A Scent of Home

Every home has its own scent, whether you can smell it or not.  Recall the last few times you’ve visited a distant relative.  It’s likely that their home has a specific scent you’re familiar with.  That’s true for every house and, the longer we spend in a building, the more likely we are to stop […]

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Space Stations and Plumbing

It may not come as a surprise to you that many of the systems and products we use in everyday tasks (such as aluminum foil) were created specifically to solve problems in space.  Free-fall, microgravity, and the lack of a suitable environment for human habitation have all lead scientists to great leaps and bounds in […]

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Water Heater Maintenance Tips

Regular care and maintenance for your water heater offers the same benefits you’ll find with careful maintenance for anything else: longevity and energy-saving efficiency.  Performing maintenance two to three times a year is the best way to ensure that your water heater reaches its maximum lifespan.  Remember that all maintenance should be done while wearing […]

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What is a Plumbing Trap?

Plumbing, the art of moving water so it can be used for drinking, cleaning, power, and cooling.  A complicated system of pumping a fluid up from the ground and letting gravity carry it back.  The thing is, with all the things that can get caught in your plumbing, the shape of your plumbing is as […]

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