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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider. Here's a comprehensive guide to point you in the right direction.

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How to Prevent Water Damage in the House

Water damage from frozen pipes, ruptured washer hoses, leaking supply lines and dripping water heaters costs billions every year. This...


How to Choose the Right Water Softener

How to Choose a Water Softener How to Size a Water Softener


No Hot Water? Restore It Yourself

No more hot water? You may need a new thermocouple.


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How to Test Your Water Heater Element

We've all been there - you get in the shower only to realize that you have no hot water.

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How to Dispose of a Water Heater

The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, will show you how remove and dispose of a water heater.