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Do You Use Electric Baseboards To Heat Your Home? Here Are A Few Ideas That Might Help You Save Money On Your Heating Bills

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Like many people who have electric baseboards in their homes, you might not know that there are things you can do to keep your heating bills under control. Use the following ideas to help keep costs down while heating your house during the cold months. Remove Debris from the Baseboards You might have never even taken more than a passing glance at the electric baseboards, so you may not even notice that over time, dust, pet hair and other debris can build up on them.…

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3 Signs That Tell You That Your Boiler Is In Need Of Repair

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If you have a boiler system for the heating of your home, you might want to take a few minutes to learn about the signs that can indicate a need for a professional repair. This way, you will be able to spot problems and call for help before it is too late and you are without heat. You Feel The Floors Shake If you feel the floors shake or you hear the basement sound as though it was just slammed shut when the boiler kicks on, you might want to have a professional take a look at it as soon as possible.…

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How To Prevent And Remove Garbage Disposal Clogs

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Garbage disposals constantly work to dispose of organic waste in your kitchen, and so it is only natural that over time general usage will result in a blockage. A blocked garbage disposal can cause all sorts of problems in the kitchen if left untreated, including the unpleasant smell of rotting organic waste. Thankfully, unclogging a blocked garbage disposal is a fairly simple process that only takes a few minutes to complete, and it’s not overly difficult to keep your garbage disposal clear of clogs in the long run either.…

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External Sump Pump Not Working? It Could Be One Of These 3 Problems

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When selecting a sump pump for your home, you will have to decide if you want an external or submersible pump. An external sump pump has the motor installed above the surface level, making it much easier to service the pump. That said, they are not without their own set of problems. An external sump pump can stop working for any of these 3 reasons. Debris Sediment will be brought into the well over time.…

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Basic Plumbing Tips For Homeowners

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As a homeowner, you want to learn the basics of plumbing so you can take care of some of the more common plumbing problems on your own. This knowledge will also help you to have a clear understanding of how to maintain your plumbing system so you can avoid some problems and keep your system in good shape. This article will serve as a great source of information on basic household plumbing.…

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How To Install A Hot Water Heater Blanket

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New hot water heaters are pre-insulated to improve efficiency, but older hot water heaters lack the insulation and can quickly lose heat. This will lead to a higher electric or gas bill, and the potential of not having enough hot water when it is at peak use in your home during everyone’s morning showers. Thankfully, installing a hot water heater blanket is easy to do on your own, can save you money, and makes an old tank more efficient.…

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Does Your Home Have Hard Water? Two Things You Should Know About It

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If your home has hard water, it may be a potential problem that can destroy your appliances, while also affecting the quality of the drinking water. The cause of hard water is groundwater with high levels of metal in it, which requires the need for a home water softening system to eliminate it. Here are 2 things about having hard water you need to know. 1. Hard Water Is Not Good For Appliances…

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Four Tips For Fighting Mold And Mildew In The Bathroom

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Is there a layer of black or brown scum in the ridge between your shower and its frame? Maybe you always notice some mold around the rim of your sink’s drain, or some mildew on your bathroom window. Mold and mildew are very common in the bathroom since it’s a warm, moist environment. Keeping them under control can seem like an ongoing battle, and in fact, it is important to regularly take action against mold and mildew to keep them under control.…

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Three Ways To Prevent Tree Roots From Damaging Your Sewer Line

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One of the most common causes of sewer line clogs is tree roots. After all, trees need moisture, and their roots are designed to seek it out. Once roots infiltrate a sewer pipe, they will grow, causing the pipe to gradually become blocked; they can also break apart the pipe from within. So how can you prevent the headache of tree roots in your sewer line? Remove Trees The clearest way to avoid tree roots growing into a sewer line is to remove the tree.…

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Troubleshooting 3 Dishwasher Problems

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As vital as they are, dishwashers are often vulnerable to malfunctions, leaks, and other plumbing issues. This article will look at 3 common dishwasher problems and possible fixes. No water entering the machine If you encounter this problem, chances are that the water-inlet valve that lets water into the machine is defective. The water-inlet valve is usually located behind the lower access panel, and should be replaced to solve the problem.…

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