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Crime and Safety - Sun-SentinelThe National Center for Home Improvement Fraud?? will hold a free??workshop, ???How to Protect Yourself from Home Repair Contractor Fraud,??? on Oct. 20 at the Central Broward Regional Park.?? Open to the public and hosted by Broward County Commissioner...
Judy and Joe Kaminski hired a landscaper to plant trees in their yard to replace trees that died during recent storms. They felt comfortable knowing the landscaper, as required by state law, would make sure the underground utility lines in their yard...
The Hartford CourantLook what The Bottom Line just uncovered beneath several feet of drifting snow: Gas furnaces, carbon monoxide and rotten eggs: Homes heated by natural gas vent a byproduct, carbon monoxide, to the outside of the house. A side-wall vent blocked by...
When you're apartment hunting, you usually look around the neighborhood. The more urban the residential complex, the more you might be interested in what amenities and destinations will be close to home. Within walking distance of your home, even....
Tags: Sales, Apartments, Dunkin' Donuts, Consumers, Rentals
If you’re looking to have work done on your home, you may not want to wait. Contractors aren’t as busy this time of year because many homeowners wait until spring to start a project, meaning that there’s no time like the present to save...
Tags: Services and Shopping
In the calm before the storm, hopefully you prepared as best as you could for Hurricane Sandy's arrival. Now that she's gone, it's important to remain calm after the storm, too. If a tree crushed your car or fell on your home, or if your roof or...
Tags: FEMA, Consumers, Bucks County, Business, Lawyers
In attempt to crackdown on unlicensed contractors operating in the city, Department of Code Enforcement inspectors opened up an abandoned house in the 3900 block of Carrollton Avenue to lure under-the-table operators into making renovation bids. “...
Q: I moved to Boston a few months ago, but my adult son is living at our home on Route 611 in Williams Township. Imagine my surprise when visiting him in late June to find a brand new guardrail installed on the canal side of northbound 611, directly...
Like knees and elbows, you may not realize how much you rely on your home's toilets or sinks until things go bad. I learned that lesson recently when a pipe fitting below my house cracked and backed up my toilets and tubs several times. Not something any...
Tags: Business, Plumbing, Services and Shopping
The plastic "belly pan" under the front end of the seven-year-old Infinity coupe cleared the pavement despite the dip at the end of Ken Horodenski's driveway. It missed it by only an inch, however. (I know because I stopped with the front wheels in...
Summer begins in little more than six weeks, which means now is the time to make sure your air-conditioning system is up to the job of keeping you and your family cool. Already, 90-plus degree weather is here, reminding us how hot and humid South and...
The Hartford CourantBob Deasy and his wife, Janet, have lived in the same Unionville house with the same kitchen for 44 years. They're retired, living on a pension and Social Security, but last October Bob Deasy decided to flatter both his wife and their home with a new...
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