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When the water that comes into your home has an excess of mineral salts such as calcium and magnesium, your water is considered "hard." To counteract the effects of hard water on pipes and fixtures as well as bathing, washing, and cleaning, there are many DIY and professional solutions. Installing a water softener is often the best approach.

By: Jillynnl Home Improvement> DIY l Feb 19, 2015
Leland E Hyde

We all have that garage out there without any care or even thought. We have to remember that garages are part of our homes too and just as we take care of our houses, garages need to be taken care of too.

By: Leland E Hydel Home Improvement> DIY l Feb 19, 2015

A simple guide to repairing Ovens, TVs and Washing Machines. If you have a troublesome appliance then this guide could well be for you!

By: Sam Smartl Home Improvement> DIY l Feb 18, 2015
Leland E Hyde

We all have that garage door out there and we rarely give it any thought. Garage doors are essential parts of our homes, they are in the front of our house, and these are one of the very first things people see when they come to our house.

By: Leland E Hydel Home Improvement> DIY l Feb 18, 2015
Tyson MacDevitt

As a simple person who has a salary that's good enough to sustain his daily need is quite satisfied to live without Samsung air conditioning unit or any brand that is available in the market today.

By: Tyson MacDevittl Home Improvement> DIY l Feb 16, 2015
Janet M. Slagell

A home inspector is the person who can help you make the best possible sale of your home. But, you don't want to be caught unawares. Take some time to address some key elements of your home before the home inspector shows up.

By: Janet M. Slagelll Home Improvement> DIY l Feb 16, 2015

Homeowners don't have their carpets and rugs cleaned as frequently as they should, which is one of the reasons why carpets lose their beauty overtime. This is why homeowners should hire the services of well reputed professional cleaners to do this job, once every two years for effective results. Homeowners can also maintain the life of the carpets after and in between services, by following steps that will help in the long run.

By: Nick Kollajal Home Improvement> DIY l Feb 15, 2015

Even if there's a long wait for the next professional cleaning appointment, this doesn't mean that individuals cannot try to maintain the carpets in their homes and offices. If not properly maintained, the carpet will be damaged beyond repair in no time at all.

By: Nick Kollajal Home Improvement> DIY l Feb 15, 2015

The carpet which is so lovingly placed into homes will not remain the exact same condition always. It will be subjected to burns, tear, spills and a countless other maladies that afflict carpets. Homeowners know and realize this, which is why they hire professional cleaning services, which not only clean their carpets but also repair them.

By: Nick Kollajal Home Improvement> DIY l Feb 15, 2015
Anthony Nagle

Its during those rainy season that gutter cleaning becomes a highly demanded service and maintenance requirement. There are several ways that the gutters can be cleaned on your home. The three main ways to clean the guttering on your home is either by a powerful vacuum, by hand or with a petrol blower. When the guttering system has been cleaned you can install a gutter guard to help prevent further blockages and problems.

By: Anthony Naglel Home Improvement> DIY l Feb 14, 2015

Anyone can fix a leaking shower faucet,do their own bathtub faucet repair or fix a leaking faucet of almost any kind with a few simple basic tools and a little know how. You probably already have the tools and this article will give you the know how.

By: Bryan Stevensl Home Improvement> DIY l Jun 14, 2008 lViews: 72,429 lComments: 1

My experience in life has taught me that if you are able to break projects up into simple steps, you will become the master of that project. That is the difference between a smart person and a wise person. Having said that, let us examine how you can install a new or used furnace ..... the wise way.

By: Anthony Gattol Home Improvement> DIY l Jan 15, 2009 lViews: 63,388

The cost to dig a baaement is based on more than just the cost to dig it. It includes the cost of pouring cement footings, foundation, flatwork, sub-rough plumbing, gravel, and of course, window wells and bucks. The author promotes digging a basement for several reasons, not the least of which is minimal cost for space gained.

By: Linda Baxterl Home Improvement> DIY l Jun 18, 2008 lViews: 58,757

Building the play set of your child’s dreams can become a reality. Follow these easy steps to budgeting for the swing set / jungle gym you’ve always wanted.

By: Kari Smithl Home Improvement> DIY l Dec 07, 2007 lViews: 41,453

How to unclog a toilet is one of the most common plumbing problems searched for on Google. The good news is that anyone can learn how to unclog a toilet without calling a plumber.

By: Bryan Stevensl Home Improvement> DIY l May 17, 2008 lViews: 40,716

When it comes to your roof, fire safety is a must. In fact, the materials that you use for your roof must be fire resistant and have a rating to let you know how much safety and protection the roof will provide.

By: Andy Rooferl Home Improvement> DIY l Jun 25, 2008 lViews: 38,837

CPVC pipe looks so easy to install it's almost too good to be true. Can it really be that simple? It can be as long as you know these basic tips from a Master Plumber.

By: Bryan Stevensl Home Improvement> DIY l Sep 28, 2008 lViews: 32,554 lComments: 1

From dressers and vanities to kitchen and bath designs, building great cabinets means knowing the basics. Regardless of whether you are building a stereo cabinet or dresser, a kitchen cabinet or bathroom vanity, basic cabinet construction is the same.

By: Monte Burchl Home Improvement> DIY l Jun 04, 2008 lViews: 31,648

Choosing the right size generator for your home is determined by how many total watts you need. The way to figure out watts is amps x volts = watts.

By: Andy Electricianl Home Improvement> DIY l Jul 03, 2008 lViews: 27,659

If your water heater isn't working properly it can make your life miserable. Unless you really like cold showers it is a big deal when your water heater has problems. The good news is, if you have a non-leaking water heater and no hot water, you can often correct that yourself without calling a plumber.

By: Bryan Stevensl Home Improvement> DIY l May 23, 2008 lViews: 25,636 lComments: 1
Micah Marsh

Do you have some woodworking or construction ideas and projects? I have the perfect solution for you. I needed some help with a few projects I had in my head, and l found an absolutely amazing product. Here is my review for it.

By: Micah Marshl Home Improvement> DIY l Mar 03, 2011 lViews: 125
Heather Sneed

As more and more people start to take energy savings seriously, many are learning how to make their own homemade solar cells and install their own DIY solar panels. Though some might think it is not an easy task that anyone can do, the facts are that it is not all that difficult to build a solar panel from scratch and take advantage of free energy.

By: Heather Sneedl Home Improvement> DIY l Jun 24, 2010 lViews: 263 lComments: 1
Heather Sneed

Many people think that independent green living can be a costly undertaking, but the facts are that there are several do-it-yourself projects that anyone can do. One example is DIY solar panels, which can be installed simply and can really help you save some money over the long run.

By: Heather Sneedl Home Improvement> DIY l Jun 24, 2010 lViews: 190
Heather Sneed

It's easier than you would think to build a solar panel from scratch, because all it takes is a little drive and a few tools. When you are finished they can be used on your home, while camping, or in any number of ways to help cut down on the rising cost of energy consumption.

By: Heather Sneedl Home Improvement> DIY l Jun 28, 2010 lViews: 152

Find out how you can build a “Thin-Film” solar cell and understand the theory of photoelectric effect. With this knowledge, you can progress into making your very own solar power systems by yourself and even generate free supplies of electricity at home.

By: Gallen Hol Home Improvement> DIY l Aug 16, 2009 lViews: 2,293
Heather Sneed

The renewable energy advantages of solar power are numerous. With the push to design the perfect alternative energy home, the main component is by far the integration of solar power. No other type of energy alternative offers a better chance at independent green living.

By: Heather Sneedl Home Improvement> DIY l Jun 28, 2010 lViews: 134

Have you always been curious about how to make a solar water heater? Have you always wanted to find a good way to cut down on your electricity consumption? If so that pull up a chair because you have come to the right place.

By: Brandon Mulrayl Home Improvement> DIY l Dec 31, 2010
Markus Brown

With the concern of global warming and erratic climate that has been happening these days, only a very out of touch individual that can say they are not affected one way or another with this situation.

By: Markus Brownl Home Improvement> DIY l Dec 12, 2010

Does Ted McGrath's product Teds Woodworking really work? Find out more by reading the full, detailed review in this article.

By: Denise Perezl Home Improvement> DIY l Mar 05, 2014
Evan Marxman

Quickly learn how to dramatically reduce your energy bill at home. Save money and live a greener life.

By: Evan Marxmanl Home Improvement> DIY l Jan 02, 2011
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