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34 home maintenance myths

Don’t fall for these misconceptions about ceiling fans, smoke detectors, and more.

“THE WORK NEVER ENDS” is a common homeowner’s lament. But do you really know what’s needed to keep your house in top form? There’s a lot of misinformation out there, and maintaining your home incorrectly could cause damage — to the building, its contents, and your wallet — in the future. Here are some of the biggest misconceptions.


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