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Use these easy tips to avoid mold and mildew growth in your washing machine.

4 Tips to Prevent a Dirty Washing Machine

You did it! You finally took the leap and cleaned your washing machine (and if you didn’t, now’s the time!) Now that it’s clean, keep it that way. These 4 easy tips will help to prevent any future mold, mildew, or grime from growing in your washing machine: 1. Remove wet clothes promptly.  Leaving wet clothes … Continued

How to Clean Your Washing Machine: Step-by-Step Instructions

How to Clean Your Washing Machine: Step-by-Step Instructions

Musty washing machine smell. You could cringe just reading it. Damp washing machines are prone to mold growth, mildew and grime. We use washing machines to clean our linens almost every day, but how often do we clean the washing machine itself? If your answer is “never,” you’re not alone. The average American family washes … Continued

These 8 strange things found in the sewer will leave you wondering how they got there.

8 Strange Things Found in the Sewer

Some things flow down the toilet never to be seen again. Other items make their way into the sewer system and are recovered some time later, prompting a question or two. While it’s a mystery how some objects make their way into the sewer, these items that were discovered around the world might shock you. … Continued

Tree roots in pipes can lead to major plumbing problems.

How Tree Roots Are Affecting Your Pipes

The trees in your yard provide you with considerable shade while breaking the wind and adding value to your home. But the roots of that tree could be disrupting your home’s plumbing system. As they grow to a significant size, the roots that weave through the ground are capable of making their way into your … Continued

Refilling the air chambers in your pipes in one way to eliminate the hammering sound made from water pipes.

Loud Pipes: Where is that Noise Coming From?

Creaky pipes. They make you check over your shoulder every time you’re home alone. It could be a drawn out whistling sound or a loud banging sound.  Either way, noisy water pipes are a nuisance. There are many reasons why noisy pipes can occur and it can even be a combination of reasons. Loud pipes … Continued

Grease from cooking is not good to pour down the drain.

FOG Down the Drain

FOG. No, we’re not talking about the misty cloud that lingers in the early morning or gloomy air that seems to be in every horror movie forest scene. We’re talking about fats, oil and grease. Fats, oil and grease are natural byproducts of food preparation and cooking; however, they are not a natural part of … Continued

These benefits of a reverse osmosis water filtration system could illustrate what's actually in your water.

What’s in Your Water? Benefits of a Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System

That’s not just water you’re drinking. Nearly every drop of water you consume has some level of impurities and contaminants, whether they be minimal or plentiful. Though your water is generally safe to drink, you could be consuming materials you’d rather not have inside your body, such as bacteria or excess chlorine. Instead of settling … Continued

Hard water can significantly impact your lifestyle. Here's how:

5 Ways Hard Water is Affecting Your Lifestyle

Something isn’t right. Your hair and skin are as dry as a desert, there’s residue building up on your plumbing fixtures, and the dishes always seem to need another run through the dishwasher. It’s time to stop living with uncomfortable conditions and frequent trips to the store to buy more soap. It’s time to invest … Continued

These dishwasher uses could surprise you and make your life easier.

4 Dishwasher Uses to Make Your Life Easier

The word “dishwasher” can be misleading. Using the machine to wash your dishes is fitting, but the pride and joy of your kitchen is capable of a lot more. When there are countless items in your to-do list, why not incorporate them into your regular routine? Check out these 4 dishwasher uses to make your … Continued

A clogged toilet is bad enough. Here's what to do if you've clogged someone else's toilet.

Real Life Nightmare: What to Do When You’ve Clogged Someone Else’s Toilet

Suddenly, escaping out the bathroom window seems like a completely viable option. The toilet water is swirling, the floor is beginning to flood, and your mind is in overdrive thinking of an alibi to explain where you were when the upstairs toilet clogged. Clogging the toilet at a party, or at a friend or neighbor’s … Continued