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Fixing moisture issues with the crawlspace

I have lived in a 75-year-old house for over 20 years. This year is the first time I have noticed condensation on the living room windows. This room has a crawl space while the rest of the house has an unfinished basement with heat and air to it. I am a retired lady and need a budget-friendly solution.

Handyman

What you can do at home to prevent cold and flu

In the midst of cold and flu season, you’re often greeted with sniffles and sneezes everywhere you go. Washing your hands and stocking up on orange juice are great starting points, but there’s more you can do at home to decrease your chances of falling ill; take these steps to keep yourself and your family in good health.

Handyman

Kitchen and bar faucets aren’t interchangeable

We are in the process of a major kitchen remodel that will include an island with a bar sink. I want the kitchen sink faucet to perfectly match the bar sink faucet. Can I just buy two of the same kitchen sink faucets and install one on the kitchen sink and one on the bar sink?

Handyman

Possible causes for humps in the floor

We recently noticed a hump in a floor between the kitchen and the living room. The home has a basement where we can see the floors, and I cannot see anything like a hump. We never noticed this until the carpet was removed and a new wood floor installed. Do you think this was always there and unnoticed?

House & Home

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?

Handyman

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.

Videos

On Inauguration Day, hundreds march to protest Trump presidency in Kansas City

After a rally on the lawn of the Liberty Memorial, several hundred people made their way to the steps of Kansas City City Hall to express their fears, disappointment and anger at the ascendancy of President Donald Trump to the White House.
Jill Toyoshiba The Kansas City Star
On Inauguration Day, hundreds march to protest Trump presidency in Kansas City 2:25

On Inauguration Day, hundreds march to protest Trump presidency in Kansas City

KC Boat & Sportshow opens with a splash 2:05

KC Boat & Sportshow opens with a splash

KU basketball team enters pivotal stretch of season 37:09

KU basketball team enters pivotal stretch of season

Barack and Michelle Obama talk about what's next 2:03

Barack and Michelle Obama talk about what's next