How-To

A completed backsplash with copper accent

How to Install a Backsplash

A backsplash is one of the easiest home improvements you can do and relatively affordable. It can completely transform a space that usually looks pretty dull and give it a sophisticated appearance. There are almost infinite options available for backsplash tiles, such as off-the-wall patterns, exciting shapes and colors, or alternative materials. The only limit…

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Prepare Your Home and Equipment for Winter

As temperatures drop and winter approaches, winterizing your home and equipment shoots to the top of everyone’s to-do lists. Preparing your home and equipment adds an extra layer of defense against the bitterly cold season. Protect yourself and your home with Acme’s winterizing and preparation guide. Winterizing Equipment Before you store away your outdoor power…

How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

Getting Your Lawn Mower Blades for Summer Summer is the season of lawn maintenance, and everyone likes to look outside and see a pristine green carpet.  Mowing your lawn is the first step in having a manicured yard, and having a well-sharpened blade is the most important component of any lawnmower.  As they pass over the…

Person on ladder cleaning gutters

How to Safely Clean Gutters

Fall is a beautiful and colorful time of the year. Unfortunately, those beautiful colors inevitably clog up our gutters in the spring. We know that no one wants to do it, but eventually, you have to. Clearing debris from your gutters prevents water buildup and possible damage to your roof and gutters. Below, you can…

15 Steps To Install A Sump Pump

What Is A Sump Pump? The purpose of a sump pump is to remove water that accumulates in a basin-like area known as a sump. These areas may be found in the crawlspace, but they’re commonly found in the basement of a home or other structure. The water may come from nearly any source including…

How To Choose The Right Sander

Sanding wood or metal surfaces is a common workshop task, and power sanders speed up this time-consuming job. With the right sander, you can remove excess material from a rough board, shape a delicate curve or prepare a wood surface for paint or stain. Discover the features and capabilities of these useful tools, and learn…

Frozen copper pipe cracked and water coming out of the hole

How to Thaw Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes can be a real issue during the winter months. Pipes that run outdoors or along the outer walls of the home are the most vulnerable to freezing temperatures. Unfortunately, simply keeping the interior of your home warm isn’t enough protection for pipes that run close to exterior walls. Water pipes that run from…

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