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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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The First 6 Things to Do in the Event of a Basement Flood

A basement flood is way more than a bit of a bummer.  A basement flood is much more than an inconvenience.  In fact, it is a disaster that can jeopardize safety and be expensive. When you walk down the stairs …

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Indoor Lightning Safety: Plumbing and Electrical Tips

We may joke about getting struck by lightning, but it really isn’t something to joke around about.  Did you know that lightning can actually reach temperatures hotter than the sun?  Yep, lightning has recorded temperatures of up to 50,000 degrees …

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6 Bath Toys that Won’t Get Stuck in the Tub Drain

Bath time for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers usually isn’t complete without a tub full of toys.  Toys elevate the experience of bathing from a simple hygienic exercise to an opportunity to splash, play, and explore.  The problem is that sometimes …

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