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Debbie D.

Debbie D.

Debbie Dey is a professional writer with over three decades of experience in residential construction. Her background gives her a wealth of knowledge about all kinds of home improvement projects, which she enjoys sharing through her writing. She has been a Puls staff writer since 2018. In her free time, you can find her relaxing by the water or cruising with her husband in their sports car.

Recent Posts:

How to Repair a Washing Machine that Won't Start

If you're like most people, the time you allot to household chores is limited. Just imagine trying to throw a load of laundry in before heading off to work and finding that your washing machine won't start—major frustration, right?

What Are the Best Washing Machine Repair Companies?

Luckily, your washing machine doesn't break down every day. Unfortunately, when it does, you may be left scurrying to find a reputable company that can repair it quickly without costing you a fortune.

What To Do If Your Dryer Won’t Start

There's never a good time for your dryer to break down. Call it Murphy's Law or just plain dumb luck, but doesn't it always seem like you have dryer problems at the worst possible moment?

How to Figure Out What’s Wrong with Your Washing Machine

Your washing machine is one of the most important appliances in your home, so keeping it running properly is kind of a big deal. If you've noticed a few washing machine problems, you might be wondering if it's something you can fix yourself or if it's time to call in a professional.

What Are the Best Appliance Repair Companies?

When a major home appliance goes on the fritz, your entire household can be disrupted until it get fixed. Puls provides the best overall appliance repair services when compared to the competition.

How to Fix a Washing Machine: Our Step-by-Step Guide

We all take for granted that our appliances will be working when we need them. We may even be tempted to ignore a small problem, hoping it will go away. Unfortunately, that little problem can easily turn into something bigger and turn your life upside down.

How to Install a Brand New Garage Door Opener

Many of today's newer homes have an electric garage door opener to provide easy access, safety and security. There are several drive options available—chain, screw, belt, direct and jackshaft.

How to Choose a Garage Door Opener

Adding a garage door opener to your home not only offers convenience for easy access, but it also provides illumination and improved security. New garage door openers offer smart features like smart device compatibility, battery backup, built-in Wi-Fi, and even motion-sensing security lights.

How to Learn What Type of Garage Door Your Home Has

Think fast - what type of garage door does your home have, and what's it made of? Not sure? You're certainly not alone.

How to Choose a Garage Door that Fits Your Home and Style

Over the years, homeowners’ needs, preferences, and lifestyles have helped change the way today's homes are used, how they look, and what's included with them. As such, garages and garage doors have evolved, too.

What are the 6 Types of Garage Doors? (And How to Choose One)

While front entry doors seem to get all the attention (with “oohs and aahs” reserved for decorative glass inserts or fancy sidelites), it’s really the overhead garage door that can make or break your home’s curb appeal.

What Tools Do You Need to Mount a TV on the Wall?

Have you been thinking about mounting your TV on the wall, but put it off because you weren't really sure what was involved? Even though you know that mounting your TV will save some space, look better, and provide a more comfortable viewing experience, you may be hesitant to tackle this project.

Will Your TV Mount Hold the Weight of Your TV? Here’s How to Know

Remember when cell phones were so small they could fit inside any pocket with room to spare? Obviously, the trend has changed as today's smartphones have become mini computers that work best with bigger and bigger screen sizes.

Refrigerator Repair Near Me: How to Choose the Best Company?

There's never a good time for your refrigerator to stop working, but there can definitely be a worst time — like just after you've stocked up on food for your holiday meals. You could try to move everything into coolers or to your neighbor's fridge, but just imagine the mess, the inconvenience, and the expense. It's definitely not the way you'll want to start out the holidays.

Does an Expensive TV Require an Expensive TV Mount?

In today's world of ever-changing electronics, terms like 4K Ultra HD, Ultra Premium OLED, and LED/LCD Smart TV interface seem to be all the rage, but if you want to own one of the latest state-of-the-art televisions, it's going to cost you.

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