Why is there a sewer smell in my basement?

A strong sewer smell coming from your basement is most often caused from a dried out floor drain, a bad ejector pit seal, improperly vented appliances or fixtures, or even a damaged sewer line. Floor Drains – Rarely-used floor drains in your basement are typically the source of the…

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Slow Water from your Faucet? Clean the Aerator.

If you’ve noticed the water running out of your faucet or shower head has slowed to a trickle, a blocked aerator could be to blame. Fortunately, unclogging it is a simple fix. What is a Faucet Aerator? A faucet aerator is at the end of your water faucet. It…

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3 Ways to Deodorize a Stinky Garbage Disposal

If you’ve noticed a funky smell lingering in your kitchen even after taking out the trash and cleaning the fridge, it could be your garbage disposal. Bits of food can get stuck to the grinder blades, leading to bacteria growth and a stinky sink. Here are 3 natural ways…

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Test Your Sump Pump

Spring is almost here, and in the Wichita area that often means heavy rain. That’s why you should test your sump pump now, and then every month or two through summer and fall. What Does a Sump Pump Do? Many homes use sump pumps to prevent ground water from…

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Why is the Water from My Faucet a Strange Color?

If the water from your faucets is coming out in funny colors, it can be an unsettling experience – especially if you’re getting ready to cook or use the bathtub or shower. There are a variety of reasons this could be happening, and not all issues require service but…

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Preventative Maintenance for Drain Clogs

In order to save yourself time, money and headaches, there are household items you can use to prevent clogs in your drains before they become a problem. Used regularly, they can help keep your drain free of obstructions and your water flowing freely. If you already have a clog,…

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Problems and Solutions for Hard Water Buildup

What is Hard Water? Water is considered hard if it has a high concentration of dissolved minerals like magnesium and calcium. These elements can be picked up by groundwater as it passes in and around soil and rocks. Water hardness is measured in grains per gallon (GPG), parts per…

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About water softening equipment

Water softeners are appliances connected to your home’s water supply that remove the minerals like calcium and magnesium that cause water hardness. Water softening equipment can be easily removed, so you can take it with you if you move. The most common method for producing soft water is through…

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Tips to Conserve Water in Your Home

Finding ways to cut down our water usage has been a hot topic of late, but how exactly do we do it? Reducing water usage will become more and more important in years to come, so here are some easy ways you can start today. Shower or Bath? If…

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The History of Toilet Paper

In America, toilet paper is one of those things we tend to take for granted, unless it’s not there. But have you ever wondered what people did before it was invented, and how long it’s been in use? The answers might surprise you. Before Toilet Paper Before toilet paper,…

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