Tony Carrick

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tony Carrick is a freelance writer specializing in home improvement, landscaping, and design. A recipient of a degree in journalism and a Master of Arts in English, he spent ten years writing for a variety of local newspapers and business publications before becoming an English teacher. Mr. Carrick now works as a freelance writer from his home in North Carolina. When he isn’t furiously typing away on his laptop or working on his latest home improvement project, he enjoys spending time with his family and cycling through the beautiful North Carolina countryside. Connect with Tony Carrick on LinkedIn.

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FEBRUARY 27, 2016 | SATURDAY
Solved! How to Fix Flickering Lights in Your Home

Q: Help! We have multiple lights flickering in our house. As far as I know my house isn’t haunted, but I can’t help wondering, can flickering lights cause a fire? Am I being overly cautio...

FEBRUARY 18, 2016 | THURSDAY
Laminate vs. Hardwood: Which Is the Right Flooring for Your Home?

Whatever your home’s style may be, flooring is quite literally its foundation, and often the first design element visitors notice when they step inside. Luckily for homeowners getting rea...

JANUARY 12, 2016 | TUESDAY
How to Seal Grout

Even if you keep your bathroom tiles clean, dirty grout lines can really detract from the look of your tiled floors and walls. Because cement-based grout, whether sanded or not, is porous...

SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 | THURSDAY
How to Unclog a Shower Drain

Hopping into a hot and steamy shower only to notice that the water is pooling around your feet makes for a rough way to start the day. The cause is typically a shower drain clogged with h...

SEPTEMBER 14, 2015 | MONDAY
A Swedish Fire Torch Turns One Log Into a Complete Campfire

What better way to celebrate the end of summer than with a good old-fashioned campfire, surrounded by friends and family, singing songs and roasting marshmallows? When you play host to a ...

AUGUST 28, 2014 | THURSDAY
How to Install a Deadbolt Lock

Automated security systems are nice to have, but the easiest and least expensive way to improve the security of home is to install a deadbolt lock. Even a high-quality lockset isn’t enoug...

JULY 23, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
How To Prevent Rust on Your Outdoor Furniture and Railings

Enter the yard of many homes in America and somewhere among the trees, shrubs, and grass, you’re bound to find metal. Patio furniture, barbecue grills, handrails, fences, and gates—these ...

JULY 1, 2014 | TUESDAY
How to Get Rid of Wasps: Say "Goodbye!" in 5 Easy Steps

Spring and summer are lovely times of the year, but they do usher in a host of seasonal hazards, perhaps none more fearsome than wasps. Not only are wasps annoying, buzzing in your ears a...

JANUARY 24, 2014 | FRIDAY
How to Shim a Door

Shimming a door frame is a skill anyone planning to install a new door into a rough opening should know. When carpenters build the rough framing for a doorway, they typically leave an ope...

NOVEMBER 18, 2013 | MONDAY
Which Type of Water Heater Is Best for Your Home?

The water heater is the home’s unsung hero, reliably operating behind the scenes to make possible many of the modern conveniences we take for granted—hot showers, washing machines, dishwa...