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Stop Chlorine Gas in Your Home

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 Ronald Frommert (June 25, 2008)  By using water filters for shower heads, you can improve the appearance and health of your hair and skin, as well as the quality of the air in your home. Shower filters for copper and chlorine prevent the build up of chlorine vapors and dangerous chloroform gas. Government agencies have stated that there is a detectable level of chloroform gas in homes around the country. The cause: .. (Plumbing)

Are You Inhaling Chlorine Fumes With Your Daily Shower?

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 Ronald Frommert (June 25, 2008)  Although the benefits of drinking water filters are well known, chlorine filters for the shower could be even more important for your health. This is particularly true of people who suffer from asthma, allergies or from sinus problems. No matter whether you have these ailments or not, chlorine shower head filters can be of benefit to anyone. The reason for this is that during a shower .. (Plumbing)

Tankless Hot Water Heaters The Advantages

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 Ryan Fletcher (June 25, 2008)  Electric tankless hot water heaters come in several useful sizes - from loaf of bread size, under the counter models, to something more the size of a PC. All tankless heaters have the capability to provide instant hot water on demand. And all should make you smile at saving money and not having to give up anything. New home construction is the best time to think about energy saving .. (Plumbing)

It Pays to Comparison Shop For Shower Head Water Filters

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 Ronald Frommert (June 25, 2008)  Shower head water filters can be an important component of your daily health and beauty regimen. By blocking chlorine and other harsh chemicals, shower head filters contribute to softer shinier hair and younger looking healthier skin. It was the cosmetic benefits that originally caused the popularity of water filters for shower heads. They came on the market about ten years ago. As a .. (Plumbing)

Why Use Whole House Water Filter Replacement Cartridges?

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 Jayne Bell (June 24, 2008)  Whole house water filter replacement cartridges may be just the right choice for providing clean fresh water to every faucet of your home. Although the units may cost more initially, the price of whole house water filter replacement cartridges are very reasonable. We looked at the prices of replacing individual filters around the house and found that we could literally save thousands .. (Plumbing)

Repairing a Leaking Toilet

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 Greg Vandenberge (June 24, 2008)  Let me explain how a toilet works. First when you go to flush the toilet a little arm pulls a rubber flapper up and lets the water drain into the toilet bowl. The water draining into the toilet bowl forces the old water out along with the number two or number one waste and extremities. If the toilet sounds like it is running there is a good chance that the seal between the rubber .. (Plumbing)

My Pipes Are Always Rattling, Should I Call a Plumber?

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 Andy Kaplan (June 24, 2008)  If you've ever experienced the pipes in your house rattling when you turn your water off, you aren't alone. Rattling pipes are referred to as water hammer. Water Hammer occurs when the motion of water comes to an abrupt stop or suddenly the water changes direction of flow in your pipes. You may find that you can stop the rattling noise by insulating the pipe. This may include wrapping .. (Plumbing)

How to Install a Water Filter and Not Get Water Damage

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 Mark Decherd (June 23, 2008)  If your drinking water is not as clear as it used to be, maybe it's time to replace the water filter or add one. To do this without flooding out your home, consider this question. What is Teflon tape? If you know the answers get started this weekend, on the new filter. If you think Teflon tape is something you cook with, well maybe you should call a plumber to install the filter. When .. (Plumbing)

What Does a Reverse Osmosis Do?

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 Robert D. Clemens (June 23, 2008)  If you have been considering having a water filtration system put into your home, you may be considering a reverse osmosis home filtration system. But what is reverse osmosis? What does reverse osmosis do to improve the quality of our drinking water? These are questions that many people may have about these types of water filtration systems, and they are questions that need you need to .. (Plumbing)

A Drinking Water Filter System Can Protect Your Health and Wallet

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 Tyler Waterman (June 23, 2008)  Most people do not put much thought into the safety of their tap water. It is not uncommon for someone to simply walk into their kitchen, turn on their faucet and fill up a glass of water for their child to drink. However what would happen if you told that same person their faucet is potentially filling up a glass of prescription-drug-laden water, or bacteria that got through the water .. (Plumbing)

Los Angeles Plumbers Clogged Drains in the Kitchen and Bathroom Call For Plumbing Experience

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 Connie Ragen Green (June 22, 2008)  When you have a clogged drain, it may seem like your entire house is off balance. Whether it is a clogged sink, in the kitchen or bathroom, a clogged toilet, or a clogged drain in the shower or tub, plumbing repairs need to be handled as soon as possible. Many people attempt to unclog their own drains when a problem arises. Whereas this may solve the problem temporarily, in the long .. (Plumbing)

Water Contaminants The Best Reasons to Use a Whole House Water Filter

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 Rony Pollock (June 22, 2008)  There are as many as 2000 contaminants in water, when untreated. The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets 90 water contaminants as the acceptable level for potable drinking water. Still, this acceptable number can perilously increase with time because of the inevitable accumulation of rust and dirt on your pipes and faucets. Why not use a whole house water filter to solve .. (Plumbing)

Drinking Water Filters Can Help Protect Against Pharmaceuticals in Tap Water

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 Tyler Waterman (June 22, 2008)  We've all heard the horror stories on the evening news. New research is frequently showing that tap water-even in states with typically higher quality tap water-is being found to have all kinds of chemicals, most recently traces of pharmaceutical drugs. Drugs like anti-convulsants, antibiotics, mood stabilizers and other prescription drugs have been found in the drinking water supply of . (Plumbing)

What is the Best Domestic Water Purification Technology?

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 Dylan Andrew (June 22, 2008)  When you open your tap in the kitchen or bathroom to pour yourself a tall glass of water to drink, don't you often wonder what is in the water, and which path it followed to get to your tap. The same can be said about bottled water, where did the water come from and what chemicals or contaminants are in the water. We all know our main source of water comes from dams and reservoirs .. (Plumbing)

Home Water Purification What Every Homeowner Should Know

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 Warren Conley (June 21, 2008)  Choosing a water purification system for your home is an important decision. Picking up a water purifier from the shelf at Wal-Mart might not be a good choice. The quality of water purifiers vary greatly. Prices also vary. We hope to help you make the right decision. Practically everyone focuses on eating right. Health conscious people know that anything they take in affects the way .. (Plumbing)

Why Arent You Using Home Water Purifiers and Filters?

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 Lesley Pinkett (June 21, 2008)  Have you read the newspaper today? Did you notice that many of the diseases that are mentioned there are waterborne? It's a sad fact that of all the diseases in the world the most widespread are waterborne diseases causing many thousands of deaths every day. Now is the time to be more concerned about you and your own family's health. And, one way to ensure they stay safe is by using .. (Plumbing)

Tips on Basement Plumbing and Renovation

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 Joe Finkelman (June 20, 2008)  Of all the places to build in a home, the basement can be the most problematic. Of all the phases of a construction project in a basement, the plumbing phase can be the hardest to accomplish for a number of reasons. To begin with, any waste water in general, usually has to be pumped out. Secondly, basements tend to be very unforgiving when it comes to leaks, even very minor ones. How .. (Plumbing)

Is Going Without a Backup Sump Pump Really Worth the Gamble?

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 Joe Finkelman (June 20, 2008)  Every time that it starts to rain there is always the risk that it will be a major downpour. If this is the case and your pump in the basement fails for any reason you will be faced with a mess that so many people have to deal with each winter, a flooded basement. The irony is that the trouble and expense of it all is completely unavoidable, because backup systems for sump pumps are now . (Plumbing)

The Pros and Cons of 12 Volt Sump Pumps and 12 Volt Systems in General

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 Joe Finkelman (June 20, 2008)  Unless someone has owned or lived in a home that had a basement with a sump pump system, they would just never understand all the choices and options that go into them. 12 volt sump pumps and 12 volt systems in general have their up sides, as well as their downsides that make using them a tough choice to consider. Safe From Power Outages The one big factor that everyone looks at when .. (Plumbing)

Specifications and Statistics on the Zoeller Sump Pump Reviewed

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 Joe Finkelman (June 20, 2008)  In the world of sump pumps all are not created equal and at the top of the heap is the Zoeller sump pump. So, while it carries a long standing reputation for quality and reliability it is not one of the cheapest to buy. It can be purchased alone as a one third horsepower cast iron pump or as an integral unit in one of the Zoeller combination sump pump systems that offer both performance . (Plumbing)

Ignoring Your Basement Sump Pump Can Lead to Disaster

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 Joe Finkelman (June 20, 2008)  What is the first thing that people tend to examine and admire when they are looking at a prospective home to buy? If you guessed the basement sump pump you are dead wrong, because it is always the kitchen and the master bedroom. Its just human nature. However; you won't be enjoying a nice meal or a good nights sleep if your basement sump pump fails and the basement is left filled with .. (Plumbing)

Why Are More and More People Choosing a Water Pressure Sump Pump

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 Joe Finkelman (June 20, 2008)  Ever since the technology was developed to pump water out of basements and sellers, people have been doing it. However; it seems that no mater how hard someone tries, a fool prof pump system that is resistant to failure still remains elusive. With the introduction of new water pressure sump pumps however; people are now able to finally get away from fickle electrical systems that were .. (Plumbing)

A Battery Back Up Sump Pump Is it Necessary?

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 Joe Finkelman (June 20, 2008)  It seems that people have been looking for the perfect, fool proof sump pump system ever since the technology was originally developed. Each type of pump and its backup pump seem to have inherent weak points. Of course any pump on its own without a backup system is a recipe for disaster, so the best that you can do is try to decide what best suits your current situation. Is there a .. (Plumbing)

Is a Sump Pump Backup System Really Worth the Expense

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 Joe Finkelman (June 20, 2008)  OK. So, you have an adequate sump pump that doesn't have a backup system and everything seems to work just fine. In fact, in a recent heavy storm your sump pump handled the load as it was designed to do and there was no flooding at all. Why should you then go through the added expense and hassle of having a sump pump backup system installed? Is it a Risk You Are Willing to Take The .. (Plumbing)

The Pros and Cons of a Water Powered Sump Pump

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 Joe Finkelman (June 20, 2008)  One thing that you just can't hide your head and escape from if you live in a home with a basement, is water that needs to be pumped out after a severe storm. There really are two basic types of pump systems and they are electrical and water powered pumps. Of course, one type runs one electricity and the other typer uses the power of the water in your plumbing system. However, are there . (Plumbing)

Do You Really Need a Hydromatic Sump Pump in Your Basement?

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 Joe Finkelman (June 20, 2008)  Perhaps you have purchased a home with a basement and for some reason there is no sump pump system in the basement. Should you run right out and buy a complete sump pump system and does your system have to have a hydromatic sump pump in it? What does “hydromatic" mean anyway? Does Your Basement Flood? Not all basements flood when it rains. Some basements flood sometimes and some .. (Plumbing)

Reasons to Invest in Whole House Water Filters

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 Charles Harper (June 20, 2008)  More and more people already have a water filter attached to their kitchen sink or at least a portable one that can provide enough purified water for drinking. However because of the increased level of pollution, environmental accidents, and other environment problems caused mostly by us, the tap water is more and more contaminated. Thus we are recommended to invest in a water filter .. (Plumbing)

Do You Know If You Are Providing Your Family With Pure Drinking Water?

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 Daniel Acker (June 20, 2008)  How important is pure drinking water to us? Well, H2O makes up about 60% of our bodies and studies show that it only takes about 3-4 days to die of thirst. Pure drinking mineral water keeps us alive and is the cleanest way for us to do so. Our doctors regularly tell us that it's important to drink eight glasses a day. But a lot of people still get theirs straight from the tap. That .. (Plumbing)

Are Residential Reverse Osmosis Systems the Best Choice For Your Home?

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 Robert D. Clemens (June 19, 2008)  Most people are aware of the fact that the water that is coming out of their tap is filled with harmful chemicals and debris that is not safe for drinking. Fortunately, modern technology has offered us a multitude of water filtration systems to choose from, but deciding which one is the best can often be confusing to the average home owner. For a long time now, residential reverse .. (Plumbing)

Reverse Osmosis Water Filters The Danger of Using Reverse Osmosis Filters For Pure Drinking Water

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 Karina Jacobsen (June 18, 2008)  The reverse osmosis water filter was an amazing invention. The majority of the water on this planet is salt-water, undrinkable. The correct reverse osmosis filter can remove the salt and make it drinkable. That being said, reverse osmosis filters have been touted as the best purification system for home use and that is simply not true. If your source is dirty, salty or full of debris, .. (Plumbing)

Best Tankless Hot Water Heater

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 Karen Howard (June 18, 2008)  When it comes time to buy a water heater for your home there are many choices you have. You can buy a water heater or a tankless water heater. This article will help you to get the best tankless hot water heater for your home. Tankless water heaters have many advantages. On advantage is that they save space due to the fact that they do not have a tank. They can fit in very small spaces . (Plumbing)

Water Purification Technology A Look at 6 Methods of Water Purification

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 Monti Sheppard (June 18, 2008)  Let's face it, there are a lot of elements involved in the latest water purification technology. The methods of water purification have changed over the years. The technology has gotten better and new techniques have evolved. Here, we look at water purification technology, both old and new. Here are some of the methods of water purification that exist today. Distillation was one of .. (Plumbing)

Is This True? Better Health Through Reverse Osmosis

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 Judith Pratt (June 17, 2008)  Manufactures everywhere can be heard shouting from the rooftops about how you can improve your health through reverse osmosis. That's wonderful you might say, and it would be, if it were true. The benefits and capabilities of home reverse osmosis systems will be thrown around. The strengths will be sworn up and down. But their claims hold no water. Home reverse osmosis systems utilize .. (Plumbing)

Water Filtration Systems and Your Home

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 William Manning (June 17, 2008)  There are many reasons that your family may need a water filtration system. To our family, it's more like insurance, than anything else. No matter how safe the treatment facilities say that it is, we can never really trust what comes through that tap. The treatment centers are doing the best that they can, but there are just too many issues in today's environment. Things like .. (Plumbing)

The Hidden Truth About Drinking Water Purification Systems and Healthy Water

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 Tyler Waterman (June 17, 2008)  Home drinking water purification systems are everywhere. The unlikeliest companies have a drinking water purification system. Why? The answer is simple. There is a big market for them. Recent reports have most families afraid to turn on their taps, unless they have drinking water purification systems that they trust. Headlines read, “Drugs and hormones found in Tap-Water. " And .. (Plumbing)

A Quick Lesson on Water Purification Technology

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 Tyler Waterman (June 17, 2008)  Water purification technology has come a long way, but many groups (particularly the environmental ones) think it still has a long way to go. Most of the methods of water purification that are in use today have been around for many years. Some were developed before the turn of the century. One was even used in Ancient Babylonia. Distillation was the first attempt at water purification .. (Plumbing)

GE Reverse Osmosis Filters Are Not Your Best Choice

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 David Karlson (June 16, 2008)  Let me tell you right off the bat, GE reverse osmosis filters are not the best choice for providing your home with safe drinking water. These types of filters just do not do anything to improve the quality or the taste of your drinking water. The original reverse osmosis system was designed to specifically remove minerals, salt and other larger pieces of debris or sediment. GE reverse .. (Plumbing)

3 Good Reasons Why You Should Have a Water Filtration System in Your Home

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 Monti Sheppard (June 16, 2008)  Have you ever wondered if you need a water filtration system in your home? There is so much conflicting information on the safety of your tap water, that it is difficult to know who is telling the truth. Of course, the government will tell you that your drinking water is safe. But is it really? Keep reading to uncover some eye opening information that will help you decide if water .. (Plumbing)

Wellness Shower Filters Are They Worth the Expense?

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 Judith Pratt (June 15, 2008)  There is no doubt about it, we are all aware of the need to improve the quality of our water these days, both for drinking and showering. You may have decided to start by looking into chlorine removing shower filters. You may have also decided that you want the very best system available on the market. You have decided to look into Wellness shower filters, the most expensive available. . (Plumbing)

Advantages of Whole House Water Filters

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 Judith Pratt (June 15, 2008)  Whole house water filters have an advantage over the others, because with a whole house water filter you can go to any faucet in your home and get filtered water. You have choices, not just one place you have to get the water from. Whole house water filters help your pipes stay cleaner. Since it is filtered at the source, only clean, sediment free liquids are running through them. A .. (Plumbing)

The Truth About Water Purification

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 Judith Pratt (June 15, 2008)  The act of water purification began back in the late 19th century, when people first added chlorine to disinfect. Public treatment facilities still use this dangerous chemical. Not, because it is the safest of the best. They do it simply because it is cheap. The level of chlorine that comes out of your tap is higher than what is considered safe to swim in. The chemical is not even a .. (Plumbing)

What is Reverse Osmosis?

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 David Karlson (June 15, 2008)  Let me ask you a simple question. . . what is reverse osmosis? To simplify it, a process uses pressure to force water through a membrane and removes minerals from the water. So, what does reverse osmosis do? Well, it removes valuable minerals; however, it does not remove harmful chemicals. Many large water treatment facilities use this method to purify water. These systems are also .. (Plumbing)

Water Filtration System How Do You Decide Which One?

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 Judith Pratt (June 14, 2008)  By now you have done your research and decided that there is overwhelming evidence worldwide to prove that yes, you do need to own a Water Filtration System due to pollution. This is important not only if you live in the city but in country areas as well. The fact is that your body consists of over 70% water so it is important that you drink at least eight glasses daily of the very .. (Plumbing)

Discover the Contaminants Eliminated by a Drinking Water Filter System

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 Laurel Tevolitz (June 10, 2008)  The homeowner or business owner who plans to purchase a drinking water filter system should think hard about the conditions that could impact the effectiveness of that system. A water filter system could be called upon to filter water that has a pH well below or well above 7. A system such as this might also be subjected to unexpectedly high water pressures. At the same time, the .. (Plumbing)

Uncover the Facts About Reverse Osmosis Systems

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 James Carol (June 08, 2008)  Ever wondered how a reverse osmosis system, also referred to as a ultra filtration system works, It's basic process involves the movement of water through a membrane which has microscopic openings that allow the water molecules, but not larger compounds, to pass through. Reverse osmosis systems are typically used to reduce the levels of total dissolved solids and suspended matter. Some .. (Plumbing)

Discover the Facts About Home Water Purifiers and Filters

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 James Carol (June 08, 2008)  Ever wonder why there are so many heath concerns reported on by the media on almost any given day. With the tremendous number of man made or what is commonly referred to as Synthetic Organic Chemicals available today, over 80,000 in all, it's of no surprise that fear of their impact on our overall health concerns many of us. The greatest concern is the fact that many of these chemicals .. (Plumbing)

Learn More About Contaminated Drinking Water

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 Laurel Tevolitz (June 03, 2008)  Reports about contaminated drinking water are scary. Environmental groups, consumer protection organizations and major health organizations are all concerned about drinking water contamination. The groups want the government to “do" something. In the meantime, it's up to us to find out what's in our water and how to get it out. Treatment facilities are supposed to publish test .. (Plumbing)

Guidelines For Finding the Best Water Filtration Systems

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 Laurel Tevolitz (June 03, 2008)  If you live on a farm, you should read these guidelines for finding the best water filtration systems. A home on a farm normally obtains its water from the well on that same farm. The presence of pesticides on the farm could cause harmful chemicals to leak into that well water. A farmer with knowledge about the best water filtration systems does not loose sleep worrying about those .. (Plumbing)

Safe Water With a Drinking Water Purification System

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 Trent Barrett (May 28, 2008)  In a country where we take numerous basic essentials for granted, clean water is at the top of the list and for many, drinking water straight from the kitchen sink is done without a second thought. However invisible toxins that can be carried in water make it impossible to know, to the naked eye, whether the water you are drinking is actually clean and safe. A drinking water .. (Plumbing)

Interior Vs Exterior Drainage Systems

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 Jacques Bouchard (May 22, 2008)  Sometimes, finding the best home improvement solution available is a complicated process. It's easy to feel overwhelmed by s wide selection of different home improvement or repair options on the market- all seemingly good solutions. Often, these choices end up being an issue of personal preference- a simple matter of finding the product you like best and going with it. However, .. (Plumbing)




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