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Outdoor Cleaning While Saving Water

Everyone likes to keep the outside of their homes tidy and clean. Your neighbors may appreciate the effort, but your water bill may not. Saving water is easy when you change up a few of your routine outdoor tasks. Start with sweeping away the dirt from driveways, pathways, and sidewalks instead of hosing them off. Depending on your hose, you could be spraying at a rate of 5 to 10 gallons per minute. Even short five or fifteen minute jobs end up using a lot of water that is simply running down the drain. Sweeping takes little to no extra effort and delivers the same …

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Water-Saving Showerheads

Changing your showerhead is a fast and simple way to decrease water usage inside your home. Particularly if you have an older home with an outdated showerhead, you could be using more water than you really need every time you hop into the shower. New showerheads can be inexpensive and help you save water by lowering the flow to 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm) or less. Many homes even go to a lower gpm simply out of preference – in 1999, the national average was 2.22 gpm! When it’s time to replace your showerhead, you can also consider one with an on-off switch. This switch …

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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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