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5 Good Reasons To Let Go Of Your Old Water Heater

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Your water heater has served you well these past few years, but it won’t last forever. Sooner or later you’ll be faced with the prospect of replacing your current water heater with a newer and more energy-efficient model. If you can’t bring yourself to say goodbye to your old water heater, here are a few good reasons why you should give it the farewell it deserves. Your Water Heater is Nearing the End Of Its Life…

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Four Ways To Turn Your Patio Into A Complete Oasis

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Gone are the days when patios were nothing more than concrete pads with a few chairs on them. Today, many homeowners are transforming their patios into extensions of the home. They’re more like outdoor living rooms! If you have a standard patio and want to transform it into something more special, here are a few ways to get started. Install Radiant Floor Heating Installing heating in the floor of your patio will serve several purposes.…

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4th Of July Picnic Clean-Up: 3 Items You Should Avoid Putting Down The Garbage Disposal

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Hosting a Fourth of July picnic is a joyous event that is filled with good times, great memories, and a whole lot of food. After the fireworks have settled down, it’s time to clean up and dispose of food. If you own a garbage disposal, it’s only natural to want to get rid of a lot of the food waste through this appliance. Before dumping the food down your drain, it’s important to be aware of the potential problems that can occur.…

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Four Ways To Unclog A Blocked Sink Without Resorting To Chemicals

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Chemical drain cleaners may work quickly, but they are a poor choice for unclogging a drain in the long term. These solutions can slowly eat away at metal pipes, so if you use them often, you’re likely to find yourself with a leak one day. They are also dangerous, sometimes causing caustic burns should they happen to splash up into eyes or face. Not to mention, using chemical drain cleaners is not great for the environment.…

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Has Your HVAC System Sprung A Leak? Here's How You Can Patch Things Up

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It’s common knowledge that your plumbing pipes can spring a leak for variety of reasons, but you don’t expect your HVAC system to leak like a sieve. If and when that happens, it can create a mess that could prove expensive as well as time-consuming to clean up. The following not only explores the reasons why your HVAC system leaks water, but also ways you can pinpoint leaks and stop them in their tracks.…

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7 Tips To Prevent Mold Growth In Your Home

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Whether it grows around your windows or on the walls, mold is not something you want to have in your home. Mold not only looks unsightly, but it also can lead to breathing problems and other health dangers. Mold can be very difficult to remove, so it is best to prevent it. If you control moisture in your home, you can reduce the risk of mold. Here are seven tips to prevent mold growth in your home:…

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3 Common Plumbing Noises And Easy Ways To Stop Them

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All homes make some kind of noise. Wood creaks, appliances whir, light fixtures hum. Your home shouldn’t be perfectly silent, and most small noises are harmless. However, in some cases, home noises can indicate a larger problem or can simply become so disruptive that they have to be stopped. This is often the case with plumbing noises. Very loud, distracting noises from your pipes or water fixtures are not just irritating; they usually require some sort of adjustment to avoid leaks or damage to your pipes and fixtures.…

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Why A Sump Pump Should Not Drain Into A Septic System

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If you ever experience water in your basement, installing a sump pump is a great idea. This pump will keep water out of your basement, which will keep your home dry and safe. If you decide to get a sump pump, you should make sure it is not connected to your septic system, though. Sometimes sump pumps are, but this can lead to problems. Here are three things to understand about sump pumps, water, and septic systems.…

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5 Reasons To Invest In A Whole House Dehumidifier Instead Of A Smaller Unit

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You can find plenty of small and inexpensive dehumidifiers at any home goods store, but these models are only designed to regulate air moisture in one or two rooms at a time. If you have a full size basement with a damp problem or live in a humid climate that permeates the entire home, invest in a whole house dehumidifier instead. This kind of efficient equipment offers the damp-fighting homeowner five different benefits.…

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3 Clues That Your Well Is Contaminated

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Private wells are widespread in America: about 43 million Americans rely on one for their household water needs. Unlike municipal water systems, private wells aren’t monitored by the Environmental Protection Agency, so maintaining them is the responsibility of individual homeowners. About 23% of wells contain contaminants, and yours could be one them. Here are three clues that your well water is contaminated. Odor changes A change in the smell of your water in can be a clue that your water is now contaminated.…

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