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Toilet Cleaning Robot Will Make Your Life Easier

Gregory

We now live in a world where robots have an increasing presence in our society; they can vacuum for us, mow the lawn, mop the kitchen floor, there are even ones that self-clean the litter box and dry-clean our clothes at home! But the newest creation is one that should have been invented a long time…

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Studies Show that Your Phone is Dirtier than Your Toilet

Gregory

By a show of hands, how many of us use our phones on the toilet? Now one more time, let’s be honest…haven’t we all done it at one point or another? Well, maybe you’ve heard this before, but your cell phone is actually significantly dirtier than your toilet is; seven times dirtier, to be …

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The CORRECT Way to Put Toilet Paper on a Roll; the Debate is Finally Solved!

Gregory

At one point or another, we’ve all had this discussion: how are we supposed to put toilet paper on a roll? Which way is it supposed to hang, over or under? Well look no further, because we have your answer!     There is actually a technical, documented, correct way that one …

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Siemens SFA71U Electronic Valve Actuator Tutorial

Gregory

Siemens SFA Series 2-Position Normally Closed Electronic Valve Actuator (24 Vac) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJaWAYSSyaM   Used in heating and cooling HVAC systems, the SFA71U works with Siemens 599 Series Zone Valves.   The 24-volt SF series actuator is a 2-position…

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5 Things to Know Before Installing a Shower Drain

Guest

"Be prepared" isn't just a motto for Scouts—plumbers know all too well that it pays to have a plan for every worst-case scenario. Before you begin what may seem like a simple drain replacement, brush up on the possible challenges and equip yourself appropriately so you won't be left without a work…

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Unlocking the Honeywell T4 Pro Thermostat

Raquel

Have you ever accidentally locked your Honeywell T4 Pro Thermostat? Well, you've come to the right place! To help, we've put together a step-by-step video explaining the process of how you can unlock your Honeywell T4 Pro Thermostat!           Steps 1) Fr…

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How to Replace an Anode Rod

Mark

Anode Rods Steel rusts and corrodes when exposed to water for extended periods of time.  This, along with the acidity of water, leaves water heaters vulnerable to a more rapid corrosion process and bad smelling water.   By installing an anode rod you can delay this process and extend …

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3 Useful Sump Pump Maintenance Tips

Guest

The sump pump acts as a protective barrier between the foundation of your house and the water from the municipal sewage system.  The groundwater in the foundation is rerouted into a drain system (which is also located at the foundation), goes through a system of pipes, and finally reaches the s…

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5 Signs Your Home Needs a Dehumidifier—and How to Select the Right One

Guest

Does your bread seem to go stale after a day or two?  Do your crackers and cookies lose their crispness soon after you open the box?  These aren’t just minor quirks that homeowners learn to live with, they are also signs that you may have a problem with high humidity in your home.   W…

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3 Plumbing Problems to Look for When House Hunting

Nick B

When you are touring a home or apartment it can be an overwhelming experience.  Between thinking about where you would put all of your furniture, analyzing the commute from that location, and mentally balancing your budget with the new place in mind, it’s easy to forget something like the plumbin…

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Choosing a New Appliance: Electric vs. Gas Water Heaters

Guest

If you’ve had the same hot water heater for longer than 10 years—the standard lifespan—it’s smart to consider replacing the appliance before it quits performing and puts you in a tough position.  Before you start shopping for a new water heater, however, you need to know w…

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Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Guest

Every homeowner tries to find ways to save money.  After all, bills can be expensive if you’re not careful.  However, one of the best methods you can use to reduce payments is to make your home more energy-efficient.  But, how do we do this?  You have to be smart with your energy usage.  …

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