When Should I Replace My Sprinkler System?

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Upgrading Your Sprinkler System If you are thinking about changing your landscaping, your sprinkler system may need a refresh to accommodate the new design. Here’s where to put your sprinkling system into your upgrade plan to ensure the least hassle or delay. Prior to Installing New Landscaping As you start to plan out your summer garden, you might be tempted … Read More

How Much Water Do We Waste?

Humans use a tremendous amount of water for tasks like gardening, showering, washing dishes and flushing the toilet. And while this use is part of the part of the earth’s hydrologic cycle, overuse and leaky plumbing causes clean water to be squandered. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), leaks may cause a home to waste 10,000 gallons of water per year. … Read More

How Much Water Does My Lawn Need?

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It’s an age old question about your yard. Using too much water is a waste, but not enough puts your landscaping at risk. With this guide, you will know how to adjust your watering to the proper amount. 1. Test Watering Cycle The first step to take is to turn on the watering cycle and see how it runs. If … Read More

Your Sprinkling System Is Flooding. Now What?

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You go outside to check on your sprinkler, and see that a portion of the yard is flooded. Before you start to panic, take a deep breath and realize that you can probably identify the problem and have it repaired within a day or two. Here’s how to prevent damage to your lawn, and what might be going wrong. Stop … Read More

Are You Using Too Much Water?

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Sacramento summers seem to have two ubiquitous features: droughts and heat. If you are not careful, you may use too much water in your yard. Here are several ways to know that you are wasting water and money on your landscaping. Watering Indiscriminately When you do not know how to properly water a specific kind of plant or garden, you … Read More

Does Your Toilet Fit Your Lifestyle?

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You have had a toilet for many years, and it still seems to work great. But does it work with you? Think carefully about these aspects of toilets to determine what kind of toilet is best for your family. Household Concerns The dynamic of your household changes over time, and with those changes you might need to think about what … Read More

Smart Home Upgrades for Your Plumbing

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Is smart plumbing even a thing? Yes, it most certainly is. If you are looking to add more smart home features to your home, your plumbing deserves a few upgrades as well. Here are a handful of items on the market to make your life easier. Smart Sprinklers If you want to have a sprinkling system that intuitively knows how … Read More

Bathtubs: Refinish or Replace?

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At times, you may want to pull out your old bathtub and replace it with a new one. Here’s what you should consider before you make the purchase. Why Are Bathtubs Relatively Inexpensive? When you think about getting a basic bathtub, you might find that it is quite a bit less expensive than you expect. Prefabricated bathtubs, assuming that the … Read More

Easy Ways to Reuse Water

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Hot summers and drought seasons lead to water rationing. With these easy tips, you can reuse water while you still keep your landscape fresh and green. Set Up Rain Barrels When a good rainstorm hits, it can be a wonder for your lawn. The trouble is that so much of the water falls onto your home, not into your yard. … Read More

Kitchen Plumbing Trends for 2017

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The plumbing in your kitchen should make your life easier. If you have been suffering with old, uninspiring kitchen plumbing technology, you have an easy way out. When you try one of these new kitchen design trends for 2017, even your faucet will work harder for you. Hands-Free Faucets People who are accustomed to turning on a kitchen faucet with … Read More