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Are All Hand Soaps Created Equal?

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Today more than ever sanitation plays a big role in society. We all know that washing your hands after using the bathroom will rid yourself of any germs, but you may be confused what is the difference between soaps, and is it really enough of a difference to make me buy a more expensive product. The truth is companies will...

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Four Tips on Camping Sanitation

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Boil Water – water straight from lakes or rivers could hold harmful bacteria that could potentionaly make you sick. The heat from boiled water will kill any harmful bacteria in your water. Avoid Cross Contamination – when preparing food, use different knifes for different foods. Cross contamination is when particles from one type of food get into a different type...

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What is the Best Time to Run My AC During the Summer?

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Along with the flush toilet, undeground sewer pipes, fire and the wheel, Levine and Sons believes that the Air conditioning rounds out the top 5 greatest inventions ever! As with all great inventions, knowing when to use (and maintain) them is the key to getting the best performance. During the summer months, people tend to leave their air- conditioning on...

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6 Tips for Masking the Smell After Pooping

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We all use the bathroom and unfortunately we all  create unpleasant smells.  Follow the steps below to help prevent embarrassing situations at parties or even to just keep the peace with your beloveds. 1. Spray perfume or air freshener before- and after- using the bathroom. Sometimes this is all you need to mask the smell of “lighter” odors. 2. For...

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5 Tips to Help You Drink More Water 

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  Water is not only the healthiest beverage on the market but it is the least expensive. I t also comes in many more options and flavors than you may have imagined. Comfort water- If you aren’t ready to take the “plunge” into plain, cold, water- try squeezing a lemon or heating up your water first.   Sip not gulp-...

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City Water vs. Well Water – What’s the Difference?

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Most people believe that water is just water. Depending on where your water comes from, you could be drinking very different water from what your friends a town over are drinking.   City Water Health department makes sure your water is clean. The city or town is responsible for delivering water and sewer service to your house. Your water comes...

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5 Plumbing and Maintenance Tips for Summer

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1.) Summer means more time spent outside, which also means more dirty clothes. Make sure to check your washing machine hoses for bulges, leaks or cracks and regularly remove dryer lint.   2.) During the humid summer weather, your ductwork may sweat and create condensate. This “sweat” can cause a backup if the drains are not clear.  Leaks in the...

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3 Signs You Should Call a Plumber

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1.) Slow drains – a slow drain is a sign of a partially plugged pipe. Have the pipe cleared now to prevent a complete blockage and possible overflow, which will create a mess to clean up. You may be tempted to use a drain cleaning product that you see advertised on television. The liquids and gels are caustic. In severe...

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8 Fun Facts About Plumbing

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When first invented, water pipes were made from lead. The word “plumbing” derived from the Latin word for lead: plumbum Manhole covers are always circular because if they’re turned sideways, they will not fall through the opening.  A leaky faucet that drips every 30 seconds will waste over one gallon of water per week.  The average person will use the...

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