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A leaky outdoor faucet can drive up your utility bills in a sneaky way, which is why it's critical to catch the leak early and reduce water waste — not to mention money waste. Whether you're handy around the house or hoping to become so, learning how to fix a leaky outdoor faucet is a useful skill that will help make you a more self-sufficient homeowner.

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Scheduling inspections and regular pumping ensures that your septic system will operate at peak performance for many years. Here's what you need to know about how often to pump your septic tank.

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The condition of your roof is so important, and costs for major repairs can be so high that a leaky roof can be a great source of stress. Fortunately, not all roof problems are disastrous. In fact, some roof leak repairs can be done without professional help or for a surprisingly affordable price.

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According to a new survey by WalletHub, Americans intend to spend $21.8 billion this year on Valentine’s Day revelry, about $165 per person. Why not invest that holiday dough in a household improvement designed to bring you and your sweetheart closer together — both figuratively and physically?

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Mold can damage both your home and your family's health, but an inspection can help you identify and fix small issues before they become larger problems. Learn what a mold inspection costs, now.

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