How to Save Water Around the House

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Water use in our homes can add up quickly. Even if you live alone, you could waste gallons of water every day simply by going about your normal routine. Just imagine what a family of four (or more!) could be wasting in a single day! Conserving water is important for a number of reasons, not least of which is preventing water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. When you conserve water, you also save on your utility bill and extend the life of your septic system. Fortunately, conserving water is not difficult if you know how. These simple tips on using[...]

The History of Plumbing: Most Important Dates and Innovations

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Most of us can’t imagine what life would be like without indoor plumbing. However, it’s actually a relatively new innovation for much of the world (and still isn’t widely available in some areas.) On the path to developing indoor plumbing, there have been a number of achievement that have shaped and changed us as a society. Here are some of the most important and how they affected our way of life. 4000-3000 B.C. It was discovered by archaeologists that copper pipes were used as early as 4000 B.C. in the Indus River valley in India. The pipes seemed to be[...]

How Long Typical Appliances Last

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Your appliances keep your home and your family running smoothly on a daily basis. Efficient and easy-to-use appliances save us time, money, and hassle and most families would be lost without them. Appliances these days are usually long-lasting and easy to maintain, but it’s always helpful to know how long they typically last. If your appliance stops working and has not lasted as long as it should, you may be able to repair it instead of replacing it with a new one. Here are how long typical appliances last and how you can keep them working at their optimum levels.[...]