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Handyman: Help with a washer drain

My washing machine is located in the basement in a room directly beneath the kitchen. When water drains from the washer, it’s going into a hole in the basement floor. The sump pump kicks on, but the water comes back up into the kitchen sink. Why does it do that?

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End-of-summer guide to clean rugs

Derek Niederquell of 1-800 Water Damage — a national company in property restoration specializing in water, fire and carpet cleaning — offers tips for keeping your rugs in good shape.

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Ideas, tools to ease spring tasks

I barely had time to put away my snow shovel and winter tools when I found myself mowing the lawn and thinking about spring repairs. Doing the necessary maintenance now will give you time to enjoy the summer days ahead. To help with spring maintenance, I have selected established and dependable tools plus some newer ideas to help ease the duties of spring.

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Home in Overland Park is 'a total loss' after Saturday fire

Shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday, crews from Overland Park, Johnson County Fire District No. 2 and Leawood Fire responded to a house fire call in the 165th block of Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park. First crews on the scene reported smoke and fire showing from a two-story, single family residence.
Overland Park Fire Department
Home in Overland Park is 'a total loss' after Saturday fire 0:34

Home in Overland Park is 'a total loss' after Saturday fire

Creatures that live at extremes populate new exhibit at Prairiefire 1:50

Creatures that live at extremes populate new exhibit at Prairiefire

Meyer Circle Sea Horse Fountain in need of repairs 2:36

Meyer Circle Sea Horse Fountain in need of repairs

May 9 arrests at Kansas City library event 2:31

May 9 arrests at Kansas City library event