Do-it-yourself repairs can be quick and inexpensive, but more complex plumbing repairs or installations often require a plumber.
Fire officials report that the new sprinkler systems are saving lives, reducing property damage and protecting firefighters who respond to emergency calls.
The region's wet weather and powerful winds can down heavy branches and even topple whole trees.
Tankless water heaters mount unobtrusively on the wall, in a shallow closet, or even in an adjoining garage or attic.
The effects of catastrophic fires take a toll on recreational areas, agricultural land, and even urban centers like Seattle.
Summer is a great time to see how your tree is really doing, says Jacob Rogers, a certified arborist.
The problem: you have a beautiful view, but it is blocked by a beautiful tree. What can you do?
Homeowners are responsible for the functionality of the sewer line from the house to the street.
Consider everything from wide hallways and a low-threshold shower to easy-access storage and a minimum of stairs — plus accommodations for guests or a caretaker.
When it comes to bathrooms, by far the most popular improvements are to sinks, toilets and showers.
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