Why You Should Drink Less Bottled Water

We all use bottled water at one time or another to satisfy our need for “clean and fresh”. And that’s true whether at home or on the go. But legions of people across the land overdo it, thus creating an ecological menace.  Consider these very real and alarming statistics: Plastic bottles take 700 years to […]

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How to Unclog Your Kitchen Sink Drain

Isn’t it great when your kids help you clean up after dinner, especially without even having to ask them. It’s such a blessed treat for many parents that they don’t think to impart their knowledge of what can and shouldn’t go down the drain – until, of course, the deed is done. And there you […]

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Enjoy Unlimited Hot Water with a Tankless Water Heater

If you’re ready to replace your water heater, you have more options than ever. And that’s literally true thanks to new technologies and a relatively new government mandate for greater energy efficiency. For purposes of this blog, let’s assume you have either an electric or gas storage tank water heater. Most people still do, but […]

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How to Unclog a Shower Drain

The easiest way to tell if you have a partially clogged shower drain is to look down. Not now, of course, but while you’re taking a shower. Because if the water isn’t draining as fast as it’s pouring all over you and, instead, is rising up to and beyond your ankles, there’s a clog. Before […]

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Plumbing Problems You Shouldn’t Ignore

For the most part, plumbing problems are front and center when they occur, and hard to ignore. Then again, that’s not always the case as certain obvious warning signs are ignored until the problem has grown worse and taking action is no longer an option. If, for example, you lose hot water, you’re going to […]

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The Pros & Cons of Cooking on a Gas Stove

If you spend enough time watching the Food Channel, you know that all the top cooks and chefs use gas stoves and ovens to prepare their meals. Does that mean, perhaps, that you’re now beyond curious and seriously thinking about switching from electric to gas at home? Well, to help you along in that process, […]

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How to Choose a Drain Cleaning Company

We all know about knee-jerk reactions, as in, doing and saying the first thing that comes to mind in response to some sort of external stimulus. Touching a hot stove, for example, not only causes you to pull your hand away in a hurry, but perhaps utter a few choice words or two – hopefully […]

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Why You Need an Annual Water Heater Inspection

Water heating accounts for approximately 14 percent of your home’s annual energy costs. That makes it the third largest source of energy consumption in your home, trailing only your heating and cooling systems in that department. That’s reason enough to schedule a water heater tune-up from Norhio Plumbing.  But here are two more: Over time, […]

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How to Detect Water Leaks.

Ever wonder how much water is contained in a drop? Well, so did the US Department of Interior, who determined that on a gallon of water contains 15,140 drops. Well, as the saying goes, that knowledge plus a dollar (or so) will get you a cup of coffee.  But hold off on that coffee for […]

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How to Prevent Basement Flooding

As the song lyrics go, “Into each life, a little rain must fall.” But since when does “life” have to be synonymous with “basement”? The truth is, there’s plenty you can do to prevent water from entering your basement, even though some of those measures can be pricey.  Here are a few things you can […]

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