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How to Prevent a Sump Pump from Overflowing

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Sump pumps are small pumps installed in the lowest part of a basement or crawlspace, usually in a specially constructed sump pump basin. They protect your home from flooding by collecting water encroaching on your foundation and redirecting it away from your home. While sump pumps are designed to prevent flooding, they can actually cause flooding, too. Extreme rainstorms, frozen...

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You Won’t Believe What’s In Your Water

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Well, this is scary. A recent report by The New Republic suggests there are more drugs in our drinking water than anybody realized. While researchers knew our nation’s water supply contained small doses of various drugs, most figured the doses were too small to harm us. Now, it appears that narrative is changing. An excerpt from the story, published December...

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Shorten Your Shower with These Helpful Tips

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With fresh water sources becoming more depleted by the day, water conservation has become an increasingly important issue. The government urges families to be cognizant of the amount of water they use relative to their needs. In other words, don’t be wasteful. One of the best ways to reduce daily water consumption is by taking shorter showers. According to the...

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Six Famous People Who Died On the Toilet

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No one expects their life to end on the toilet, but believe it or not it happens. Some of our world’s most famous political leaders and entertainment icons have taken their last breath on the toilet. Here are six notable people who died on or near the toilet, along with their cause of death. 1) Elvis Presley: Perhaps the most...

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Why Does My Shower Drain Smell?

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Ever stepped into your shower, turned on the water and noticed a foul and unpleasant odor emanating from your drain? Well, you aren’t alone. This is a relatively common problem. Fortunately, you can usually fix it at little to no cost. Sometimes drains and pipes smell for no obvious reason, but other times it’s a result of your shower drain...

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Seven Items You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet

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Next to using, you know, the garbage, there’s no easier way to dispose of refuse than a toilet. It’s sitting right there, oh so tantalizing, practically begging for your trash. And while several disposables are perfectly safe to flush down the toilet, others are not. Flushing unsafe items down the toilet can have a catastrophic impact on your plumbing. We’re...

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Cost of Electricity per kWh in Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint

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In the past few years, the cost to run your Detroit home on electricity has spiked. In fact, it is only more expensive in three other cities to run your electricity, those being New York ($0.188 kWh), San Francisco ($0.231 kWh), and Los Angelos ($0.215 kWh). Detroit comes in at $0.162 kWh. What is kWh? A kWH is a kilowatt-hour...

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5 Tips to Avoid Frozen Pipes

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Did you know that one of the most common causes of property damage is burst pipes when temperatures dip below freezing? According to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, frozen pipes can easily cost a homeowner $5,000 or more and let’s face it, most of us have better things to spend $5,000 on. What Causes Frozen Pipes? Contrary...

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Common Indoor Air Allergens in Your House

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If you’re like many people, you believe that it’s a foregone conclusion that as an allergy sufferer you’ll experience the most severe symptoms while outdoors. That’s a mistaken conclusion, however. Experts say that the allergens that can sicken you are very often more commonly found in your house. There are several types of allergens that you may be harboring without...

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