Water-Wise Innovations for Small Spaces

innovationsFor a growing number of people, tiny houses and other types of small living spaces are becoming an attractive option. Many middle-aged adults want to create affordable, independent homes for their aging parents. Young adults site both economic and environmental concerns when choosing a tiny house. Ever responsive to market needs, the home goods industry has begun to manufacture scaled-down appliances and fixtures that are both energy and water efficient.

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An Overview Of Sewer Line Repair And Replacement

sewer linesOne of the worst problems a homeowner can face is a problem with the sewer lines, but it’s a common issue faced by residents of Woodbridge, Virginia. If you are unsure if you have a problem with your sewer line, there are several signs to look for. Some things to look for include a sewer odor in the house, slow drains, areas of the lawn that are especially lush, the inability to flush a toilet, mold, indentation in the lawn, cracks in the foundation, sinkholes, and a settling foundation. In severe cases, sewage can back up out of toilets, sinks, and drains. It also can begin to form pools in the lawn in the location of a sewer line break.

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Water Line Repair and Replacement

water line repairYour plumbing system is essential to comfort, safety and well-being. As one of the most heavily used systems in your home, it is important to recognize the signs that your water line needs to be repaired or replaced. This list of signs to look out for will provide you with the opportunity to arrange for prompt and thorough repairs performed by experienced and on-time plumbers.

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How to Maintain Your Swimming Pool in the Winter

The maintenance homeowners perform on their swimming pool during the winter months when not in use can severely impact the value of their properties. A beautiful, sparkling pool that has been well taken care of can increase property value and curb appeal; however, a swimming pool with algae and debris in it, cracked surfaces and broken components can send potential buyers running for the hills if you decide to sell your home. Replacing a swimming pool can be nearly as costly as installing one, but homeowners can rest assured knowing that by following a few easy and quick steps to winterizing their swimming pools, the longevity of the pool can increase substantially.

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7 Signs That Your Toilet Need Repairing

When something goes wrong with your toilet, panicking is a perfectly legitimate course of action. However, it is not particularly helpful. Because the toilet performs a pretty important function within the home, it is both a vital fixture, and a somewhat unpleasant one. No one wants to be the guy that has to stick their hands in the tank to fix whatever’s wrong. Still, if something’s wrong, don’t hesitate to call a professional to come and take a look. Here are some common problems that plague household toilets. Continue reading “7 Signs That Your Toilet Need Repairing”

Time to Go for Tankless Water Heating?

How many times a day do you think you use hot water? For most people, 30% of their energy use in their home is dedicated to providing hot water. Laundry, dishes, showers, washing our hands, these daily rituals, especially for families, can mean using hot water almost constantly throughout the day. Tankless water heaters’ claim to fame is that they create a huge energy savings every year. Couple this with the eco-friendly aspects and you see many homes junking their old tank storage water heater for a new, sleek tankless version. Continue reading “Time to Go for Tankless Water Heating?”