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What is a water ionizer and what does it do?

As I’ve become more and more familiar with water purifiers over the past few years, I’ve seen a lot of information pop up about water ionizers as well. What struck me most was their price, as they tend to be extremely expensive for what is ultimately a household countertop item. It begs the question: What is a Read more about What is a water ionizer and what does it do?[…]

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Does a water purifier work with well water? The Surprising Answer

Flickr Commons image via World Bank Photo Collection My family recently moved from the city limits to a more rural piece of property out in the country in central Virginia. This got me thinking a lot about water sources and the different issues that arise in the country versus the city. For example, we have Read more about Does a water purifier work with well water? The Surprising Answer[…]

How does a reverse osmosis system work to purify water?

A reverse osmosis water purifying system at work. Flickr Commons image via StickerGiantMy husband and I recently purchased a reverse osmosis system for our drinking water. The system came from Lowe’s and cost relatively little money. The installation process took about two hours total and then another 24 hours of waiting before it had stored Read more about How does a reverse osmosis system work to purify water?[…]

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Can a garbage disposal catch on fire?

There are some mixed feelings about garbage disposals.  On the one hand, who could live without the convenience and ease of disposing of food waste without the hassle and mess of scraping food waste into the trash? On the other hand, there is a vague sense of “who knows what goes on under that rubber cover?” At Read more about Can a garbage disposal catch on fire?[…]

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Kitchen Sink Materials (most commonly used)

You may have heard the expression “everything but the kitchen sink” as it refers to a collection of items. In this article we will discuss the most common kitchen sink materials. The options have a similar degree of variety, making for a fairly wide scope in pricing and strength.  Sink materials are as varied as their Read more about Kitchen Sink Materials (most commonly used)[…]

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Is it okay to put egg shells in a garbage disposal?

Can you put egg shells in a garbage disposal?In this article, I want to answer a really simple yet perplexing question: Is it okay to put egg shells in a garbage disposal?  In other words: Do egg shells cause damage or are they too hard for garbage disposals to handle? The simple answer is that Read more about Is it okay to put egg shells in a garbage disposal?[…]

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Garbage Disposal is Leaking: What should I do?

Your garbage disposal is leaking and you have no idea what to do about it. First, don’t panic. Here are the initial steps to take:Turn off and avoid running water from the sinkUnplug the garbage disposalClean out any food waste within reach from the sink inside the disposalClear everything out from beneath your cabinet (where the disposal Read more about Garbage Disposal is Leaking: What should I do?[…]