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  • 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.
  • 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.

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