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    Reduce the Cost of Water Heating

    With cold winter months ahead, the cost of heating water will rise significantly. You can combat the problem by insulating your hot-water lines and by adding a blanket to your water heater. The cost is definitely worth...

    • Posted May 24, 2014
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  • Pipe Burst Prevention Suggestions

    You never know when there will be a freeze. Here’s how to reduce the chance of having a water pipe burst. Even at a very slow rate, a dripping water faucet will help to prevent a water line from...

    • Posted March 25, 2014
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  • Drinking Water When It Matters Most

    Natural disasters come without warning, and survival depends on thinking ahead and knowing what to do during and immediately afterward. One of the most important things you’ll need after a tornado, hurricane, earthquake or flood is a good supply...

    • Posted March 25, 2014
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  • Cleaning up Water Damage

    The U.S. Weather Bureau opened its doors on this day in 1870. Ironically, the ribbon-cutting ceremony was cut short by rain. Guess they didn’t see it coming. It is that time of year when winter rains can...

    • Posted March 25, 2014
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  • Digging Holes With a Hose

    Are you planning to dig holes for fence posts or a new mailbox? Or will you be running a wire or pipe under a sidewalk? Projects such as these involve shoveling unless you know the easy “water...

    • Posted March 25, 2014
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  • Drain Your Water Heater Before it Drains You

    The No. 1 cause of water-heater failure is sediment buildup in the tank. Sometimes it makes a sizzling, crackling noise when the heating element fires up as it works harder to heat the water. This wastes energy...

    • Posted March 25, 2014
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  • Dampness Detection Part 1

    Got a moist and wet basement wall? Is it coming from outside or is it a leak at all? Today in dampness-detection I, we ask, “is it an inny or an outty”? To find the source of...

    • Posted March 25, 2014
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  • Go With the Aerator Flow

    Got a faucet that blasts out a huge stream of water? If it doesn’t have an aerator tip, you’re wasting money. Aerators are a simple and inexpensive way to save money on your water bill. These little...

    • Posted March 18, 2014
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  • Getting the Granules to Go Away

    If your faucet aerator gets repeatedly clogged with tiny blue or green granules, it’s aluminum hydroxide: a corrosion by-product caused when household water with a high pH level comes in contact with the aluminum anode in your...

    • Posted March 5, 2014
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  • Aerators for Water Faucets

    Got a faucet that blasts out a huge stream of water? If it doesn’t have an aerator tip, you’re wasting money. Aerators are a simple and inexpensive way to save money on your water bill. These little...

    • Posted March 3, 2014
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