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Top 4 Tips To Ensure That Your Water Heater Is Safe

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A well-maintained and properly functioning water heater is going to provide you with the hot water that is required in every house at present. Regardless of whether your water heater is a brand new device or an outdated one, you require sticking to some safety tips so that it operates effectively. In the subsequent paragraphs, we are going to mention 4 essential water heater safety tips.

 

  1. Preventing fires

It is imperative to avoid keeping any combustible item close to the heater and also switch off the pilot light if not required. In case Read more →

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Garbage Disposal Maintenance

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Sanitation is very important in the kitchen. Garbage disposal goes hand in hand with cleanliness in the kitchen. Garbage disposal maintains cleanliness in the kitchen which means that its maintenance is very important. Maintaining a pleasant smell in the kitchen gives a person motivation to use it.

 

Each garbage disposal has its own capacity for the size of hard objects. If the objects are past the capacity of the garbage disposal, the shredder becomes blunt and thus less efficient. The manual of the garbage disposal highlights the objects one should avoid with regard Read more →

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How to Prevent Mold in the Bathroom

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Introduction

Your bathroom is probably the place for mold to thrive in due to the availability of moisture. Apart from making your bathroom appear unattractive and ugly, and giving a musty smell, it also causes several respiratory diseases. Prevention is far much better than cure, so the best way to avoid a moldy bathroom is keeping the bathroom dry. Here are some of the best tip on how to prevent bathroom mold

 

Keep your bathroom ventilated

Keeping your bathroom ventilated lets in some air which keep the molds bay. It is nice to keep Read more →

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Using Electronic Leak Detection

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Electronic leak detection has majorly been in use for locating leaks on the underground water lines. Any Leaks under and above the slab foundations (wood floors) are not noticeable with the conventional leak detection equipment and are more economically dealt upon with by conventional means.

 

Finding the leak

Sewer and drain line leaks are best located with sewer cameras. To begin with it should be determined that there is a leak under a concrete floor, before initiating electronic leak detection. Signals are a hot spot on the floor, the sound of water running when Read more →

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Smart Ways to Save Water at Home

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While water may not appear short in supply in your areas, using less of it means saving some money, as you help conserve one of the most precious resources. Here we have compiled few smart ways to save water at home.

When doing laundry;

When doing your laundry, ensure you adjust the level in your washer to the amount needed for the load. Don’t just run your machine until it’s full. Also, make use the new energy efficient machines with low water factor to help achieve high water saving.

When dishwashing;

Rather than continually Read more →

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How Toilets Work

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The toilet is an engineering marvel which makes our life much easier. Not many people are aware how toilets work, but the entire process is very interesting and unique.

The components of a toilet can be divided into two main parts:

  1. The Bowl: The bowl is the lower portion of the toilet. In fact, the bowl alone can do all the functions. The handle and the tank is there to just make the entire process faster. The siphon tube does the flushing and is the most important part of the bowl. If you are
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Testing Water At Home For Contaminants

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With water comprising more than two-thirds of the human body, it is essential to ensure that the water consumed in your home is clean and hygienic. Contaminated water can stain clothes and fixtures, cause innumerable diseases, and emit a foul odor. It is important to keep a water testing system at home which can be used to check water for contamination occasionally.

Many people acquire a regular supply of water from public water systems. This water supply is constantly monitored and an annual test report is provided to the customers. However, people attaining water … Read more →

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Tips for Maintaining Pipes and Plumbing System in the Cold Season

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For homeowners who live in a region that has cold winters, it is important to take the necessary steps to winterize the home before the cold season arrives. One critical system in the home that requires great preparation for the colder months is the plumbing system. When you take the essential measures to winterize your home, you will be able to avoid such problems as frozen pipes and other conditions that can damage the home, cause a disruption in daily activities, and result in an expensive repair bill.

The following are some tips to maintaining … Read more →

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Video Pipeline Inspections: How They Work and Uses

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Video pipeline inspection involves putting a camera down the pipeline lines to see whether there are any significant clogs or leaks. This process is especially useful in determining whether old pipes are causing problems. Old pipes are made in sections that are three feet long and connected. Each one of those connections creates a weak spot that could break, particularly since the pipes age. Old pipes are typically made of either cast iron or clay, although these materials have been largely replaced by copper or PVC today.

One of the biggest problems with underground pipes … Read more →

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Save Money on Your Utility Bills

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If you’re like the majority of homeowners, your utility bill eats up a significant chunk of money every month. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to save money on your utility bill instead of paying more and more as energy costs continue to increase? Read on to find out just how you can do that.

The first step is to figure out which appliances consume the most electricity. Anything that involves heating and cooling adds the most to energy costs.

The biggest hit to your wallet will probably be for heating and cooling your … Read more →