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

Simple Ways to Save Water in the Garden

Save Water in the Garden

When a hot summer is on its way, the last thing you want to worry about is increasing the California drought by consuming too much water in your garden. These tips help you save without sacrificing your luscious landscaping. Pick an Appropriate Watering System You already know that just running a hose all over your yard is not a particularly … Read More

How Often Does My Hot Water Heater Tank Need Flushing?

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You know that regular hot water heater maintenance is crucial to the longevity of the appliance. Occasionally, your water heater tank needs to be drained and cleared of sediment, to promote efficacy and minimize damage to the water heater. Here’s when you should do it. Why Does My Water Tank Need Cleaning? Hard water is a bit of a misnomer. … Read More

Getting to Know Your Home Water Supply

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Your plumbing system is designed to be so effective and efficient that you do not need to think about it most of the time. However, here are a few facts you need on hand about the way your home uses water, and what you can do to protect your access. How Does Water Get to My Home? For your purposes, … Read More

Do I Need Better Water Filtration?

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If you have a newer home, you may already have a complex system of water filtration. If you do not, you can still get effective water filters to improve your water’s quality and taste. Here’s how to know if you should beef up your water filtration, and how to do it. Do I Need Water Filtration? Older homes are not … Read More

Minimizing Water Damage

Minimizing water damage

You walk into the basement, and it is clearly flooded. You need to act fast to protect the structure of your home and your belongings. Here’s what to do. Shut Off Water Your water heater is often a source of flooding, since it holds a large volume of water at once. When you first discover the flooding, shut off power … Read More