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    Top 10 Indoor/Outdoor Ways to Save Water

    Currently, we can only utilize 1% of Earth’s entire water supply.  The other 99% of Earth’s water supply is either salt water or frozen, so you can see just how important that 1% really is to our way of life. Cities around the world are feeling the effects of decades upon decades of little or no water conservation, so it’s more important than ever to do everything in our power to preserve and protect Mother Nature’s greatest natural resource, our water supply. Listed below, you’ll find our Top 10 Indoor/Outdoor “Everyone Can Make a Difference” Water Conservation tips.  Do it…

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    30+ Amazing Facts, Figures & Statistics About Water

    1. Less than 2% of the Earth’s water supply is fresh water. 2. Our ocean and seas salt water make up 97% of all water on Earth. 3. 1% of the earth’s water supply is fit for drinking, 2% percent is frozen and the rest is salt water.. 4. The human body is almost 75% water. 5. You can survive for a month without food, but only 5 -7 days without water. 6. American’s drink about 110 million gallons of water every day. 7. Landscaping accounts for about half the water Californians use at home.Showers account for another 18 percent, while toilets use about 20 percent. 8….

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    Don’t Get Caught with Your Pants Down! Tips for Summer Home Buyers

    Most real estate professionals refer to summer the “home buying” season.  More homes are sold during the Summer months than at any other time of the year.    Unfortunately, the rush and pressure to find, purchase and settle into a new home before the school year starts makes it easy for summer buyers to miss signs of trouble that they wouldn’t normally overlook. When they do recognize the signs of distress such as water leakage, poor pipes or an inadequate plumbing system, it’s usually too late to do anything but hire a professional plumbing contractor to repair the problem which could have been…

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    Simple, Inexpensive and FREE Ways to Save Water & Money

                        If you thought making small water saving changes to your home and lifestyle wouldn’t amount to much then think again!  We’ve compiled a list of simple, inexpensive and free ways to conserve water and save on your monthly utility bill at the same time. Save money, conserve water and help Mother Nature at the same time by becoming a proactive part of Orange County’s water conservation effort.  Being part of the solution feels so much better than being part of the problem and that goes double for saving money. The suggestions, ideas and tips listed below represent a fraction of…

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    How to Install a New Hot Water Heater – for Do-it-Yourselfers

    If you’re reading this article then we’re going to assume that you have, or had, an electric hot water heating system in your home and that you were successful in getting a couple of buddies to help you remove it by following the steps outlined in the previous article. With proper maintenance and care, a new Hot Water Heater can last for 10, 15 or even 20 years. Unfortunately, the vast majority of homes sold in Southern California aren’t new and the hot water heaters in most of our homes have been used for a number of years and may…

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    How to Remove Your Old Hot Water Heater – for Do-it-Yourselfers

    Sooner or later, all hot water heating systems need replacing and our step by step removal guide for electric, not gas, hot water heaters should come in very handy for the growing number of Do-it-Yourselfers in Orange County.  If your water heater is more than 10-15 years old or if the outside shell has numerous rusty surfaces then it’s time to get a new one.  If you have a gas water heater, don’t risk a gas leak and call us or another plumbing professional for the removal as well as the installation of gas water heating systems.  If your old…

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    How to Unclog a Kitchen Sink or Drain – Tips to Save You Time, Money & Aggravation!

    GEERS has been cleaning and unclogging the kitchen sinks and drains of Orange County residential and commercial customers for more than 50 years and we’ve seen just about everything there is to see when it comes to stopped-up, backed-up and horribly clogged kitchen sinks and drains. A clogged kitchen sink is one of the most common, inconvenient and unpleasant plumbing problems that can totally disrupt an entire household if not handled quickly and in the appropriate fashion. Most blocked or clogged kitchen sinks and drains fall into the following 3 categories: The No Worries & Eco-Friendly Category – Sink or…

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    5 Simple Ways to Save Money & Reduce Your Utility Bill

    Take Care of Your Heating System & it Will Take Care of You! 1. Master your Thermostat If lower utilities bills are what you are after this winter, then your thermostat is the place to start. Saving on heating costs won’t require drastic reduction, but it will take some strategy. By lowering the thermostat while you are out of the home or asleep at night, you can significantly reduce monthly bills. Installing a programmable thermostat will do the job for you, and most programmable thermostats will pay for themselves in just one year of strategic heating and cooling. 2. Adjust…

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    Rare & Hard-to-find Replacement Parts

    GEERS One-Stop-Plumbing & Heating Shop has a well deserved reputation among the General Contractor and Professional Plumbing communities for having one of the Southlands largest and most diverse “on-hand” inventories of hard-to-find and exotic replacement parts, supplies and accessories.  We’ve been servicing the needs of Orange County residential communities for more than 50 years, but the growth of our rare, hard-to-find and exotic parts, supplies and accessories segment of business came primarily from industrial and commercial sectors in general and general contractors and professional craftsman in particular. In late 2003 or early 2004, we started seeing larger than anticipated sales…

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    How to Fix a Constantly Running Toilet

    The signs that you have an inefficient, money eating, environmentally wasteful and simply annoying running toilet are easily recognizable. If your toilet or toilets are constantly making strange noises, they always sound like you forgot to turn the water completely off or you notice a sudden spike in your monthly water bill, then the odds are good that you’ve got a faulty running toilet.

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