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Help! My Dryer is Making Loud Noises

If your dryer is making noise, there's a good chance that something is wrong. There are a few options for dealing with a dryer that's making a loud noise. You can ignore the sound and hope it goes away, you can try to troubleshoot and repair the machine yourself, or you can call in a professional.

Our Guide To Household Mold (And How To Get Rid Of It)

This blog post is part of our home maintenance for first time homeowners series. Read the previous post on plumbing tips for more helpful information! 

This is the Best Ikea Furniture, According to the Experts

With affordable prices and great designs, Ikea furniture is more than just a cultural fad: it’s a great investment. Because Ikea has such a vast catalog of furniture offerings, we’ve scoured the internet to find recommendations from design experts for the best Ikea furniture out there. 

My Dryer Vent is Clogged. What Do I Do?

Lint traps tend to get the lion’s share of attention around the laundry room, and with good reason—a full lint trap can prevent your laundry from drying quickly and poses a fire hazard. While it’s easy to forget the humble dryer vent which sits in the back—out of sight, out of mind—it’s actually just as important, if not more so, to keep that dryer vent clear and free. 

Phone Repair Prices: What Different Phone Repair Services Cost You

The more you depend on your phone to manage your life, the more devastating it is when it breaks. So, what happens if you drop your prized possession and you end up with a screen full of spiderweb cracks or you jump in the pool and forget your phone is in your pocket? What if you've tried every charger you own and the power level still won't budge from 2%?

Puls Survey Shines Light on Millennial Generation’s Attitudes Toward Home Repairs

With the rise of television shows and social media accounts dedicated to the “do it yourself” (DIY) lifestyle, it sometimes feels like every project can be DIY’ed. But based on experiene, we know that’s not true. We sometimes hear from people who feel a certain amount of pressure to make their home appealing and take on DIY projects -- but they don’t have the skills or confidence to make it happen on their own. That’s why we recently worked with The Harris Poll, a well-respected public opinion polling firm, to survey Millennial homeowners in the U.S. and find out more about their attitudes about home maintenance and repairs. 

Power Washing Prices: What You Can Expect to Pay

The inside of your home isn’t the only thing that needs sprucing—every few years, you should power wash your home to eliminate the buildup of dirt, grime, and algae. 

How Much an iPhone Screen Repair Will Cost You

We’re not going to pretend that shattering your iPhone screen is any fun (and if we did, would you believe us anyway?). It can be a costly and time-consuming ordeal, especially if you’re going into it without prior knowledge of what you’ll be dealing with. 

The Best New Refrigerators of 2019 and 2020

If it’s been awhile since you’ve purchased a new refrigerator, or if you’ve never had a need to buy one before, know this: refrigerators have gotten seriously cool. 

iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo? Here’s How to Restart It

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’ve got a device with a flashing Apple logo sitting in the palm of your hand right now. First things first: relax – we’ve got your back. 

65 Inch TV Wall Mounts: Everything You Need to Know

Regardless of what your friends and family might say, if you think you need a 65 inch television to re-watch Downton Abbey for the third time, then by golly, that’s what you need. 

How to Troubleshoot a Dishwasher that Takes Too Long to Run

Hand washing dishes takes a significant amount of time. According to Energy Star, if you use a dishwasher, you’ll save 230 hours per year. That’s equal to just over 9 days of 24/7 scraping, scrubbing, rinsing, and drying. If your dishwasher takes too long to run, then we’d better get it fixed ASAP. 

If Your Washing Machine is Overflowing, Here’s What to Do

Laundry is typically a pretty boring task—that is, until your washing machine overflows. As a homeowner or a renter, there’s really nothing worse to deal with than a flood in your home. 

iPhone Unresponsive? Here’s How to Fix It

Unlike that person you messaged on a dating app, if your iPhone won’t respond to you, there’s something you can do about it. Whether you’ve got a black screen, an app is frozen, or the thing simply won’t turn on, there are a number of causes that could make an iPhone unresponsive – and a number of ways to fix it. 

How to Hang Art Without Nails So You Don’t Damage Your Walls

Whether you're a serious collector or have just acquired a few pieces for fun, decorating your walls with artwork can add personality and a splash of color to your home. Studies show that it can even boost your mood. Of course, finding a way to display each masterpiece can be challenging, especially if you're worried about damaging your walls.

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