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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 →