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radon testing, home improvement advice

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Hannah Holmes on when to test a house for radon, cedar shingles, and more.

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home maintenance advice

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Hannah Holmes on seasonal shelter monikers, Marco Polo’s asbestos fixation, and more.

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home maintenance advice

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Hannah Holmes on finding a reliable homebuilder, Victorian bathroom habits, and more. 

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Hannah Holmes on stainless steel versus “seal tears,” banishing rodents from barns, and more.

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winter home maintenance

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Hannah Holmes on maximizing energy savings in an old home, security cameras for snowbirds, and more.

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Expert Advice

Hannah Holmes on preserving plaster walls, picking the right perennials for Maine’s feeble soil, and more

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How to Make Sense of a Maine Home

Home Improvement Tips

Why is this house attached to a barn? What does that light switch do? And, um, what’s with the tarp? Let an expert walk you through it.

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