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Step by Step Guide to Finding an Object Flushed Down the Toilet

There is a certain kind of “uh oh” that happens when something gets flushed down the toilet.  Toddlers may say those syllables with an air of surprise as they watch their toy car swirl round and round.  Adults, on the …

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8 Things to Never Ever Flush Down the Toilet

Most of us can say with confidence what objects we should flush down the toilet–toilet paper and human waste.  But, where things get a little foggy is when we stop and think about what CANNOT be flushed down.  While there …

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Why You Shouldn’t Shower During a Thunderstorm

There are over 16 million thunderstorms worldwide each year.  While most of us have probably experienced quite a few in our lifetimes, there’s still plenty that average person doesn’t actually know about storms.  For example, did you know that thunder …

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How to Prep the Bathroom for Potty Training

Potty training is an inevitable part of parenting–one that parents often dread.  It’s true that it can be messy, frustrating, and exhausting, but, it can also be wonderful to experience your child learning a new and important skill.  Whether the …

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A Simple Guide to Reducing Germs in the Bathtub

It turns out that baths are pretty controversial topic.  Either you love soaking in the bathtub, or you think that they are absolutely disgusting.  Now, we are going to stay neutral here and not say whether or not we prefer …

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5 Bathroom Cleaning Supplies that Might Surprise You

Cleaning the bathroom may be not be your favorite task, but it is something that needs to be done.  More than for just hygienic and aesthetic reasons, regular bathroom cleaning can also prevent mold growth and health issues such as …

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Everything You Wanted (or didn’t) about Drain Flies

Any time you see bugs in your house, you can’t help but feel a little bit grossed out.  This is particularly true if you find them in places where you eat–such as your kitchen, or in places that you try …

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How to Prevent Legionnaire’s Disease in Your Home

What is Legionnaire’s Disease? Legionnaire’s Disease, or its less severe counterpart, Pontiac Fever, is a respiratory condition caused by breathing in the bacteria, Legionella. Where Could it Be in Your Home? Naturally found in freshwater, according to the Centers for …

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Why You Should Start Drinking Hot Water Now

We all know that we are supposed to drink water.  And, if you have ever been really, really thirsty, you can definitely attest to how great water is.  That said, there are actually some benefits that you can get from …

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What is the Ideal Hot Water Tank Temperature?

I am someone that likes things HOT.  I do not even like to drink coffee if it reaches a lukewarm temperature, and I prefer for the water in the shower to be extra steamy.  In the past, we have had …

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