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Tips for Conserving Water in Your Home

water conservationWe’ve all heard about how certain regions are dealing with droughts and even enforcing strict local water conservation laws in some cases. Even if you aren’t required by law, adopting a few water conservation strategies is a great way to save a few bucks on your utility bills while preserving an increasingly scarce, life-sustaining resource.

Start with Recycling and Reducing

Before you start tearing up your lawn and replacing your pipes, you can ...

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Revamp Your Kitchen and Save Money While Doing It

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Food brings people together, which may be why the kitchen is often the center of the home. Of course, that also means your kitchen gets the most use, and as a result, more repairs and updates may be required than other rooms in your home.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, though. A new kitchen can add thousands of dollars of value to your home as well as making it ...

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Why is My Bathroom Grout Cracking?

grout crackingTile is one of the most timeless and popular home finishing materials. From contemporary subway tiles to elegant marble tile, this flooring or wall material is ideal for use in spaces that are exposed to significant moisture, particularly the kitchen and bathroom.

Although tile is slightly more high maintenance than other materials, the luxurious appearance is more than worth it. However, maintaining your bathroom tile can sometimes require more than simple mopping ...

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Put That Wrench Down!

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A little DIY knowledge can fix many things, but it isn’t going to fix most of the complex problems that arise when attempting to repair an intricate plumbing system. The desire to save money with personal ingenuity is understandable, but the stakes can be high when it comes to repairing plumbing, as one tiny mistake can turn a bothersome leak into a disastrous flood in seconds.

The Worst DIY Plumbing Disasters

  • Mismatching pipes ...
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How Nature Can Affect Your Home’s Value

As a responsible homeowner, you likely take every necessary precaution to ensure your home is in tip-top shape. Regular maintenance of important systems such as plumbing and heating can go a long way toward improving and preserving your home’s value. However, some factors are out of your control. Sometimes Mother Nature can swoop in and undo all the careful work you’ve done. Here are some of the ways nature can directly affect your home’s function and value.

Tree Roots

A tree ...

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How to Tell If Your Plumbing is Up To Code

plumbing code inforgraphicBuilding codes can vary from city to city, but all serve the same purpose. The extensive list of rules and provisions list the minimum requirements for the design and construction of a residential or commercial building. Buildings that don’t adhere to local code are considered unsafe and are in need of an update. In severe cases, it’s better to demolish old structures instead of spending the time and money on ...

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Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

tankless water heater benefitsHow They Work

All heating systems work by heating water that passes through a tank or coil system. In a traditional heater system there’s a large tank that both holds and heats water, keeping it at a constant temperature for use when you need it. However, energy is wasted keeping the water hot even when it’s not being used; this is called standby heat loss. Tankless systems heat water ...

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How You Know When You Need to Replace Your Toilet

when you need to replace y our toiletEven though we use them daily, most people don’t consider the working condition of their toilet until something goes wrong. After years of usage your toilet can start to degrade just like any other home appliance. While most issues are a simple fix, some problems might require a full replacement.

Porcelain Damage

Even hairline cracks that develop in the porcelain tank or bowl of your toilet could ...

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Ways to Keep Your Water Pressure High

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There are few things more frustrating than putting up with a snail-slow flow of water from the faucet or showerhead. When you discover you have low water pressure, even tasks like showering or washing dishes can take far longer than they should. While the location of your home in relation to the municipal water supply plays a major role in determining how high your water pressure is, there are ...

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Top 3 Plumbing Myths Debunked

plumbing myths debunkedAs a homeowner, you should understand all the most important systems in your home, especially your plumbing. Many people develop their own methods for maintaining their plumbing, which they begin sharing with others. Do these rumors and DIY plumbing “life hacks” hold any truth or efficacy, though? Before you start taking a friend’s advice, be sure to get the facts about your plumbing system and which myths can actually do ...

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