Going Green for St. Patrick’s Day

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While you may be decked out in your green gear today, who says going green has to stop on St. Patrick’s Day? Use these tips to reduce your energy consumption, and give back to the environment. 1. Recycle Household Items From cardboard shipping boxes to glass, plastic, and aluminum cans and bottles, there are plenty … Read more

Ways to Prepare Your Plumbing for Spring

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It’s almost time to exchange your snowshoes for sandals because Spring is just around the corner! While you’re preparing for a season full of sun, it’s important to take the time to prep your plumbing for the warm weather. Here are a few tips to get you started. 1. Check Your Pipes for Leaks Winter … Read more

Essential Improvements for Your Next Bathroom Remodel

Whether you’re looking to keep up with modern-day styles or are just looking to upgrade, redoing your bathroom gives you a chance to adapt the space to any previously unaddressed needs. It also increases the value of your home should you decide to sell in the future. Here are a few easy renovations to get … Read more

What’s in Minnesota’s Unfiltered Water?

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Glass Half Empty or Half Contaminated? When most of us hold a cup of cold tap water to light, we may not see anything alarming in our glass. Additionally, tap water helps us complete daily chores around our home — from cooking to showering and doing laundry. It’s important to know what substances are lurking … Read more

Why is My Boiler Leaking Water?

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If you have a boiler in your home, you know this appliance is essential to keeping your space warm and cozy during cooler months.  Although a quality boiler is built to last for a long time, there are some instances where it may need significant repair. Most frequently, maintenance is required when you are experiencing … Read more

How Water Quality Affects Your HVAC

Though many homeowners may only concern themselves of their water quality when using it in the bathroom or the kitchen, your air quality can also be impacted. Believe it or not, the HVAC system in your home can be negatively affected by poor water quality. Read on to learn more. What is Hard Water? Hard … Read more

What Is A Backflow Preventer?

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Backflow is the backward flow of water that’s been contaminated by sewage and other contaminants. It is a serious hazard that could affect people’s health along with the sanitation and cleanliness of their homes. However, with a backflow preventer, you can avoid this all together. Here’s how: Backflow Prevention Devices A backflow preventer device is … Read more

Ways to Protect Your Water Softener in Winter

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Frigid weather conditions across Minnesota and Wisconsin can cause significant damage to your home and lead to expensive repairs. Additionally, damage to your home’s plumbing can put your water softener and water quality at risk. Fortunately, you can follow these tips to help keep your plumbing well-protected throughout this winter season. 1. Let the Faucet … Read more

Are Tankless Water Heaters Worth The Investment?

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Today, customers in Minnesota and Wisconsin are seeking energy-efficient water heating systems for their homes. New tankless water heaters heat water at tap level and can prove to be a good investment for many households. Read on to decide if a tankless water heater is right for you. How Tankless Water Heaters Work The introduction … Read more

Is Hard Water Ruining Your Holiday Baking?

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Can Water Ruin Your Holiday Recipe? There’s something about the holiday season that inspires us to bake fresh, warm goods for our loved ones. Giving the gift of a home-baked treat is a great way to show your gratitude to your friends and family. But could your home’s water supply be the Grinch in your … Read more