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22 Weeks of Summer: Post #5 – How Much Water Does Your Body Need When It’s Hot?

Get ready for summer in the Harrisburg area, because it’s going to get hot sooner rather than later. And when the thermometer soars, you need to have some H2O at the ready because the last thing you want is to become dehydrated. The big question, of course, is how much water you need to stay

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10 Signs You Need a New Water Heater

Do you think your water heater might be on its last legs? After 10-12 years, most “tank” (pun intended!) But how can you tell when a new one is needed? Below are the top 10 signs that indicate purchasing a new water heater is on the horizon: Your water heater doesn’t heat water anymore (or

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22 Weeks of Summer: Post #8 – Are Your Pipes Well-Insulated? (It Matters, Even in the Summer!)

In the wintertime, you often hear about the virtues of making sure your pipes are well-insulated. However, it’s just as important during the summer months. No, your pipes aren’t going to freeze during the blazing heat of July; however, they could still burst because of poor insulation. Perhaps worst of all, your pocketbook could be

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22 Weeks of Summer: Post #6 – How Summer Storms Can Lead to Your Having an (Unwanted) “Indoor Pool”

ou’ve always wanted a pool… just not in your basement. Thanks to those flash summer storms, though, many homeowners find themselves the unwilling recipients of a body of water inside their homes. This is problematic for numerous reasons: It’s expensive to fix, it takes time to “come back” after indoor flooding, it can lead to

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When Plumbing DIY Isn’t Recommended

So you’re a Do-It-Yourselfer (DIYer)? That’s great! We at Pronto are like that. In fact, as a small water droplet, I always had the mentality that I could do everything on my own. Unfortunately, plumbing repairs and replacements are sometimes best left to the pros. This isn’t to say that you can’t try to be

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Common Summertime Plumbing Issues

Welcome to summertime in Pennsylvania! (Okay, it’s not quite summertime officially, but when the weather starts hitting 70s and 80s on a regular basis, it’s summer to us!) As you’re planning your activities for the next few months, Pronto wants to remind you to be aware of some common summertime plumbing issues that homeowners can

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What Your Insurance Company Wants You to Know About Your Water Heater

If you’ve watched television within the last month or two, you may have been fortunate enough to have seen the new Allstate Insurance Company commercial form their popular “Mayhem” series. These commercials are humorous and grab your attention, but also do a great job of bringing real life dangers and hazards to your attention. Whether

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22 Weeks of Summer – Post #7: Cool Plumbing Facts from the History of the Human Race

Guess what? Plumbing has been around a long, long time. (Hey, there’s always been a need, right?) In today’s post, we have some weird, wacky, cool and innovative plumbing facts from around the world! Ancient civilizations (e.g., Minoans, Romans, Greeks, Chinese, Egyptians) all had drainage systems, although they were not always accessible to the general

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All about Mold and Mildew

You know you don’t want mold and mildew in your home, but how much do you know about these dastardly substances? To help you gain a better understanding of mold and mildew, we’ve put together a quick primer on the subjects. ABOUT MOLD: Although we tend to use the word “mold” as if it were

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How To Avoid Mineral Buildups

Mineral buildups on your toilets, showerheads, shower doors and sink faucets, are caused by hard water. Water is considered hard if it has a high concentration of dissolved minerals (such as magnesium and calcium). The best way to prevent mineral buildups is to remove excess water. The mineral deposits from hard water are what are

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