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How to Clean Your Grill

Cleaning your grill will get the summer off to the right start. The grime that accumulated last year can cause minor or serious issues with your grill, and keeping it clean will help it last longer. With just a little bit of time and some elbow grease, your grill can be brought back to life. Time to clean it, inside and out. You’ll need a few supplies to get started: Cleaning gloves Glass cleaner Warm soapy water Sponge Nylon terry cloth Scrubber Grill brush Stainless steel cleaner Paper towels Scouring pad Paint scraper Start with a cool grill. No sense in starting the summer off …

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Check Your Water Meter Regularly

Your water meter gets looked at maybe four times a year, and even then, it’s usually a repair or service person checking it, not you. Or maybe it isn’t looked at all and your water use is measured elsewhere. You could be wasting water without even knowing it when your water meter could be filling you in on all of its secrets. You just have to stop by and ask it! Before you go and take a peek, please be aware that some utility companies prohibit you from opening the meter box. If your meter is not visible without opening a box or other protective …

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Conserve Water On Demand

That big tank in the garage or utility closet may often go unrecognized for all the hard work it does. Your hot water heater delivers warm and hot water when and where you need it – showers, baths, washing dishes, laundry, you name it. It’s worth giving it a little attention now and then, though, to ensure that it’s running most effectively. Water heaters that aren’t performing at their best can often be energy AND water wasters, which means they’re wasting your hard-earned money! If it takes a long time for hot water to come out of your tap, or if the hot water seems …

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