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How to Choose a Water Filter for Your Home in 8 Simple Steps

Photo: baloon111 / iStock / Getty Images Do you know what’s floating in your tap water? In the United States, we often take for granted that water coming from the tap is safe to drink. Still, trace levels of germs, chemicals, and minerals make it into the water we use to drink, bathe and wash…

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How to Hire Plumbing Contractors

© Lisa F. Young – Plumbing contractors are trained professionals. They’re able to tackle complicated plumbing jobs beyond the capabilities of even the most enthusiastic DIYer. Hiring the right plumbing contractors involves: Reviewing qualifications Confirming insurance and licensing Comparing costs Interviewing prospective companies This guide outlines everything you need to know to hire a…

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Best Kitchen & Bathroom Sink Styles

Sinks are an essential of every home bathroom and kitchen. Aside from being functional, the best sinks also elevate your home. They complete your interior design with practicality and elegance. Our guide helps you find the top sink style to match your taste and the best sink brands that suit your needs. On This Page:…

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How To Increase Water Pressure in Your Home

If you’ve ever experienced a sudden decrease in water pressure in your home, you know the unsettling feeling. Not only is it unsatisfying to take a shower, but low water pressure throughout the house can also be inconvenient when cleaning, cooking, watering plants and more. Even if you’re familiar with the basics of your home’s…

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Drinking Water Safety Guide to Use During & After a Flood

Enduring a flood from a natural disaster is devastating to your family and your property. Whether you’re the victim of a flood caused a flash downpour, hurricane, earthquake, or tsunami, your top concern during and after the storm is the health and safety of your loved ones — which needs to include your drinking water….

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What Do I Do if My Drinking Water Has Arsenic?

What is arsenic? Arsenic is a semi-metallic element. It occurs naturally in the earth’s crust and, therefore, in our soil, drinking water, and food. Traces of the element are normal, but human activity can increase arsenic amounts to an unhealthy level. In the past, arsenic was a component in pesticides used on food, animal feed,…

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How to Hire a Qualified, Reasonable & Reliable Plumber

Looking for a Plumbing Contractor? Stuck with a leaky faucet? Thinking about redoing your bathroom or kitchen? You could use a plumbing contractor. There may be a lot of pros out there who can do the job for you. Here’s how to determine what you need. On This Page: How to Find Reasonable & Qualified…

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8 Water-Saving Home Renovations

Garden Landscape by Conserva Irrigation of Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, VA Water saving renovations are money saving renovations. Leaky pipes, outdated appliances, and poor irrigation practices hike up your water and energy bills and wreak havoc on your septic system. And, in drought-ridden states, water wasting can be subject to hefty fines and usage…

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Hot Water Needs

Hot water is one of the many modern conveniences that a lot of us take for granted. When your water heater is not functioning properly or is simply not able to meet the demands of your household, however, we quickly remember what a luxury warm water can be. If your hot water heater is on…

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