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Do You Have Hard Water? Perform This Simple Test to Find Out

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Hard water can leave behind mineral deposits, dry out your skin, and make it nearly impossible to get a clean load of dishes out of your dishwasher. The good news is, remedying this problem can be as simple as installing a water softener in your home. Of course, before you are able to take action to correct the problem, you will first need to determine whether or not your problems truly are caused by hard water or if there may be another culprit to blame. Read More»

For Plumbing Maintenance, Do Sweat The Small Stuff

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Many people take their plumbing for granted – until something goes wrong. But modern plumbing systems, while reliable, do wear down over time, requiring maintenance and repair. Knowing a little bit about common plumbing problems can help you get them fixed quickly before they balloon into costly repairs. Dripping, Leaky Taps – This might be the number-one most-ignored plumbing problem. After all, it’s just a minor annoyance, right? Well, unfortunately, leaky taps can actually have some pretty bad consequences. Read More»

4 Attractive, Shade-Loving Trees For Your Yard

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Almost every yard has shady areas. Whether created by walls or an overhead structure, these areas are too cool and dark for many tree varieties. This means if you plant sun-loving trees in these areas they may not grow well or not bloom, depending on the type of tree. You don’t have to leave these shaded areas bare and boring. There are a variety of trees that thrive in shade and also add color to your landscape. Read More»

Rearranging Electrical Designs For Computer Households

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As computers become a more integral part of living and intrepid workers convert their homes into home offices, the shortcoming of electrical layouts can stick out like a sore thumb. When you don’t have enough electrical plugs, cables to connect with or consistent ways to use the Internet, it may be time to rebuild your electrical system to better suit your needs. Consider a few modification ideas that can enhance your home or small office to be more convenient for computer-based progress. Read More»

How To Troubleshoot Your Gas Water Heater

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Gas water heaters are often less expensive to purchase and install than other types, and the maintenance is sometimes easier than with an electric or solar water heater. There are going to be times when you need maintenance or repairs, but first you need to troubleshoot the problems you are experiencing. Here are some common issues with a gas water heater installation and what might be the issue. There is Insufficient Hot Water Read More»