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Your Place: Finding the elusive fix to a leak

Q: We own a home that is 13 years old. It has vinyl windows and an asphalt shingle roof.

The finish on the home is stucco. Every heavy rain, we get water coming in from the top of the first-floor windows. We have had many contractors come out to ...

Your Place: Dealing with mold in bathroom tile

Q: I renovated my bathroom about eight years ago and put expensive marble tile on the wall above the bath. I now have some black mold growing in the cracks between the top of the bathtub and the tiles. I have tried mold-removal cleaners, bleach, ...

Your Place: Should I am up my electrical service?

Q: I have a modest suburban split-level that is 50 years old. As we've had work done, such as the kitchen 10 years ago, we've had two subpanels added to the breaker box, which is 100 amps.

Our current electrician is recommending cleaning up the ...

Your Place: Tools to make a paint project shine

It's the end of January, and I'm still thinking about which painting projects I'll tackle as the light gets better and the weather warmer.

Just before Christmas, the Paint Quality Institute sent me a list of last-minute gifts for the do-it-...