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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 Particularly if you have an older home with an outdated showerhead, you could be using more water than you really need every time you hop into the shower.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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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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