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3 Ways You Can Help A Senior Relative Stay Cool This Summer

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According to the CDC, there were more than 7,000 heat related deaths in the United States between 1999 and 2009. The median age of the victims of heat related deaths was 65. Seniors are at particular risk for heat stroke and heat exhaustion because the circulatory systems of elderly people do not work as well as the circulatory systems of younger adults. Seniors don’t sweat as effectively, and certain medical conditions common to the elderly – as well as certain medications – can make them more sensitive to the heat. Read More»

Simple Solutions For Safely Cleaning Your Glass Shower Enclosure

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Considering a mid-range bathroom remodel offers an estimated 77.1 percent return on investment, it is easy to see the benefits of updating your bathroom. Fortunately, installing frameless glass shower doors adds appeal and tremendous value to your bathroom remodel. The glass makes your bathroom appear larger with its airy, modern design. While visibly bright and open, the enclosed glass space can be problematic to clean. Using traditional bathroom cleaners and glass sprays may seem like the easiest way to clean and shine your glass shower. Read More»

5 Smart Home Upgrades That Can Be Added To New Window Replacements

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Replacing residential windows is a big step in improving clarity, controlling temperatures, and reducing energy costs. As you plan the window glass replacement in your home, it’s a good time to consider the number of technological upgrades that are available for windows. By turning to smart home products, you have the ability to automate window control. The following five types of upgrades can easily be added to any new residential glass installation and will use modern technology to make your life as easy as possible. Read More»

How To Fix A Smelly Water Heater

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If your water heater releases a strong rotten egg odor, then you may consider hiring a professional for plumbing repairs so a new appliance can be secured in your home.  Unfortunately, this may not be the best solution.  A strong odor does not mean that your water heater is not working correctly.  It just means that you need to take some steps to restore the appliance.  Keep reading to learn how you can do this. Read More»

3-Step Guide To Flushing And Cleaning Your Old Electric Hot Water Heater Using Vinegar

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After noticing that your hot water has lost its warmth or the stream is slow, you may be thinking it is time to replace your electric water heater. However, it may only need to be flushed and cleaned. Before you spend the money on a new one, use the following three-step guide to flushing and cleaning your hot water heater with vinegar. Step 1: Drain The Water Heater’s Tank The first step involves draining the water heater’s tank and flushing out the excess sediment. Read More»