Archive for February 2016

Energy Saving Tips for Doing Laundry

Save energy operating washer and dryer

If doing laundry feels like a never-ending chore, that’s because it is—the average American family now runs upwards of 400 loads of laundry per year. That’s more than one load a day! Even if you’re not doing quite that much laundry, you don’t have to […]

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Symptoms of a Damaged Sewer Line

Signs your sewer line is broken

If left untreated, a damaged sewer pipe can continue to deteriorate until the whole sewer line fails. Being familiar with warning signs that there may be a broken sewer pipe in your system can save you thousands of dollars in replacing your entire line. If […]

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Troubleshooting a Slow-Moving Drain

Troubleshooting Slow moving drains

Even after taking  preventative measures to keep your drain clear, you may one day find yourself wading in several inches of grimy, backed-up water in the shower. Before you call a plumber to clear out your slow-moving drain, there are a few techniques you can […]

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What To Do When Your Toilet Won’t Flush

Toilet That Won't Flush

A toilet that flushes properly is easy to take for granted—until it doesn’t anymore. When your toilet won’t flush all the way, keeps running long after you flush, or refuses to flush at all, it can be a huge headache. For many, the thought of […]

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When is it Worth Upgrading an Appliance?

When is it Worth Upgrading an Appliance

If you take good care of them and perform regular maintenance, most appliances have long lifetimes and will plug along just fine for quite some time. However, older appliances tend to be less energy efficient and could result in slowly climbing energy bills as they […]

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