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The Best Ways to Clear a Clogged Floor Drain

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 23, 2014

On the floor of your home's utility areas such as the laundry room, basement, and garage, lives a hardworking, underappreciated piece of plumbing known as a floor drain. Although it...


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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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Healthy Fixes for Unpleasant Household Odors

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 23, 2014

Phew! What’s that smell? We human beings are very sensitive to disagreeable household scents, which make a house feel somehow less clean and homey. Get rid of unlovely odors with...


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Uses for Eggshells that Would Make Grandma Smile

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 08, 2014

My introduction to recycling came in my grandmother's garden. Granddad was a big-city veterinarian who, years ahead of this century’s homesteading movement, decided to buy a farm...


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The Horrors of Drain Abuse

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 05, 2014

Drain abuse. It’s a crime...or at least it ought to be considered one. Your kitchen, laundry room and bathroom drains work hard for years at maintaining high standards of...


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Hiring a Plumber

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 05, 2014

If you're thinking of hiring a plumber, whether you need an emergency Los Angeles plumber or you're thinking about a long-term project, there are some things to know before you dive...


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Care for Your Drain the Natural Way

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 04, 2013

Slow-draining plumbing fixtures are a pain in the showerhead. It always starts as a slow creep so you can try to trick yourself into think that nothing's wrong, but eventually, you...


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6 Home Improvement Tasks You Might Leave to Pros

Posted by Katie Marks | Sep 10, 2013

Some home improvement tasks are best left to the pros, unless you're very confident, very skilled, and very ready to get them done right. If you fail, you'll find yourself with problems...