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Deodorizing Musty Closets

Q: The closets throughout our home are extremely musty-smelling, to the point that our clothes don’t stay fresh when hung up in them for over a day. I bought air fresheners for each of them, but they don’t work. Any suggestions? — Jay P., White Plains, N.Y. A: Dampness is Continue reading →

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Old Basement Teems With Creepy-Crawlies

Q: The basement of the early-1900s home we recently purchased has sturdy stone walls and a concrete floor. There are no apparent water problems. But there are a lot more creepy-crawlies than I’d like, including spiders, beetles, ants and these horrible alien-looking things my husband says are centipedes. Short of Continue reading →

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Repair or Replace Broken Screen Door?

Q: On a visit to our friend’s house, my youngest son ran toward the sliding-glass doors leading to the back yard and went right through the screen door. He’s fine, but I want to fix the damage. Can I do so without having to buy a whole new door? – Continue reading →

Roy White, Jean Abbott, Tyler Bartlett, Walter Barrett, Adam Fuetterer, Hal White and Denis Bruce of Roy White Enterprises, Inc.

Roy White Enterprises, Inc.

The Genesee Valley Penny Saver honors this week’s Business in your Community Roy White Enterprises, Inc. Business Description: • Serving the Finger Lakes and surrounding areas with quality masonry services, both residential and light commercial. • All phases, including: concrete, block, brick, stone and repairs Business History: • Started as Continue reading →

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Summer Heat, Drought Take Toll on Lawn

Q: Every year I have to deal with brown and dying grass, because the climate we live in gets so hot in the late summer. We also have water restrictions to deal with. How can I keep my lawn healthy? – Bryan in Norcross, Ga. A: Dealing with watering restrictions Continue reading →