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How to Clean and Repair Gutters

Repair or replace damaged siding to prevent water damage | Mold will come back where there are on-going water problems, like home siding leaks, busted water lines, or storm damage.

How to Get Rid of Ice Dams

How to Get Rid of Ice Dams Icicles may be pretty but they can tear off gutters, loosen shingles, and cause water to back up into your house. Here are prevention tips, fast fixes, and long-term repairs from the pros at TOH

How to Get Rid of Pantry Moths

How To: Get Rid of Pantry Moths There's nothing quite like an unwelcome guest who eats you out of house and home. But when that vexing visitor is a pantry moth, it's as much a stomach-turner as anything else. Here, learn how to rid your home of these pests and prevent them from returning.

Chances are, if you live in the Northeast, your basement already has a sump pump. The most common application is for basement drainage to prevent residential flooding.

How to Repair a Whistling and Leaky Steam Radiator

Learn how to repair leaky and squeaky steam radiators with TOH plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey | thisoldhouse.com

28 Small Steps to Big Savings

#12 Change The Showerhead Old showerheads spew out as much as 5½gallons per minute (gpm), twice the federal limit and more than three times what a newer showerhead like the 1.5-gallon, ultra-low-flow Niagara Earth Massage (about $19; Overstock.com) delivers. The Payoff: You could save $112 a year in hot-water costs.

30 Little Resolutions That Will Save You Big

Using the cold setting on your washing machine could save you $75 or more annually—and, more important, prolong the life of your clothing and linens for many years. | Photo: Jae Rew/Digital Vision/Getty | thisoldhouse.com

10 Bad Habits Around the House That Cost You Money