Who Invented Indoor Plumbing?

April 16, 2021

We often take plumbing for granted. Hot and cold water automatically flow when we turn on a tap, and the toilet is conveniently there when we need it. We usually don’t think about where our plumbing came from or its long history. Plumbing in Ancient Times Water pipes and basic sewer systems showed up in ancient Sumer, Egypt and Crete almost 4000 years ago. The ancient Romans created intricate aqueduct systems to move water around their empire. They even used bronze and lead pipes to carry water to public baths and the homes of the wealthy.

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Why Does My Bathroom Smell Like Sewage?

March 16, 2021

The sewer smells coming from your bathroom can be annoying, but learning the causes of such smells can help you deal with them. Here are some causes of sewer smells in a bathroom. All Clogged Up A clogged-up toilet could be the reason for the sewer smell in the bathroom. You can try a plunger to unclog your toilet and get rid of the sewer smell. However, if it doesn’t get rid of the toilet clog, you probably need a professional plumber for the task. The blockage could be too hard, or there could be another

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Why Is My Water Pressure So Low?

February 12, 2021

Low water pressure can be as annoying as no hot water at all. Surprisingly, your water pressure might reduce so gradually that you may not even realize it at first. Low water pressure affects more than showering; it also makes other tasks, such as laundry and washing dishes, tedious. There could be other underlying issues that are affecting your plumbing system and causing the low water pressure. Here are some of the potential reasons why your home in Clinton, MO, is experiencing low water pressure. Main Water Source Issue A problem with

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How Often Should You Change Your Furnace Filter?

January 10, 2021

A filter might not be the most complex part of an HVAC system, but it serves a very important duty. Dirt, dander, and other impurities circulating in the air get caught by the filter. Hopefully, the filter will dramatically reduce the number of impurities in the home and the ducts. Filters require changing one time; read on to learn about an ideal timeline for these changes. Routine Frequencies for Filter Changes Every 90 to 180 days appears to be the recommended period for changing your furnace filter. Homeowners may embrace prudence and perform the switch

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Traditional Water Heater vs. Tankless Water Heater

December 14, 2020

When you need a new water heater, you can choose between getting a traditional or tankless model. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. What Is a Traditional Water Heater? A traditional water heater is a large insulated storage tank that is heated by electricity or gas. The water is stored at a set temperature and the water is heated and reheated as needed. Traditional Water Heater Pros and Cons These water heaters are relatively inexpensive to buy and have installed. They store a large amount of hot water, so they work

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Common Reasons You’re Paying Too Much for Heat

November 18, 2020

If you’re tired of opening your heating bills and being concerned over how high they are, there are things you can address to fix the problem. There are a few common reasons people pay too much to heat their homes. Too Little Insulation Many homes have too little insulation, especially older ones. This allows expensive heat to leave your home and makes your heater run all day long. You can fix this situation by increasing the amount of insulation in your attic and walls. Leaky Ducts It’s been found that

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Why Your Furnace Smells Like It’s Burning

October 20, 2020

It isn’t uncommon for your furnace to emit a burning smell after being turned on for the first time in several months. In some cases, it may be a cause for concern, but there is also a chance that you have nothing to worry about. Let’s take a look at some reasons why your furnace may smell like it’s burning. Excess Dust Is Being Burned Off Over the course of the spring and summer months, dust will likely accumulate on fan blades, motor blowers, and other parts of your furnace. When you turn

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What are the 4 Major Indoor Air Pollutants?

September 24, 2020

When you think of pollution, you probably think of factories illegally dumping waste into waterways, cities covered by ever-permanent blankets of smog or the exhaust of consumer vehicles pumping out tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. These are all major sources of pollution, though most people fail to think about indoor air pollutants. Even if you live in a rural area with crisp, clean air, your home may suffer from poor indoor air quality as a result of these major indoor air pollutants. 1. Cleaning Products Cleaning products help households and businesses maintain clean environments

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A Guide to Attic Insulation

August 11, 2020

Insulation in your attic saves you a lot of money on your energy bills. However, it’s a good idea to have a professional install insulation. In all likelihood, it won’t be as effective at preventing heat from transferring out of your home through the roof if you attempt to do the installation by yourself. Here are the main factors to think about when it comes to your attic insulation. Signs You Need New Insulation Mysteriously increasing energy bills are a sign you may not have enough attic insulation. Your existing insulation may be old, have water

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How to Improve Seasonal Allergies with Better Indoor Air

July 15, 2020

If you suffer from allergies, relieving your symptoms is likely something that is always on your mind. Did you know that the air in your home has a major effect on these conditions? Let us take a closer look at how to improve seasonal allergies with better indoor air. Sleeping To start things off, better indoor air makes it easier to sleep. When there aren’t particles in the air to disturb your allergies, you’ll be able to get a good night’s rest. Your allergies won’t flare up in the middle of the night, and you’ll

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