When it comes to household jobs, some are more pleasant to do than others. Watering the plants and washing the dishes are far less daunting jobs than mowing the lawn or cleaning the drains in the kitchen and bathroom. As a homeowner, you may have put off the latter job for entirely far too long, to the point where the drain is either filthy, … [Read more...] about Drain Cleaning – Here’s Why It Is So Important
When the water pressure isn’t right, you can feel it. Either you can’t get the shampoo out of your hair or it’s blasting you across the shower. It takes forever to fill a glass at the sink or an eternity for the washing machine to start the clean cycle. If water splashes everywhere when you turn the bathroom faucet half way, you have a … [Read more...] about Water Pressure: How to Test in Your Home in 10 Easy Steps
Hard water is one of those common terms that most people instinctively understand, but that can be hard to define. Water hardness refers to the mineral content, primarily of magnesium and calcium. They can have an effect on the taste, the sudsing quality and the "scale" that household water leaves behind. The opposite of hard water is "soft" … [Read more...] about Why you need a great water softener
Clean, potable water is one of the most precious resources on the planet. The majority of the water on the planet is salt water, filling the oceans, or frozen. This makes the precious little drinking water remaining that much more precious. It also means that we must all do our part to reduce the amount of water we use in our homes. The EPA … [Read more...] about 4 Ways to Reduce Water Use in the Home
There's nothing worse than getting ready for a nice hot soak only to discover you're in the midst of a cold water shower. If things simply never heat up, it's probably because your water heater has been working overtime and needs time to regenerate. But if your hot water shower turns suddenly chilly, the problem may lay within the unit itself. Here … [Read more...] about Water Heater – Why Your Hot Water goes Out When You Shower.