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Video: 8 Cleaning Mistakes Everyone Makes Green

Video: 8 Cleaning Mistakes Everyone Makes

Some homeowners are under the impression that the only wrong way to clean is to not clean at all. Not so. There are several major cleaning mistakes that could cause damage to your home-or your health-if you're not careful.

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Video: How to Get Rid of Mildew Smell Green

Video: How to Get Rid of Mildew Smell

What's that smell? If you're sniffing around a damp bathroom, musty basement, or dewy screened porch, you may have caught a whiff of mildew. Mildew is a common household scourge, but that doesn't mean you have to take its assault lying down. Fight back against mildew and the unpleasant odor that accompanies it by launching a search and destroy mission to eliminate those unsightly spots for good.

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Video: How to Clean Vinyl Flooring Green

Video: How to Clean Vinyl Flooring

Beloved for their economy and durability, vinyl and laminate flooring are two of the most popular flooring types available today. To keep your floors in great condition, proper cleaning is key. Over time, dirt and debris wear down the finish on your floors and cause scratches and abrasions. All these imperfections can be avoided with a sponge, water, and a few minutes labor. Watch our video for a step-by-step breakdown of the procedure involved in cleaning your floors.

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Video: Unusual Ways to Use Coca-Cola at Home Green

Video: Unusual Ways to Use Coca-Cola at Home

Instead of guzzling down a glass of Coca-Cola, try one of these unusual ideas. Use a can of Coke in your garden to banish slugs or speed up the decomposition process in your compost pile, or pour a splash of soda on a grease spot to lift tough stains. Learn more about these and other uses for Coca-Cola in our short video.

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 Radio: The Right Way to Store Gasoline Green

Radio: The Right Way to Store Gasoline

Hang on! Before you stockpile gasoline in your garage, be sure to lend your attention not only to matters of safety, but also to the letter of the law in your neck of the woods.

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What You Can't See CAN Hurt You Green

What You Can't See CAN Hurt You

Even the most well-tended home can fall victim to leaks and malfunctions that can release toxic or explosive gases. Fortunately, you can take precautions to keep your family and property safe, and protect your peace of mind.

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Can You Have Solar Power Outside the Sunbelt? Green

Can You Have Solar Power Outside the Sunbelt?

The desire for renewable energy has never been higher, which has made solar power more popular than ever. Yet, while traditional solar panels excel in the Sunbelt, they are less effective in northern climates where the days are shorter. Homeowners might well question whether installing panels in these colder climes can be cost-effective. In a…

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A Guide to Protecting Your Greatest Investment from Wood-Destroying Insects Green

A Guide to Protecting Your Greatest Investment from Wood-Destroying Insects

Of all the countless types of common household pests, there's one that homeowners dread most-wood-destroying insects. A threat to homes nationwide, insects like termites and carpenter ants cause an estimated $5 billion in property damage each and every year. Keep reading now for advice and how to safeguard your home-and what to do if damage has already been done.

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