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World Plumbing Day 2013!

Bust out the champagne and celebrate! Today (March 11) is World Plumbing Day! This day was brought about by the World Plumbing Council to bring back attention to the importance of plumbing and how it affects everyday life. Safe & accessible drinking water is still not available to nearly 1.1 billion people according to the video posted on the site for World Plumbing Day. They are trying to raise awareness so that we can give respect to and find new ways to bring safe plumbing to everyone. Read some of the articles they have posted and you could be surprised at
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Happy New Year! Let 2013 be better and more successful than the last.

In the spirit of New Years and resolutions, Bel-o has taken a keen interest in gaining feedback from our customers. We have been in business since 1959, in order to stick with the times some changes have been made. 2013 looks to be a year of exceptional service accompanied by great products. (I’m not going to give you detailed breakdowns and sales tactics, don’t worry) First off, a big thanks is due to all of our loyal customers, staff, and vendors. We couldn’t have made it this far without you. With the implementation of surveys and online reviews, Bel-o will be stepping
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Happy Holidays from all of us at Bel-O

Today’s joke: What do you call a reindeer with no eyes? Answer: ‘No-eye-deer.’   The holidays are a very stressful time. Presents to wrap, dinner to prepare, and a whole house to clean don’t leave much time for emergencies like drain back-ups or a broken furnace. While we have an on call emergency  staff for all those late night or holidays breaks, read on to see some tips on how to keep your home running efficiently and properly.  -Don’t overload your garbage disposal: Chop up large pieces in to smaller ones in order to keep the disposal from becoming jammed.  – Check your furnace
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The wonders of wireless.

I was doing some product research this morning and came across some great innovations in the thermostat market. Carrier has launched some great products that integrate wireless and touch screen technology to create a more practical and easier to use thermostat. Nest is taking this market by storm with their giving their product the ability to ‘learn’ your schedule and make changes in temperature according to it. With the world changing in a more mobile way, its about time the HVAC industry started integrating. From personal experience I know that I never remember to change the temperature of my apartment before I leave for work. With
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How a humidifier can help you stay healthy

Sorry for the delay in this weeks post. Finally feeling better after dealing with bronchitis. On that note, this weeks post is about the benefits of using a humidifier in your home.  Health Related: Humidity is essential to maintaining your body’s immune system. The recommended humidity level in your home should be between 45 – 65%. Low levels of humidity can cause eruptions in skin allergies and respiratory infections. Also, a air purifier is a great compliment to using a humidifier. Smaller amounts of dust and bacteria in the air, in addition to maintaining proper humidity will help your body defend against
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