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Surge protectors, or surge suppressors, stop invisible voltage spikes from harming electronics or appliances in a home. One type connects to the electric panel near the circuit breaker, while the more common type are point of use surge protectors for computers, telephone, printers, etc. These surge protectors can wear out, so be sure to replace them.

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Match Grout Color TIPS Requires patience, diligence and discipline. Luck helps too Deep clean existing grout first using Stain Solver oxygen bleach Dry grout out of the bag is what it looks like once installed and cured WATCH Grouting videos below CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I’m about to […]

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This is a four-part series I created showing how I achieve success when grouting ceramic floor tile. Talk to three other tile setters and they may have different suggestions. All I can tell you is I've installed thousands of square feet of grout the way you'll see below and none of it has ever crumbled […]

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Millions of roofs in the United States are plagued with roof moss and roof algae growth. Although these organisms themselves do not cause damage to the roofing materials, they trap water which does accelerate wear and tear. It is easy to clean a roof and more importantly, it is very easy to keep moss and algae from growing again.

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Tim Carter shares an easy way to keep your roof shingles free from moss, algae and mildew. With the natural wonders of copper, you'll never have to clean green scum off your roof.

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Water pressure that is inadequate in shower heads and faucets might not always be a water piping problem. The source of the problem is often sediment that is clogging the tiny holes in flow restrictors that can be found in the tips of the fixtures.

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A new gutter guard has been tested and it passed. After months of testing, very little organic muck had made it into the gutter. Even with some debris on top of the gutter guards, the water still flowed freely into the gutter. These gutter covers are not maintenance free, but they do keep the rain gutter clean and flowing.

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Electrical fires happen every day in the United States because of electrical shorts that produce intensely hot arcs. An arc fault circuit interrupter senses these arcs and stops them, making them smarter than traditional circuit breakers.

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Household electricity is dangerous. The National Electric Code has requirements for electrical outlets, electrical circuits and cables. A rookie or DIY'er may skip over a step or unknowingly make a deadly mistake. Before beginning a project yourself, take the necessary precautions or contact a professional.

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A shower drain odor can be very unpleasant. The source of the drain odor is often above the water level of the trap. Look at the sides of the drain pipe for biofilm.

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