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Integration and Sustainability are Key in both the Bathroom and Kitchen

Jun 14, 2012 by MeCC Interiors

Sustainability and integration are the top trends in kitchen and bath design according to the latest Design Trends Survey by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

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Plumbing Pipe Furniture

Jun 14, 2012 by MeCC Interiors

London-based Nick Fraser created the Pipework Series to “exploit the raw visual impact of exposed pipes to create useful products with striking industrial appeal.”

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Pool heater and heat pump contractor’s guideline on how to choose a quality service company

Nov 18, 2011 by PoolHeatPumps.com

This article was written to help people choose a company to work on their pool equipment but the philosophy applies to all trades.

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Understanding Permits

Jun 23, 2011 by Level One Construction

As a homeowner, you are not legally permitted to perform your own renovation work, with the exception of the electrical, but it is strongly recommended amateurs not do this as disastrous results can occur.

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How to Spring Clean Without Cleaning Out Your Wallet

Mar 02, 2009 by Mr. Rooter

Deodorize Garbage Disposal with Citrus Peels

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How to Prevent and Fix Frozen Pipes

Mar 02, 2009 by Mr. Rooter

Colder temperatures bring the potential of freezing pipes, and with the economy the way it is, homeowners can’t afford to let frozen pipes be a drain on their pocketbook or their plumbing.

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Home Waterproofing: Expert Tips and Tricks

Nov 14, 2008

The best way to prevent water damage is to inspect both the interior and exterior of your home …

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How to Winterize Your Plumbing

Sep 10, 2008 by Waterworks Plumbing

Homeowners living in the colder regions of North America know that we get freezing temperatures every year, but what they may not realize is that when we get sustained frigid temperatures (-8ºC for more than two days), we need to …

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Home Renovation Reality TV

Jun 09, 2008 by Plumbing Mart

Turn the TV on and splash, a new group of castaways is being dropped off in the tropical waters lapping the sandy shores of the newest “Survivor” destination. A quick hit on the remote and your favorite world class chef is putting the final touches on a feast fit for a king, or at least your Saturday evening dinner guests. One more tap on the channel selector and the good old boys from the sunny south are dropping in a big block and putting the final touches on a prefect …

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Ew Mold!

May 23, 2008 by Siamons International

You’ve been staring at it for weeks. Every time you step into that shower, there it is in all its slimy glory. But you can’t figure out how on earth it got in there because you’ve been so attentive – so vigilant and clean! What if it’s in other parts of your home too? Not to mention you heard recently that mold has been linked to allergies, asthma and other respiratory issues – particularly in infants and the elderly. Mold has taken hold and you’ve had just about enough! …

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Don't Flush Away Your Money

Mar 07, 2008 by Mr. Rooter

You may be flushing your money down the toilet and not even know it. Twenty percent of all toilets leak, which secretly raises homeowners’ water and wastewater bills. But other problems – like a toilet that won’t flush completely or runs continuously – aren’t secret at all. Take a whirl at inspecting your toilet. It’s more convenient and less expensive to systematically check the plumbing yourself, before you have to call in the professionals to take care of a …

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Don't Let Food "Reek" Havoc in the Sink

Mar 07, 2008 by Mr. Rooter

Young children often huddle under the covers in their bedrooms, certain that a monster prowls in the closet or under the bed. Most parents will open the closet door or peek under the bed to remind them that the coast is clear. But if your children accused your kitchen sink of harboring a shady presence, would you be able to deny it? Something foul may be lurking in your sink. Your garbage disposal may start to smell when food debris builds up. It may be a lingering …

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How to clear the way without chemical cleaners

Mar 07, 2008 by Mr. Rooter

Drains have a tendency to clog at the most inopportune times, like when you’re cooking a holiday feast for a house full of guests or when enjoying a relaxing shower, you find yourself standing in ankle-length water. But before you reach for the Drano, you should reconsider. Drano and other drain opening products are caustic and dangerous to use. These conventional drain cleaners contain the man-made chemical sodium hydroxide, which can damage the piping and finish on …

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Water Conservation: Every Drop Counts

Mar 07, 2008 by Mr. Rooter

Drip. Drip. Drip. Many people consider a leaky faucet a mere annoyance. But if every household in America and Canada had a faucet that dripped once each second, 928 million gallons of water a day would leak away, according to the American Water Works Association. That’s a lot, considering the AWWA predicts the average household uses approximately 146,000 gallons of water each year. But water is wasted in more ways than through a leaky faucet. Here are some …