Home Repair and Maintenance Resources (04)

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Home and Garden Articles on Move.com
This site helps you with new homes, apartments for rent, home finance, moving, and home and garden. There are searches by area for different kinds of homes, home loans, movers, and contractors. Free articles on moving, gardening, and other subjects are on the site. The site also has tools such as a credit analyzer, salary calculator, mortgage calculator, relocation wizard, and school reports. You can use the tools city comparison, great neighborhoods, neighborhood finder, city matchmaker, and community close-up to find a neighborhood.

DIY Home Improvement and Repair Tips on UKTV
UKTV's Home TV channel offers you a special page that contains tips and detailed information on home improvement and repair. It has DIY video tutorials and articles covering related topics such as painting, decking, wallpapering, tiling, garden paving, wall plastering, and flooring. For paint, tiles, and wallpaper, you can use their online calculator to know how much you need to for a certain area of space. There is separate article that discusses the laws and regulations on building a home or building and how homeowners can comply. This post also mentions the types of home repair jobs that are exempted from these rules.

Choose Your Home and Gardens Topic, Find Answers Here
From Better Homes and Gardens.com comes everything from house and home slide shows to consumer quizzes and nearly every home topic in between. Find information on home improvement and home solutions including kitchens, bathrooms, cleaning and storage, color, painting, outdoor spaces, and many decorating ideas, lessons, tips and tricks.

Caring for Hardwood Floors
Learn how to clean and maintain hard wood floors from WoodFloorDoctor.com, with tips for preventing damage from spills, cleaners and dirt, as well as care instructions how to mop, vacuum and dust hard wood floors. Includes information about how to tell if you need new flooring, discovering the existing condition of your floor, as well as information on acrylic, waxes, polyurethane and other sealants and finishes. The article talks about water-based cleaners as the safest and easiest of cleaners, and PH neutral cleaners as the best cleaning agent for a new floor. Learn how to care for cigarette burns, squeaks, stains and perform other repairs.

How to Protect Garden Outdoor Fountains from Winter Damage
Your garden outdoor fountain is a focal point for your back yard, and the last thing you want is for it to get damaged over the long, cold winter. By taking the time to implement a few simple steps, you can increase your chances of being able to enjoy it next summer. Draining, filing the basin, and covering outdoor fountains are all parts of this necessary maintenance activity. It's important to protect your garden fountain in the summer months, too, and you will find suggestions to keeping it running well posted on this site as well.

The Appliance Repair Clinic—Everything You Need to Know to Repair our Household Appliances
If you have a washing machine, a dryer, a range/stove/oven, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, a garbage disposal, an ice maker, a microwave, a range vent hood, a dehumidifier, an air conditioner, a humidifier, a trash compactor, a freezer, a hot water dispenser, or a water filter that’s giving you trouble, this is the site that can not only tell you what’s wrong and how to fix it, but they can supply you with the parts to do it. Each of their helpful repair articles has a detailed exploded shot of the item so you can not only see each part, but see how each part fits in with all the others. Their detailed fix-it articles cover everything from how the appliance works to troubleshooting precisely what’s wrong—and you can even email the appliance repair Guru and get specific help on a specific problem. If you’ve got virtually any appliance that’s giving you trouble, this is the site that can help you get it up and running again in a hurry.

BobVila.com: A Resource for Fixing Up the Home
BobVila.com is a home improvement website that offers information tips, advice, even video clips on fixing anything and everything around the house. A forum offers opportunities to ask or answer home improvement questions, and the home site also includes "Hot Topics" articles, such as electrical outlet safety, special interest areas, such as investing in foreclosed real estate, and featured Smart Buys.


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