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Monday, October 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Repairing home sweet home: SNAP provides essential work for low-income homeowners

SNAP Essential Home Repair, a program for low-income homeowners provides minor, but essential repairs for low-income homeowners in the Spokane area. Last year, SNAP provided more than 900 home repairs …


Ask the Builder: Pricing out a garage roof repair

A few weeks ago I took a much-needed break and traveled to Down East Maine, never imagining I’d be pricing a garage roof repair within minutes of arriving at the …


Ask the Builder: Dealing with a bungled wall tile job

having a small bathroom remodeled. My wife and I thought we did our due diligence and hired a great contractor. I came home from work to discover the ceramic wall …


As weather turns colder, it’s time to take steps to protect home

Gutters, leaders Ignore this, and there can be costly damage – inside and outside – caused by water and ice backing up from the gutters.


A new twist on battling clogged sink

Q. My bathroom sink drains very slowly. I tried using a plunger, but it wasn’t much help, and I don’t want to use chemicals. I can’t figure out how to …


Clean, examine concrete before patching potholes

Q. I recently bought a house with a concrete basement floor that is riddled with small cracks and potholes up to 2 inches deep. I’d like to resurface it without …


Special paint can work with plastic, vinyl

Q. My plastic porch railing has become unsightly with dirt and stains. Is it possible to paint it and if not, how can it be cleaned? A. It is possible …