Archive for November 14th, 2014

2 Ways You Are Wasting Water and What To Do About It

Walk in tub shower combo

You may not know it but you are lucky. You presumably have a modern toilet and a shower. You may be surprised to know that billions of people around the world have trouble accessing clean water. 2.5 billion people don’t have access to safe sanitation or fecal waste management. You should consider treating your clean water like the precious resource that it really is. Here are three ways you just might be letting that precious resource go right down the drain:

1. Your toilet is out of date.
Way back in the 1950s, toilets needed more than seven gallons to for on flush. Since then, that number has dropped to 1.6 gallons. If you’re using a toilet

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Two Ways To Avoid Expensive Plumbing Repairs This Winter

Bathroom plumbing

The first day of winter is December 21. Unfortunately, most U.S. states will see their fair share of snow before the official start of the season (and some states already have). What does that mean? That means it is time for you to carefully winterize your plumbing. In order to keep the winter months comfortable and stress-free, it is absolute critical to winterize residential plumbing. Here’s what you need to do.

Protect Outdoor Plumbing

Plumbing services and repairs are very important. Leaving leaky pipes and faucets broken can cost thousands in the long-run — and it can cost homeowners even more if leaky pipes and faucets go unfettered during frigid winter months. Why? Even small droplets of water on the surface of outdoor plumbing can (and often will)

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Tired of Looking? Why Not Build New?

Luxury home builder

Thinking about buying your first home? Finding “the one” can be a daunting process, and it’s not something that should be rushed. Also, the longer a home has been around, the more things there are about it that someone – the previous owner or a real estate broker – will want to keep from you. Did you know that over 70% of the existing single-family homes in the U.S. were built prior to 1990? Additionally, 60% of homes that were purchased in the U.S. during the year 2013 were actually built prior to 1990. Depending on how many different owners the home has had, it may be in need of substantial renovations and repairs by the time you get to it. Some of them may be obvious and out in the open — others, not so much.
One consideration that would alleviate many of these concerns would be to go with one of m

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