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  • Here’s how to conduct monthly electric tests to prevent fire, shock

    Take time to go through your house with this checklist twice a year to ensure that your home’s electrical system is in good and safe working condition.
  • Here’s how to caulk around bathroom and kitchen fixtures

    So the caulking around your kitchen and bathroom sinks, tubs, windows and other fixtures are looking a little worse for wear. Here's what to do.
  • Here’s how to determine which spiders are dangerous

    Before grabbing a shoe or a can of pesticide, consider what kind of spider you're looking at and its value to your home's environment.
  • Here’s how to inspect your exterior gates and fences

    Here are some tips for properly inspecting exterior gates and fences, as well as fixes for some of the most common problems.
  • Here are some tips for correctly sorting and recycling your trash

    Be considerate and think about the person on the sorting end of recycling who has to sort through the contaminated and stinky products.
  • Here’s how to treat and maintain your wood deck and balcony

    Wood balconies and decks take a beating in the desert sun and wet winters. A good cleaning might be all it needs to perk up.
  • Here’s how to take care of those hard-working kitchen appliances

    It's time to take care of those hard-working kitchen appliances! Here are tips for cleaning them and completing some do-it-yourself repairs.
  • Here’s how to practice the steps for safe internet use

    While browing the internet can feel like a safe and private activity, it carries many risks. Here are some tips for looking out for your safety online.
  • Here’s how to maintain your garage door

    Your garage door is not only the largest moving part in your home, but it’s probably the largest architectural feature on the front of your home as well.
  • Here’s how to create an effective study area

    With a growing number of adults enrolled in classes, chances are your home may benefit from having a place to spread out your books and study.
  • Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall

    Small drywall damage from door knobs, rough housing, minor water damage from artwork and other things is a relatively easy DIY task.
  • Here are drainage and landscape tips to protect your home’s foundation

    There are steps Arizona homeowners can take to help divert problem-causing moisture away from their home’s foundation.
  • Here’s why you should take a look at your landscape, grading and drainage

    The way rainwater drains off your house and landscape -- especially during a torrential monsoon storm -- can be very destructive.
  • Here is a list of home repairs that can be completed in 15 minutes

    We’ve put together a list of possible repairs around the house that could be done in 15 minutes – or maybe a few moments more than that.
  • Here’s how to protect children around swimming pools

    So far this year, one teenager and three small children have died in water-related accidents in the Phoenix area. Here's how to protect kids around pools.
  • Here are 10 tips for using fireworks in Arizona this Fourth of July

    Fireworks that are legal can still cause injuries or fires, so it’s important to be cautious in using them, according to fire officials.
  • Here’s how to deal with foundation heave caused by wet, expanding soil

    Foundation heave is the uplift of the foundation caused by wet, expanding soil beneath a slab floor. It occurs when it is dry outside your foundation and wet underneath it.
  • What’s the best way to clean and seal grout?

    The lines of grout between the tiles in your shower, on bathroom walls or in between floor tiles can get grungy at times. So how can you clean up the mess?
  • How do I get the lint out of my clothes dryer?

    Removing the lint from a dryer will allow the clothes to dry more quickly, thus saving money, and prevent possible fires.
  • There’s a snake in my yard! What should I do?

    You want to keep snakes out of your yard as much as possible so you don’t run into them, but here's what to do in case one slips through.

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