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27 Dishwasher Maintenance Tips to Maximize Performance

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 13, 2014

A dishwasher is a marvelous time- and labor-saving device. A green one will also conserve energy and water, actually consuming less water than washing plates and pots by hand. (Besides,...


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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...