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The 5 WORST Things You Can Do To Your Toilet

By: Levine and Sons

Imagine a day without a functioning toilet. Scary, right? It’s one of the most important features that needs to run well to create a functional setting for residents. Unfortunately, many people have bad habits that can affect how well it works. If you want to avoid damaging your plumbing system, there are a few things you need to stop doing...

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Why Is My Thermostat Blank?

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You walk up to your thermostat to adjust the temperature setting and you realize the entire screen is blank. Panic mode, commence. “What could possibly have caused it to stop working and does it mean I need to run out and buy a new one?” Not so fast. Here’s what could be causing the problem: Drained Batteries: the first, and...

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4 Hidden Home Fire Hazards You Need To Be Aware Of

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It’s no surprise that burning candles and other open flames are a serious fire hazard inside the home, but what might be surprising is the fact that firefighters still respond to over 370,000 blazes every single year. The first line of defense comes with making sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly and the second line comes...

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You can, in fact, wash stuffed animals in the washing machine.

6 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Clean In The Washing Machine

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Think your washing machine can only handle clothes? Think again. These machines are actually quite versatile and have the ability to clean a number of household items you may have never even thought about. Now that you know these helpful tricks, your life just became a whole lot easier AND more productive! Shower Curtains & Liners Whether it’s plastic or...

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Different Types of Plumbing Pipes Explained

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Ever take a stroll down the plumbing aisle of your local home improvement store? If so, you’ve probably been greeted by an enormous section filled with different types of pipes. You may have wondered to yourself, “hmm.. I know I’ve seen of these throughout my home, but what are the differences between them and which one do I need if...

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How Much Insulation Do I Need In My Home?

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Let’s face it – if you don’t have the proper amount of insulation in your home, you’re simply wasting lots of money on heating and cooling costs. But now that we got that out of the way, how much insulation do you actually need? Well, it depends on a number of factors including the environment around where your home is...

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Should I Insulate My Hot Water Tank?

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If we told you that spending roughly $30 and taking about an hour and a half out of your weekend could save you upwards of 16% on your annual water heater bill, is that something you might be interested in? Your home’s water heater is probably a piece of equipment you pay very little attention to, but it might be...

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Water bubbles and boils in a pot on the stove.

Three Temporary Ways To Keep Moisture In The Air

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There’s not much worse of a feeling than walking into an extremely dry house during the wintertime. Your nasal passages, dry. Your hair, dry. Your skin, you guessed it, dry. But you don’t have to live with in these conditions any longer – there are plenty of ways to keep moisture in the air this season and it’s much easier...

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5 Signs You May Have An Underground Leak

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Leaks are always easy to find, right? Well, not so fast. Sure, sometimes when a pipe springs a leak you’ll be able to notice the water dripping right away, but other times it’s not that easy. Take underground leaks for example – since the pipes underground aren’t visible to the naked eye, you could weeks without finding it. See below...

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