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Home Repairs Tips by Age of House

As long as there have been homes, there have been home repairs. If you know the age of your home, however, problems common to homes built in that era that can be avoided.

While home construction has changed quite dramatically over the years, every era of home construction had its strengths...

Bathroom Faucets

Learning how to prevent plumbing problems such as leaks, bursting pipes, and clogged drains is easy with the right tools. Old and new homes alike require year-round attention to plumbing details, so watching for the signs of plumbing problems is a must.

If you pack a little know-how and a...

Toilets

High-efficiency toilets save water and money, and are easier than ever to shop for thanks to WaterSense labeling. In the same manner as that now-famous Energy Star logo, the WaterSense label tells you a toilet or other bath fixture will conserve more water and perform more efficiently than one...

Shower Head Cleaning Tips: Faq

In a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder, shower heads were found to contain bacteria potentially dangerous to those that had weakened immune systems. Moreover, the researchers found that not only will cleaning with bleach not kill the bacteria, but...

Green Home, Saving Energy

Heating water for your home is the second most expensive utility bill you’ll pay. Only heating and cooling your home cost more. The best way to save money on hot water is to get the most energy efficient water heater you can.  If you’ve been thinking about replacing your water heater with...