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In-Home Water Filtration Systems

In-Home Water Filtration Systems

[ 0 ] February 5, 2016 |

Water is the single most important thing to sustain life here on earth. So when the quality of a community’s water system is poor, the impact can be catastrophic. Worldwide, close to 2.5 billion people don’t have access to adequate sanitation, close to three quarters of a billion people don’t have access to clean water, and […]

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3D Printed Plumbing Fixtures

3D Printed Plumbing Fixtures

[ 0 ] January 29, 2016 |

3D Printing, also known as additive manufacturing, refers to the process of creating a three-dimensional object by successive layering of material through a computer controlled robot. This technology was first introduced in the early 1980′s, but has really taken off in the last decade or so, and has really found a place in the aerospace, architecture, […]

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Bathroom Safety Tips

Bathroom Safety Tips

[ 0 ] January 20, 2016 |

January is National Bath Safety Month, and when 70% of home accidents occur in the bathroom, it’s definitely not a topic to be overlooked. While the bathroom can be a dangerous place for anybody, seniors and children tend to be most susceptible to bathroom-related accidents. Fortunately, many of these accidents can be avoided through awareness and prevention […]

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Portland Utilizes Turbines in City Water Pipes to Generate Electricity

Portland Utilizes Turbines in City Water Pipes to Generate Electricity

[ 0 ] January 15, 2016 |

Portland residents are able to generate green electricity simply by turning on their water taps and flushing their toilets. Fast Company reports that the Oregon city is using a state-of-the art system to capture energy from water flowing through the city’s pipelines. Small turbines installed inside the pipelines are turned by the flowing water, sending energy […]

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Celebrate National Bubble Bath Day

Celebrate National Bubble Bath Day

[ 0 ] January 8, 2016 |

Today is National Bubble Bath Day. Yep, it’s a thing, and obviously you need to celebrate it, right? Just in case today is the first you’re hearing of it, we have an easy-to-make honey bubble bath recipe AND a honey and brown sugar body scrub, both consisting of ingredients you should already have in your […]

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Plumbing Resolutions for the New Year

Plumbing Resolutions for the New Year

[ 0 ] January 1, 2016 |

While most of us are still in shock that 2015 is over (what?!), some of us have already begun planning for 2016 and looking for ways to improve. New Years resolutions typically entail staying fit or saving money. While we can’t help you with the former, we can make saving money easier. Here is a list of plumbing resolutions […]

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How to Maintain Your Sump Pump

How to Maintain Your Sump Pump

[ 0 ] December 28, 2015 |

If your home has a wet basement, you’re not alone. The American Society of Home Inspectors estimates that more than 60 percent of homes have issues with water in the basement. A sump pump can be an effective option for preventing water damage. Installed in a pit in the basement, these units sense when the […]

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Protect Your Home This Winter

Protect Your Home This Winter

[ 0 ] December 17, 2015 |

As temperatures begin to drop, it is a good time to review a few simple steps to keep your water lines from freezing.  Frozen pipes can cause damage to your property and cause a major inconvenience.  They can also be expensive to repair. Most frozen lines occur on private property and are the responsibility of the homeowner. […]

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5 Surprising Facts About Aircraft Lavatories

5 Surprising Facts About Aircraft Lavatories

[ 0 ] November 17, 2015 |

1.  The FAA requires ashtrays in aircraft toilets – Although smoking on aircraft has been banned on all U.S. domestic flights since 2000, the FAA requires that ashtrays continue to be fitted to lavatory doors due to the fire risk of someone illegally smoking and disposing the smoking materials.       2.  Aircraft are […]

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Getting to the Root of Plumbing Backups – Tree Planting Basics

Getting to the Root of Plumbing Backups – Tree Planting Basics

[ 0 ] October 5, 2015 |

Fall is the best time of year in Northeast Ohio to plant most types of trees. As a rule of thumb, trees should be planted when they have enough time to establish roots before they’re exposed to stressors like high heat, low temperatures, or not enough water. Plus, it is important to give the tree […]

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