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  • Here are 10 tips to ‘deck the halls’ – and your tree – safely!

    Be fire-smart this holiday season about your tree with these 10 safety tips.
  • Perfect fits: Stocking stuffers for the DIYers in your families

    Loads of unusual products are out there to make life easier and more fun for do-it-yourself experts. You can stuff a couple of them into stockings hanging from the mantle at your house this holiday season: • A voltage tester to protect the DIY electrician from harm: If the do-it-yourselfer at your house is taking […]
  • The Rosie secret to deep-frying a tasty turkey safely

    Go online and Google “deep-fried turkey,” and you’d think a 20-pounder is exploding every half-hour somewhere in America on Thanksgiving Day.
  • 10 Pinterest do-it-yourself gifts for the holiday season

    Pinterest has become a go-to-resource for do-it-yourselfer projects and creative inspiration, and there’s no shortage of gift ideas you can come up with for the upcoming holiday season.
  • 5 tips for cooking up a safe, healthy family Thanksgiving

    How do you prevent disasters in the kitchen over the Thanksgiving holiday? Here are five key tips.
  • Three Pinterest pitfalls for Arizona homeowners to avoid

    Pinterest has loads of fun DIY ideas for homeowners, but there are a few things you'll want to avoid if your project is going to look like the picture.
  • Five tips for remodeling your Arizona pool deck

    For those of you thinking of resurfacing your pool deck, we’ve compiled a few tips and guidelines.
  • Get cracklin’: Tips, suggestions for outdoor fireplaces and pits in Arizona

    Outdoor fire pits and fireplaces are the perfect setting for mild autumn evenings in your backyard or patio.
  • 6 tips for using your gas fireplace as Arizona hits autumn

    Autumn is finally here and it’s time to prepare for using your gas fireplace again.
  • Four home safety tips for Fire Prevention Week

    We’ve put together a list of fires safety tips that every homeowner should know and implement to keep their home and family safe
  • 5 best bang-for-your-buck trends in bathroom remodels

    Although the costs of remodeling your bathroom may be going up, it’s also one of the home improvement projects that will almost pay for itself.
  • Five trendy ways to update your kitchen before the holidays

    For many households, the kitchen tends to be the room of the house that people gravitate towards, especially during family gatherings and events.
  • Fall is prime time for veggie gardens

    While fall is when vegetable gardeners harvest their crops in many parts of the country, in the deserts of Arizona, it’s time to plant.
  • Tips to keep your trees looking great this fall in Arizona

    It’s Labor Day weekend and that’s one of three times of year we urge homeowners to fertilize their citrus to ensure a juicy crop. Most of the time, granular fertilizers work best for an applied slow release. If there’s rain in the forecast, try timing your application ahead of the storm and let nature help […]
  • Five low-water trees to provide shade for your Arizona home

    Among many other benefits, planting trees around your home really can save energy, according to the National Forest Service. The NFS said shade from two 25-foot tall trees on the west side of the house plus one 25-footer on the east side could save you almost 25 percent of your air conditioning cost if you […]
  • Climb your way to no injuries with these ladder safety tips

    Many do-it-yourself projects involve climbing a ladder — painting walls, cleaning gutters, changing batteries in smoke detectors, hanging lights and decorations, changing light bulbs, installing fans and getting the kids’ basketball off the top of the flat roof. So it’s no surprise that tens of thousands of Americans end up as LFIs (ladder fall injuries) […]
  • Playing it safe with your electricity during Arizona monsoon season

    There are still a few weeks left in Arizona’s monsoon season. When those storm clouds roll in, they can bring electrical blackouts or surges that can mess up electronic devices in your home as well as your appliances. Here are some ideas for coping safely with electricity problems during a storm: Prevent electrical surges due […]
  • Homeowner alert: Five ways to spot a monsoon storm chaser

    Monsoon season in Arizona means it’s also prime time for storm chasers. These chasers can be fake tradespeople who pretend to be competent contractors and offer to fix the leak in your roof that started in a big storm, cut down the damaged tree in your yard or fix that broken window. In Arizona — […]
  • The 10 most popular DIY articles and information

    One of the best resources Arizona Homeowners have access to is the state’s largest collection of do-it-yourself articles and information on
  • 15 do-it-yourself projects to tackle before the kids go back to school

    It's hard to believe, but next month schools will be starting up again.

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