removing a bathtub stopper with a screwdriver

Here are the steps for how to remove your bathtub drain stopper and bathtub drain strainer. Homeowners can remove bathtub stoppers and strainers with a few basic tools and a few simple instructions.

Person activating the self-cleaning feature on a GE oven

Anti-self-cleaning-oven sentiment abounds on the home-enthusiast-blog circuit, with many advising against ever using the feature. Reasons offered include blown fuses, overheated control panels, carbon-monoxide emissions, excessive smoke and even full-on house fires. Do you use yours? If not … why?

Arborist suspended from a tree while cutting branches with chainsaw  Action shot, visible saw dust

Tree trimming and removal is an important consideration, not just for aesthetic reasons, but to protect people and property from serious harm. Learn all about professional tree trimming costs and what you can expect to pay for removal services.

technician fixing air conditioner

One of the ways to protect yourself is by investing in maintenance. Properly maintaining the materials and systems in your home will keep them functioning longer and save you the stress and convenience costs of emergency replacements.

close up of a male contractor applying drywall "mud" to a taped seam of drywall

Congratulations on finishing your drywall hanging, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to just hang out — you’re not finished until you’ve finished. When the drywall finishing process is done, the wall surface will be perfectly smooth and the joints will be invisible. That’s where taping and mudding comes in.

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