberate throughout the home. Here are the benefits of having a whole house water treatment system.
  • Here are 5 things to remember about water heaters

    One of the most frequent plumbing problems in Arizona homes is a water heater that leaks and needs replacing. Here is how you can care for them.
  • Here’s how you can give your garbage disposal some TLC

    Everybody loves their garbage disposals when they’re working properly, and everybody gets testy when they jam up and refuse to pulverize the leftovers from dinner.
  • What do I need to know about the bugs in my home?

    While bugs can be common in homes, dealing with them is never fun. Here is how you can deal with the pesky pests found in your home. 
  • Here’s how to clean that dirty bathroom exhaust fan

    As the years roll by, bathroom exhaust fans can get covered with dust and grime. Here's how to give them a good cleaning.
  • Here are 5 ways to improve your indoor air quality

    As we head into the spring and summer months, it is important to make sure the air quality in your home is on the up-and-up.
  • What type of cleaning is best for carpets and tile floors?

    Carpets and tile floors can be very difficult to clean, especially with all the products and solutions out there. Here is the best way to care for your floors.
  • Now’s the time to plan an outdoor dreamscape

    The holidays are behind us, and now is the time to start planning for spring and summer in your outdoor living room – your backyard.

Rosie on the House