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Why You Need More than One Plunger »

Why You Need More than One Plunger When is a clogged drain REALLY clogged?  When you can’t clear the drain on your own. So, before you even think about calling it quits next time or right now if you’re currently battling an obstructed drain, consider how having the right plunger for every occasion can spell […]

How to Rake Leaves Like a Pro »

Few things in nature are as beautiful as the colors of autumn. Some people start in Maine and travel south to see nature unfold its changing colors one state at a time. And then there’s the rest of us – the people who can’t take that much time off and instead, stay home to clean […]

How to Make Your House a Home »

If your house is starting to look more like four walls and a roof vs. someplace special, it’s probably time to freshen things up a bit. And while there are plenty of ways to do that, from the simple to the extreme, this blog focuses on 6 ways to liven things up without breaking the […]

How to Conserve Water in the Kitchen »

Water conservation is a never-ending topic of discussion, precisely because so much continues to be wasted. So, rather than addressing the problem from a global perspective, we thought the “baby steps” approach might be more appropriate for this article. First, a couple of facts just to properly set the stage. The average American family of […]

What Causes Low Water Pressure? »

Water pressure. When it’s right, you typically don’t give it a second thought. When it slows down – and stays slow – you seek answers and a workable solution. Let’s say, for example, that you can’t effectively wash your dishes while a family member is taking a shower because the water pressure is too weak.  […]

Costly New Homeowner Mistakes & How to Avoid Them »

The search is over. The negotiations, worry, and stress are behind you, and closing day has come and gone. You are now a proud new homeowner. As such, you delight in knowing you don’t have to pay rent any longer and now treater your living quarters as your own. You can paint without permission, hammer […]

Fall Lawn Care Tips »

Everyone has good lawn care intentions even before the coming of spring – especially if you’ve spent a good part of the winter agonizing the lack of care you gave it the previous spring and summer. Well, here we are, with about a month to go until the official start of fall. Which begs the […]

How to Plunge Your Kitchen Sink »

Kitchen sinks blog. Which is no more profound than saying architects design buildings or street cleaners clean streets. It’s just what they do. So that begs the question: if your kitchen sink were to clog up today, what exactly would you do go break it up? Try to reach down and yank out the culprit? […]

How to Maintain Your Sump Pump »

Here in Southern Maryland we get pretty consistent amounts of precipitation all year long. Take Germantown, for example. May (as you might expect) has the highest average monthly rainfall at 4.44 inches. The lowest of the year?  February, with 2.81 inches. That’s the good news. But with average monthly precipitation exceeding 3”, what happens when […]

How to Drain Your Water Heater, and Why! »

Minerals such as manganese and calcium are naturally incurring ingredients inside your city or well water supply. And, in the right amounts, they’re good for you, just as many other vitamin and mineral supplements are. But you’ve heard of too much of a good thing, of course. Well, that applies to calcium and manganese, too, […]