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Why Roto-Rooter is a Household Word for Drain Cleaning

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 26, 2014

Roto-Rooter has become so synonymous with sewer and drain cleaning in the minds – and speech – of most Americans that many of us are shocked to find this common term is...


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Watch Out for Undetected Water Leaks

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 21, 2014

Sometimes it’s impossible to ignore the fact that you have a water leak in your home’s plumbing system. A torrent gushing from a burst pipe is an obvious sign. But other...


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10 Ways to Stay Cool While Out and About on Summer Days

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 16, 2014

Summer’s here and the temperature is rising. On scorching dry days, you may be very tempted to stay home with the shades drawn, huddled next to your air conditioner or fan. But,...


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Test Your Home Plumbing Smarts

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 28, 2014

As 21st century Americans, we rely on our home's plumbing system for efficient inflow and outgo. In layperson’s terms, that can be defined as bringing in clean water for drinking...


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The Peculiar History of the Toilet

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 13, 2014

Mention the unmentionable -- toilets and the, um, urgent function thereof -- to the average person and you’re likely to provoke a flushed face and a nervous giggle. Should you...


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Faucet, Tap, or Spigot?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 13, 2014

Back in 1937, the Gershwin brothers composed a cute and comic love song entitled “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” which poked gentle fun at the contrast between...


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Save Energy: Wrap Your Plumbing

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 10, 2013

Feeling the cold this winter? So is your plumbing, and it, along with your water heater, has to work harder to compensate. But it doesn't have to be that way if you give it a helping...


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10 Mind-Blowing Baths

Posted by Katie Marks | Aug 21, 2013

A hot bath can be just the thing, right? Most of us have to settle for pretty basic models if we even have room for a bathtub at all, but we're allowed to dare to dream about remodeling...