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  • 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.
  • Prepare your family for emergencies at your house, especially storms, fires

    Storms, fires, and power blackouts are just a few of the emergencies that can take place in our homes or neighborhoods throughout Arizona. Here's how to prepare in advance.
  • 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.

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