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Did you know that bathrooms are the largest water users in your home? They account for more than half of all indoor water usage. Giving your bathroom a mini-makeover by installing a WaterSense labeled toilet, faucet and shower head can save your household about 7000 gallons annually, that’s enough water to wash six months worth of laundry!

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The WaterSafe™ Smart Leak Protection System is the first-of-its kind monitoring and alerting system that keeps your home safe from major water damage.

Consisting of a monitor, sensors and water shut-off valve and controller, the system alerts you when it detects water leaks, when the valve has closed or re-opened, when the temperature drops too low, when the batteries on the sensors are low, when there is a power failure to the monitor or valve, or when it detects high humidity.

Keep watching here for more information or give us a call for a quote. Remember, it’s not a matter of “IF” but “WHEN”.

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Spring will soon be here and that means spring cleaning. Be careful the first time you use your outside faucets. They could have frozen and burst over the winter and you don’t know it until you turn them on. The first time you turn on each faucet or hook up the garden hose, it’s a good idea to leave it running and go inside to make sure you’re not flooding your basement or crawl space. Better yet, have someone inside checking things out while you’re outside turning the faucets on and off. Many times we have heard from homeowners who were out washing cars or windows and come back inside to a flooded basement, not a good thing.. If you do have a brozen/burst hosebib just turn it off and don’t use it again until it has been replaced. It won’t leak anymore as long as you keep it turned off. A do-it-yourselfer can replace a hosebib with no problem, it you need help give us a call!

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A full bath tub requires about 70 gallons of water, while taking a five-minute shower uses 10 to 25 gallons. If you’re taking a bath put the stopper in right away and adjust the water as the tub is filling.

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Your government hard at work.. Now they’re considering a “redefinition” of showerheads. They want to regulate not only the gallons per minute allowed per shower head (they already do this, it’s 2.5 gallons per minute) but per shower unit. Meaning if you have 1 shower you can only use 2.5 gallons per minute in that shower. If you are lucky enough to have a shower with 2 shower heads or some nice body sprays and a hand shower, this will no longer be allowed unless all the outlets combined use no more than 2.5 gallons per minute. Even if you only use one at a time that won’t work, it will be measured by the total flow of all outlets. I’m all for water conservation but this is ridiculous.

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/residential/pdfs/showerhead_guidance.pdf

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Trees and shrubs have a deeper root system and require longer but less frequent watering than lawns and shallow rooted plants. You can check with your local extension service for advice on the amount and frequency of water needed in your area.

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Raise your lawn mower cutting height – longer blades help shade each other, cut down on evaoporation and inhibit weed growth.

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