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What Could You Do with More Outside Faucets? »

Outside faucets, also known as hose bibs, are standard issue for most Baltimore area homes. But are yours exactly where you would place them if you had it to do over again? Do you have enough of them for the things you enjoy or need to do outdoors? The fact is, you can have outside […]

How to Enjoy More Relaxing Baths »

There are two kinds of people in the world.  Bath people, and shower people, and very rarely the twain shall meet. If you lean toward taking showers, maybe it’s not so much because you hate taking a bath.  Maybe you just don’t make time for them.  Or, more it’s an ambience thing. As in, something […]

How to Get Your Hot Water Faster »

If you could write a symphony in the time it takes for your water to heat up, clearly you’re waiting. The good news is, you don’t have to. Nor do you have to replace your water heater to speed things up. Instead, you can start enjoying hot water in an instant with a new water […]

How Often Should I Drain My Water Heater? »

You know why water heater storage tanks are made to be drained? Because they need to be periodically to remove any build-up of mineral deposits that could erode the inside of the tank and thus shorten its lifespan. So that begs the question: just how often should your drain your water heater storage tank, or […]

How to Help Your Dishwasher Run Better. »

When you think about all your household appliances and how much convenience each one brings to your life, your dishwasher is probably toward the bottom of the list. Not fun to do without, of course, but far from catastrophic. Still, since you have one just the same, why risk having out of commission for any […]

Bathroom Cleaning Shortcuts »

Cleaning the bathroom is nobody’s idea of a good time. Still, tooth brushing, shaving, bathing, and everything else that goes on in there, it’s a chore that needs to be tackled, and in timely fashion to keep it from growing more difficult. So, isn’t it nice to know that with just a few shortcuts, you […]

What to Do if Your Dishwasher Isn’t Draining »

Looking to win a party bet?  Here’s a good one:  the next time you’re with a group of people, bet someone that they can’t tell you exactly how many drains they have in their home. Almost every time, they’ll take the bet and then add up all their sinks, toilets, and maybe even their washing […]

Backyard Plumbing Solutions »

When most people think of plumbing, they think of toilets, sinks, and showers – the great majority of which reside indoors. But did you know that plumbing can be used in a variety of ways to enhance your backyard experience, as well? From the practical to the deluxe, here are some backyard plumbing solutions that […]

How to Wash & Dry Your Pillows »

Under your pretty pillow cases there is often lurking a yellow, dingy pillow that could scare the daylights out of a ghost on Halloween. Yes, they can look that bad from all the oils from your skin, sweat, and maybe even a bit of drool. But now you can brighten up your pillows and save […]

Conserve Energy with a Tankless Water Heater »

Once upon a time, people on the go were suddenly faced with an option they couldn’t even have imagined:  instead of replacing one horse and buggy for another of each, they could now go more places and get their faster with an automobile. Just for the record, the Model T made its debut in 1908 […]