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A Dusting Conundrum: Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans—can’t live without them, don’t want to clean them. They should just spin off the dust anyway… right? It's sad to say, but ceiling fans are not self-cleaning, so they tend to get… Read More

FREEZE! Or Better Yet, Keep Your Ice Machine Working

Ah, ice. If you’re lucky, you no longer have to fill trays with water, carry them to the freezer (without spilling) and wait for them to harden. You have a built-in icemaker working day and night to… Read More

Dishwasher Drama: Maintaining the Machine for New Homeowners

If you love your dishwasher, giving it some TLC will help you get the most out of it. Check out these dishwasher maintenance tips we assembled to help keep your dishwasher going strong! Regular Use… Read More

Don’t Get ‘Fired Up’ Over Lint

Seriously though, did you know that lint can be a fire hazard in your home? You may already know to empty the lint trap between dryer loads, but the trap doesn’t catch everything. And what happens… Read More

Septic Sense: Maintaining the Motions

One of the finer aspects of society living is public plumbing: Once you flush, it goes away. But with more than 20 percent of households relying on an onsite system to treat their wastewater, you may… Read More

Getting Zapped in Winter? Maintain Your Humidifier Now

Every winter in the Midwest, I’m utterly shocked—by static electricity. While this clues me in to go look at my furnace humidifier, you can avoid these sparking revelations with a little upkeep… Read More

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