Monthly Archives: June 2015

JULY Home Maintenance Checklist

* Replace air conditioner filter * Look for and cure mildew and moisture problems * Replace loose caulk and grout around bathtubs, showers and sinks * Label shut-off valves at sinks and toilets * Inspect and clean track of sliding … Continue reading

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Safe Footing in the Dark with an LED Night Light

Combining an electrical receptacle with an LED (light emitting diode) night light seems like an idea long overdue. The night light element is controlled by a photo sensor that turns on in the dark and off in daylight. The device … Continue reading

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How Much It Costs to Remove a Tree Stump

We thought removing an unwanted tree in our back yard wouldn’t be that big of a project because the tree wasn’t large. In fact, cutting it down was a slow but methodical job. Removing the stump, however, now that was … Continue reading

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Build a Dog Run

What we humans won’t do for our dogs! We’ve all heard of the extremes, but a basic dog kennel is a sensible way to create a safe outdoor area for pets to roam and rest. We’re talking about a chain-link … Continue reading

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