Category Archives: Water

Save Money by Saving Water

It might not seem like it now, but clean water is a scarce resource. Only 1 percent of the entire world’s water supply is safe for human consumption. And yet, despite the obvious issue of scarcity facing all of us, the average North American still uses between 80-100 gallons of water a day. A lot … Read More

The Importance of Water Filtering Systems

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How frequently do you drink water directly from the faucet in your kitchen sink? If you are comfortable to only drinking water from bottles which you purchased in a store, this water will likely taste odd for you. You may consider this as a hint that you should be having your own water filter or … Read More

Is It Time to Go Tankless?

Tankless water heater in the bathroom

While most homes have standard water heaters, which store gallons of hot water and maintain a gradual temperature, there is another kind of storage tank – the tankless water heater – that heats water directly and on demand as it flows through your pipes.   Tankless water heaters provide many advantages; however, it may not … Read More

Save Water All Throughout Your Home

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Anywhere we regularly use water, there is also that good chance there is something we can do to reduce our usage. There are actually three areas in the home where we can make changes with the most impact: the kitchen, the bathroom, and the garden.   If you are looking for minor ways you can … Read More

Toilet 101: What to Do When Yours Overflow

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An overflowing toilet is something that no one wants to see – EVER! However, this is also a plumbing problem that all of us would likely deal with at some point. When water rises from the bowl, chances are that the culprit is a clogged toilet drain. Fortunately, this has an easy fix with some … Read More

Water Heater 101: Awesome Maintenance Tips

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Residential water heaters can definitely give you that great deal of comfort no matter what the season is. This is why it is important to commit to a comprehensive maintenance regimen if you want to ensure that your water heater will perform efficiently. When you understand how the technology of water heater works and once … Read More

Rusty Water: Finding Its Source

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As homeowners, we expect that the water coming from our taps is clean and clear, right? What if the colour and taste are suddenly a little… off? The culprit for these changes could be rust, and depending on the age of your water heater and pipes, it could be coming from the interior of your … Read More

How to Recover from Residential Water Damage

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Whether it is from a broken pipe or a flash flood, water damage can easily be one of the most devastating home disasters that a homeowner can face. Your water-damaged valuables are often unsalvageable, cleaning up the mess it leaves is also back-breaking, and the threat of mold development will linger for weeks. Fortunately, quick … Read More

Water Pipes: Should They Be Insulated?

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For most homeowners, deciding whether their homes’ hot water pipes should be insulated is a fairly easy decision. When you can have effective insulating pipe sleeves for a few dollars, it is hard to resist the simple energy savings that will eventually pay off for the years to come. However, not all homeowners know about … Read More