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Keep your home sparkling clean inside and out with these projects and tips for a faster and better job.

  1. Dust From a Remodeling Project can Damage Your Home

    The home remodeling process often means construction dust and debris finding its way into every little nook and cranny of your home. But you can reduce the dust and mess by following these easy tips for preparing and protecting your home during your next remodeling project.

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  1. 10 Tips for Removing Mold and Mildew

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    Water is always the cause of mold and mildew, but finding the source of the problem can seem like an unsolvable mystery. Follow our tips for using some handy gadgets and basic detective work to find and eliminate your mold and mildew problems for good,.

  2. How to Clean Brick

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    Is your brick siding covered with hard-water stains from your lawn sprinkler? Here's how to clean them and make the bricks look like new again.

  3. How to Waterproof a Basement

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    Is your basement always damp? Do April showers bring a wet basement along with those May flowers? Then it might be time to consider waterproofing your basement and installing a drain system with a sump pump. A wet basement not only prevents you from enjoying additional space in your house but also ...

  4. How to Clean a Chimney

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    Regular cleaning with a shop vac and standard chimney cleaning tools will prevent dangerous creosote fires. Here's what you need to know before you get started.

  5. How to Get Rid of Dust

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    Does it seem like you're cleaning a film of dust from every horizontal surface in your house every other day? You'll never have to stop dusting completely, but here's everything you need to know about how to keep dust from building up so quickly.

  6. Cleaning Air Conditioners in the Spring

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    Few routine chores will pay off more handsomely, both in comfort and in dollars saved, than a simple air-conditioner cleaning. The payoff: Summertime comfort and lower cooling bills. You'll also prolong the life of your air conditioner.

  7. How to Remove Water Stains

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    The right product and technique can cut cleaning time by 30 percent. We'll show you how to remove tough stains in toilets, sinks and showers. We'll also show you the easiest ways to remove rust, lime and scum. Even if you've neglected detailed cleaning for months (or longer!), you can remove stubborn stains with these tips.

  8. How to Clean Showerheads

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    We'll show you an easy way to clean your clogged showerhead and get it operating like new again. Mineral build up can plug up the spray holes. Here's a simple way to restore the flow.

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