Sorting Out Your Own Plumbing Issues

How To Reduce Burns From Water Without Reducing Your Water Heater's Temperature

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Every year nearly 24,000 children are burned from scalding shower water, and over 500,000 burns occur annually. It doesn’t take much either. At 120 degrees Fahrenheit, water will burn the skin in about 5 minutes. Raise that by 20 degrees, and it’ll only take 5 seconds. However, sometimes you need to have the water temperature set that high, whether it’s for dishwashers, washing machines, or even cooking. Even if you set the water at a lower temperature before jumping in the shower, sudden temperature shifts can leave you burned.…

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What Is A Composting Toilet?

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Many eco-minded homeowners are well aware of low-flow toilets, which work just like traditional toilets but use less water per flush. While low-flow toilets serve as an effective way to reduce your family’s environmental impact, composting toilets take efficiency and water conservation to a whole new level. Are you curious to see if this toilet technology is right for your family? Read on to learn more. How Composting Toilets Work…

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How to Maintain Your Garbage Disposal

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If you are dealing with frequent clogging of your garbage disposal or it is starting to smell, you can avoid it in the future by maintaining it. By paying close attention to your garbage disposal, you will reduce problems you experience and go longer periods of time without needing repairs. Know What Not to Put Down the Sink There are some items that can destroy your garbage disposal over time and lead to a higher risk of clogs.…

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