Nicole Fallon

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nicole Fallon-Peek is a New Jersey-based communications professional with a Media & Communications degree from New York University and 10+ years of copywriting and editing experience. She has spent many summers and weekends working for her father's general contracting firm and recently undertook a full home renovation. When they're not immersed in home DIY projects, Nicole and her husband are busy running their content marketing agency Lightning Media Partners and experimenting with fancy ingredients in their newly-upgraded kitchen. Connect with Nicole on LinkedIn.

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OCTOBER 28, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Gutter Cleaning Services of 2021

There are various types of gutters, each requiring a certain level and form of care. Investing in good gutter cleaning is a smart decision to make on an annual or biannual basis to ensure...

SEPTEMBER 22, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Solved! My GFCI Won't Reset. What Happened?

Q: I went to use my hairdryer in the bathroom, but I discovered some of the outlets have stopped working. My GFCI test button won’t push in when I try to reset it, but nothing has tripped...

SEPTEMBER 21, 2021 | TUESDAY
Solved! How Do You Get Bed Bugs In Your Home?

Q. I think this rash on my skin might be bed bug bites. I have an exterminator coming, but I’m worried about any bed bugs coming back. How do you get bed bugs, and what causes bed bugs to...

SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 | MONDAY
Solved! What To Do About Snake Holes In The Yard

Q: While working outside, I noticed holes in the grass, and I’m concerned there may be snakes inside them. Do snakes dig holes? How can I tell if these are snake holes in the yard, and wh...

SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Solved! What Are These Tiny Red Bugs In My Home?

Q: Help—I found lots of small red bugs in my home! How can I get rid of them and keep my home free of these mysterious, tiny red bugs?A: While managing pests in any person’s home can be c...

AUGUST 25, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
What Is a Heat Pump and How Does a Heat Pump Work?

Q: We’re looking to replace our HVAC system and saw an option to purchase a heat pump instead of an air conditioner and a furnace. What is a heat pump, and how will it work in our home?A:...

AUGUST 3, 2021 | TUESDAY
What Is HVAC And What Does HVAC Stand For?

Q: ​​As a new homeowner, I realize I don’t know much about the inner workings of my home, such as the HVAC system. What is HVAC, and how can I be sure I’m properly maintaining it?A: HVAC ...

JULY 13, 2021 | TUESDAY
Oh No! Here's How To Get Rid Of Cat Pee Smell In Your Home For A Freshly-Scented Sanctuary

All cat owners understand the struggle of maintaining a clean and fresh-scented home despite their furry ones shedding and using the litter box. But sometimes, cats and kittens decide to ...

APRIL 28, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Solved! The Best Deck Railing Height

Q: How Do I Meet Height and Spacing Code Requirements on My Deck Railing?A: Homeowners with a backyard may daydream about building the perfect deck for outdoor cooking, lounging, and ente...

APRIL 26, 2021 | MONDAY
10 Pro Tips for an Easier Demo Day

Demolition isn’t easy work, but with prior planning it can go smoothly. Here’s how to prepare yourself for potential demo-day challenges during your DIY renovation