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How to Reduce Moisture on Bathroom Walls

Phil asks, “I have two vent fans in my bathroom; but after a long, steamy shower, I’m still getting water and stains on my walls. What can I do?”

There are several steps you can take to improve the performance of your bathroom vent fan. Read on to find out more.

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Chick Season!

Ever been driving along, minding your own business when you see something so exciting you swerve off the road? You know, like a yard sale in a rich neighborhood, or a burning building, or the “Hot Doughnuts NOW” sign. Well, one of those exciting moments for me comes during the arrival of baby chicks. Read on to find out more.

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How to Remove Wrinkles and Puckers from Carpet

Lyla Mae asks, “I have wall-to-wall carpeting in my home that is starting to pucker in places. Am I going to have to replace it?”

In most cases you should be able to restretch your carpet to remove wrinkles. Read on to find out more.

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How to Deal with Moles in Your Yard

Theresa asks, “We have tried every product we could find to get rid of moles, but they always come back. What can I do?”

Moles can cause damage to lawns, but there are steps you can take to reduce the problem. Read on to find out more.

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Aging in Place

As more and more folks are moving into their golden years, their safety needs are taking center stage in the bathroom design revolution . . . and all without the sacrifice of style. Read on for some tips on how to make your bathroom more user friendly for the elderly.

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How to Install Laminate Flooring on a Concrete Slab

Gerald asks, “I’m installing a floating laminate floor on a concrete slab. Do I need to be concerned about moisture?”

Yes, a laminate floor shouldn’t we installed on a concrete slab with too high a moisture level. Read on to find out more.

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Dog-Proof Plants for Your Yard

Kim asks, “Are there any plants that are dog-proof? We have a large flower bed that keeps being killed by our dogs.”

While no plants are 100% dog-proof, read on for some suggestions and tips that can help.

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Is Cement Backerboard Subfloor Needed Under Laminate Flooring?

Ralph asks, “When installing laminate flooring, do I have to put down cement backerboard first, or can I just use foam underlayment?”

Cement backerboard isn’t required under a laminate floor, but there are a few requirements for your subfloor. Read on to find out more.

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