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Does Tulsa’s Water Have Fluoride?

Wednesday, November 29 2017 4:06 PM
Categorized In General
The City of Tulsa has added fluoride to its water supply since 1953. According to City Ordinance (Title 11-C, Chapter 1, Section 103), fluoridation is instituted at a maximum content of 0.7 parts per million (milligrams per liter), which is the DHHS and EPA recommendation. Fluoridation Background Almost all water contains fluoride naturally, but ... Read Article

What to Do When Your Water Heater Is Leaking

Tuesday, September 12 2017 8:46 AM
Categorized In General
Uh-oh. There’s a pool of water under your water heater, or running down the sides or top. You don’t see water dripping onto the unit from another source. You’ve got a water heater leak. Here’s what to do. Safety note: Avoid direct or indirect contact with the heated water! On factory settings, the water produced is hot enou... Read Article

Why Is My Dishwasher Not Draining?

Thursday, July 20 2017 12:11 PM
Categorized In General
When you think about all the food and scraps that are put into dishwashers and drains, it's not surprising that things back up once in awhile. Although there are many reasons why a dishwasher is failing to drain, there are a few steps anyone can take to troubleshoot the problem themselves before calling a professional for assistance. Step 1 - Run ... Read Article

Does Tulsa Chlorinate the Water?

Wednesday, January 11 2017 11:02 AM
Categorized In General
This may not be a subject you’re familiar with, or even worried about, but it may be of concern to your plumbing and your health over time. Tulsa began adding chloramine to the water in 2012, and as expected, it was a controversial topic amongst the city. Chloramine is between 3 to 5 parts chlorine to 1 part ammonia. What is Chlorine? Chlor... Read Article

What are Tankless Water Heaters?

Monday, January 2 2017 11:17 AM
Categorized In General
Tankless water heaters, or instantaneous water heaters, heat water only when it’s needed. While they may cost more initially, they can last longer than regular water heaters and help save on energy costs. Learning about the different types of tankless water heaters, their benefits and how they work, may be helpful before you decide to make a ... Read Article

How a New Toilet Can Reduce Your Water Bill

Monday, August 8 2016 1:11 PM
Categorized In General
Did you know that toilets account for nearly 30% of water use in the home? Every single time you flush, you’re spending money on water. Upgrading from an old toilet to a new high-efficiency toilet can help you save money on your water bill while also helping preserve precious water resources. Here’s why. 1. New Toilets Use Far Less ... Read Article

How to Safely Retrieve Something from a Garbage Disposal

Monday, January 25 2016 1:55 PM
Categorized In General
Whether it’s from “helpful” toddlers or just a case of butterfingers, sometimes things wind up in the garbage disposal that don’t belong there. But don’t worry, if you accidentally drop something into your disposer, there are ways to safely get it out. Sometimes you can hear an object rattling around inside, but if ... Read Article

The Science Behind the Plunger

Wednesday, December 23 2015 11:54 AM
Categorized In General
A toilet plunger is something most of us hope we never have to use, and when we do need one, we just want it to work. As much as you might not want to think about it, understanding how a plunger works can make it easier and faster to clear a clog in a sink or toilet. What is a toilet plunger? A plunger consists of a long stick that’s used... Read Article

How to Maintain a Water Heater

Wednesday, November 18 2015 3:11 PM
Categorized In General
You rely on your water heater every day for hot showers, fresh laundry and clean dishes, and with proper maintenance it can last for around 15 years or more without needing replacement. Here are some tips you can implement right away to help your water heater last for as long as possible. Adjust the Temperature Find the thermostat on your water h... Read Article

Should You Replace Your Hot Water Heater Yourself?

Wednesday, October 28 2015 2:51 PM
Categorized In General
Replacing a hot water heater is a big job, and should not be done without a good deal of knowledge and experience in home improvement installations. If your water heater isn’t working, it’s possible you simply need a repair done on the existing water heater. If you’re unsure whether you need a new water heater or a repair, contact... Read Article

Winter Care for Garden Hoses

Tuesday, October 20 2015 4:24 PM
Categorized In General
During the colder winter months you may not think leaving your garden hose connected outside will cause problems, but this is far from the truth. Failing to properly disconnect and store your garden hose each winter can lead to damage to not only your hose, but your pipes as well. After you use your hose there is still water trapped inside the hos... Read Article

How Tankless Water Heaters Work

Wednesday, May 13 2015 3:52 PM
Categorized In General
Tankless water heaters are often referred to as on-demand heaters, because they heat water as it’s needed. Tankless water heaters have been commonly used in Europe for years, but have only recently become popular with homeowners here in the United States. Their surge in popularity is mainly because tankless heaters use less energy than tradit... Read Article

25 Ways to Save Water Inside and Outside your Home

Wednesday, April 22 2015 3:55 PM
Categorized In General
With the Tulsa area still experiencing moderate drought conditions, conserving water continues to be an important issue. Here are some steps you can take to use less water at home: 1. Check for hidden water leaks. Read your water meter, don’t use any water for 2 hours, and then check the meter again. If the reading isn’t the same, you ... Read Article

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