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Landed a New Job and Expect to Travel Extensively? Here's How to Protect Your Vacant Home

If you live alone and recently landed a job that will require you to travel extensively, you may be wondering what types of things you can do to protect your home while you are gone. Vacant homes are ideal for burglars, vandals, and squatters, so you'll want to reduce the risks of returning home to find your house ransacked. Also, a vacant home means that nobody will be there to deal with a fire or other type of emergency such as a broken pipe.

Managing Deadly Diseases That Affect Your Precious Dogwood Trees

If you move into a home with dogwood trees dotting your lawn, you will be able to enjoy the picturesque sight of the flowering tree when it blooms with clusters of exquisite white flowers during the spring and summer. The trees are a favorite among home gardeners because of their aesthetically pleasing appearance. However, if you own dogwood trees, you should be aware of diseases that can destroy the plants quickly.

Two Signs That Your Well Water Has Become Contaminated

If you have a private well on your property, then you have the benefit of having your own water source to supply your home with fluid. While wells can provide water that is safe to drink, a well can become contaminated in a variety of ways. The well casing may form a crack or opening that allows ground water to flow into the well. This can also happen if the well cap is not tight enough.

Want An Amazing Home Theater? Then You'll Want These 4 Things

Going to the movies in this day and age involves putting up with latecomers jostling your knees, smartphone screens ruining the ambience, annoying cellphone conversations and increasingly exorbitant ticket/concession prices. Fortunately, it's easier than ever to create a true home theater that can replace that depressing trip to the local cineplex. Here are four key steps to making this dream a reality. 1. Automated Lighting and Device Control One of the most important -- and magical -- aspects of the cinema is that moment when the lights go out and the screen lights up with images.

How To Replace Damaged Or Worn Windshield Wiper Arms On Your Vehicle

If your windshield wiper arms have either been damaged or are just worn from use, then they will need to be replaced as soon as possible. Replacement isn't difficult, and it will only take most car owners a few minutes of their time while using some basic hand tools. Below is what you will need and how you can replace your vehicle's wiper arms: 1. Align your windshield wiper arms in their parked position - Begin by turning your vehicle's power switch to the 'ON' position, activate your wiper arms, then turn the wipers to their 'OFF' setting.