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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 […]

The Convenience of Having Another Outdoor Faucet »

They go by a few names but, to most people, they’re simply outdoor faucets even though the plumbing-correct name is “hose bibs”. Call them what you will, the facilitate all kinds of outdoor activities too numerous to mention. The question is, how much more convenient would your life be if you had another outdoor faucet […]

How You Benefit from More Water-Saving Fixtures »

Back in the day, Neil Armstrong said it best: “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” The occasion? His moon walk in 1969, the first ever for a human. Never before or since has there been a clearer example of “you have to start somewhere.” That no matter what the ultimate goal […]

How to Make Doing Laundry Fun for Your Kids »

Teaching your children to do the laundry is a life skill that they are almost never too young to learn! Not only will it help them learn and practice responsible behavior, but who doesn’t need an extra helping hand or two around the house?!  Follow these simple steps and, before you know it, your kids […]

How to Reduce Trash in Your Home »

Reducing the amount of trash that gets thrown out is both good for the environment and your wallet. But where to start? Here are a few tips and suggestions to help you decrease the amount of garbage you generate each week while saving some money in the process: Composting: This is one of the best […]

What is Silicon Dioxide, and What Does It Do? »

The next time you open a box, package, or a medicine bottle, there’s a chance you may find a tiny silica packet inside.  We’re here to advise you against what you’ve probably been doing all along – throwing them away.  Instead, we suggest you save them for some very practical reasons. Inside those little packets? […]

The Benefits of a Heat Pump Water Heater »

One of the “new kids in town” among water heaters is the heat pump water heater, also known as a hybrid system. That is because they use electricity to draw heat from the ambient air around it to heat your water, much like an air conditioning system in reverse. Still sound like an electric water […]