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Plumbing
The “rotten egg” smell emitted by some water is caused by high levels of hydrogen sulfide in the water. According to experts at the Ohio State University Extension Service,Hydrogen sulfide is formed by sulfur bacteria that may occur naturally in water. These bacteria use the sulfur in decaying...
Kitchen Remodeling

Eighty percent of household water leaks are the result of malfunctions with plumbing and major appliances.  While homeowners often blame heavy rain and thunderstorms for leaks, according to one claims data, damage from a household leak costs policyholders $7,500 on average.

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Central Air Conditioners

Saving energy doesn't always involve making an expensive improvement to your home.  Sometimes the little things you do day to day can make the biggest energy saving difference.  Here are several cheap to free tips to save energy in your home, courtesy of the folks at the Department of Energy...

Green Home, Saving Energy

 Water heaters are designed to keep your water hot, regardless of whether you need it or not.  This can result in lots of wasted energy.  Installing an insulating water heater blanket can help keep the heat in.  Here's how to install a water heater blanket:

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Tankless

Replacing a hot water heater isn't usually on a homeowner's improvement radar. You turn the tap, you get hot water, and you don’t give it a second thought. But have you checked your hot water heater lately? Doing so can help avoid hot water heater problems.

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Home Safety

Proof that we need to prevent scalding injuries: nearly HALF of all burn injuries treated in hospital ERs are the result of scald injuries.  It can happen in an instant and change a life forever.  Most vulnerable are young kids and older folks.  Water that is 120 degrees F or hotter can burn...