How to Perform Electrical Maintenance
How to Perform Electrical Maintenance

If you own a home, chances are you’ve come across an issue or two involving electrical maintenance, either in built-in wiring or appliance issues. From changing a light bulb to dealing with tripped circuit breakers, there are many things that may need attention in your home at some point. First and foremost, safety should be

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How to Clean Your Dishwasher
How to Clean Your Dishwasher

  If you are like most people, you may believe that miracle machine which cleans your dishes also cleans itself with every cycle. Unfortunately, dishwashers get gunky too and need to additional cleaning periodically. If not properly maintained, you risk not only suffering with dishes that do not come out fully clean; but also, you

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How to Drain a Water Heater
How to Drain a Water Heater

  According to the Department of Energy (DOE) Survey in 2009, 98 percent of homes had standard (tank) water heaters, of which 51.4 percent were natural gas water heaters and 41.3 percent were electric. That same year, about 8 million water heaters were purchased, with about 82 percent being sold as replacement units rather than

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How to Get Rid of Mice in Your House
How to Get Rid of Mice in Your House

  Do you have a mouse in your house? If you’ve got one, you can be sure it’s got at least one friend along for the adventure. A pest-ridden house is a headache to many homeowners. Mice aren’t just troublesome, or frightening to some, like many rodents, mice carry diseases and are unsanitary to have

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How Often Should You Change your Air Filter
How Often Should You Change your Air Filter

The air filter is an important part of your home’s heating and cooling system. Every central air conditioner or furnace will have a filter which cleans air before it enters the system. This filter is either disposable or washable. If you have a reusable air filter, use this replacement schedule as your cleaning calendar. Otherwise,

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What is a HUD Home
What is a HUD Home

When the FHA (Federal Housing Administration) insures a loan on a 1 to 4-unit residential property, and that loan goes into foreclosure, HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) is the entity that ultimately comes into possession of the foreclosed property. These homes then go on the market at their current “fair market value” as

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What to Do if your Dishwasher is not Draining
What to Do if your Dishwasher is not Draining

  When it’s running properly, your dishwasher is a time-saving appliance that can help you streamline the seemingly endless job of keeping the dishes clean and your cabinets well-stocked. However, this appliance is prone to some simple problems that may slow down your dish washing routine. If you find a puddle of water in front

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How to Unclog a Toilet
How to Unclog a Toilet

A clogged toilet is an unpleasant, but not uncommon, problem. We’re all familiar with the dreaded signs – the slow drain, the rising water level, and the mess that won’t flush away. If you’re dealing with a clog in your toilet, there are several things you can do to clear the problem. Try these steps

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What is a Home Equity Loan?
What is a Home Equity Loan?

If you own a home, chances are good that you have heard the term “home equity loan” bandied about on occasion. Perhaps you’ve seen it in advertisements, or maybe taking out such a loan has been suggested to you as a means of paying for large expenses, such repairs or renovations to your home or

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How to Get Rid of Fleas in Your House Fast
How to Get Rid of Fleas in Your House Fast

Fleas are an annoying pest that can hitch a ride into your home on your pets or with people, who may track them in from outdoors on their shoes or clothes. Once they move in, they lurk, feed, nest and lay eggs. According to Healthline, the fleas you see on your pets are only about

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How to Save For A House
How to Save For A House

For people who dream of owning their own home soon, the idea of coming up with the money that they need to seal the deal – down payment, closing costs etc. – can make that dream seem nearly impossible. Saving up such a large chunk of money can seem like a pipe dream, especially if

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How to Buy a House with Bad Credit
How to Buy a House with Bad Credit

Buying a house is a difficult and complex process under the best circumstances. At first glance, it can seem nearly impossible if you have a bad credit score. While less than ideal credit can add some challenges to the home buying process, it certainly does not make it impossible to get approved for a mortgage

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