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By Teija Johanson | Research Supervisor and Contributing Writer
The storm has come and gone, and now you are left with the aftermath. Your home likely needs your attention, and you may not know where to start. Before you jump in headfirst on a project, be careful—you don’t want to accidentally make your repair needs worse or injure...
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By Laura Hucke | Technical Writer
While snowstorms don’t always knock the power out, that is a possibility, and it is best to plan accordingly. In dealing with freezing temperatures and icy roads, you want to be able to ensure that you and your loved ones will be as comfortable as possible while being...
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By Zach Hunt | Technical Writer
As the days grow shorter and the cold settles in, the trees that beautify our yards pass into a state of dormancy and bare their branches to the wintry elements. And while snow-topped limbs might make for a serene winter landscape, ice accumulation on those very same trees...
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By Julia Clem | Technical Writer
Winter pests are not only seeking warmth and shelter—they’re also looking for an easy, reliable food source. Keep kitchen counters, floors, and sinks free of crumbs and food debris, and don’t leave boxes or other food containers open in the pantry or cabinets...
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By Brittani Banks | Technical Writer
When the weather gets colder, it’s important to protect both the interior and exterior of your home, including your driveway. Concrete and asphalt, the most popular driveway materials in the US, can crack during winter months. These cracks can hurt your home’s curb appeal...
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By Laura Mangum | Technical Writer
Is cold weather moving in right when you are moving out? There’s no need to be a scrooge about your winter move. Here are five tips to make it as hassle free as possible...
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By Stephanie Singleton | Technical Writer
The color palettes of spring, summer, and fall are brimming with plenty of striking and stunning colors. But during the winter, most of the flowers and trees we admire all year go...
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By Julia Clem | Technical Writer
When temperatures dip to frigid extremes, a major homeowner concern is keeping pipes from freezing. A frozen pipe can cause catastrophic damage if it...
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By Ashley Parker | Technical Writer
Heating bills can skyrocket in the fall and winter months, often without any clear explanation. Although they may be the last thing on your mind when preparing your home for cooler temperatures...
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By Stephanie Singleton | Technical Writer
It’s easy to romanticize winter when you’re in the comfort of your home. The storm may rage on the outside, but inside, the thermostat is set to a nice and toasty temperature...
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