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2010-06-21 09:00:00

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Nothing can slow down a road trip like car trouble, and seeing that "check engine" light flash on the dashboard is a sure fire way to put the brakes on a summer getaway. In preparation for the summer travel season, CarMD.com Corp., today announced the top five most common reasons for breakdowns as compiled by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) technicians at CarMD (www.CarMD.com) along with tips to help avoid roadside incidents this summer....

2010-06-02 06:00:00

LANSDALE, Pa., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Few motorists know that the air conditioner in their vehicle has been a focus of worldwide environmental concerns and international efforts to address those concerns for several decades, or that they can play a major role in protecting the environment through their choices. The same refrigerant, CFC-12 or R-12, was used in mobile air conditioning for more than 50 years, through the mid-'90s. Inexpensive and thought to be environmentally...

2010-05-12 12:19:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Plumbing leaks, just like many other household problems, tend to happen at the most inopportune moments, such as when you have a house full of guests or are hosting a dinner party. The good news for homeowners is that most problems originate at the fittings and can be temporarily fixed until professional help can arrive. To help homeowners fix a leaky pipe fast, ARS/Rescue Rooter®, a privately held, nationwide provider of air...

2010-05-05 15:50:00

TORONTO, May 5 /PRNewswire/ - Fifty years ago most people believed concrete was strong enough to withstand an atomic blast. Today, we know that isn't the case. Concrete grease interceptors, installed on-site at most restaurants, corrode, crack, leak and need replacing every 5-10 years. This is due to the highly acidic and harsh environment caused by bacteria, rotting food, salt water, bleach, and cleaning solutions inside of them. These materials can also seep into the cracks and make matters...

2010-03-18 11:30:00

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., March 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Visteon Corporation, a leading supplier of a full range of automotive climate products, has developed an innovative "zero leak" fitting that is designed to eliminate refrigerant leakage in vehicle air conditioning systems. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001201/DEF008LOGO ) The patented metal seal block fitting and seal structure eliminates a significant source of refrigerant leakage, reducing direct greenhouse gas...

2010-03-17 09:30:00

HERSHEY, Pa., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- To draw attention to the more than one trillion gallons of water wasted each year in U.S. homes due to leaks, Pennsylvania American Water today announced its participation in the Environmental Protection Agency's "Fix a Leak Week," which runs March 15-21. Pennsylvania American Water provided a number of live demonstrations across the state to illustrate how household leaks waste water but are easy to fix. "Leaks can account for an average of 10,000...

2010-03-16 16:02:00

CHERRY HILL, N.J., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Loose leaks may not sink ships, but they can sure add up to a lot of wasted water and cash for homeowners. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100316/PH71723 ) In celebration of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Water Sense Fix-a-Leak Week, March 15-21, New Jersey American Water and the Battleship New Jersey today demonstrated how fixing small leaks can help residents conserve water and save money on their water bills....

2010-03-16 14:36:00

ST. LOUIS, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Because minor water leaks account for more than one trillion gallons of water wasted each year in U.S. homes, EPA's WaterSense program has declared March 15 to 21, 2010 as "Fix-a-Leak Week" to remind Americans to check household plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks. "Leaks can account for an average of 10,000 gallons of water wasted in the home every year, or enough to fill a backyard swimming pool," said Frank Kartmann, president of...

2010-03-12 16:13:00

CLOVIS, N.M., March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New Mexico American Water has partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency and the City of Clovis to promote the "Fix a Leak Week," which runs from March 15-21, 2010. The campaign, part of the EPA's WaterSense program, is designed to raise awareness about small leaks and other water waste that may be occurring within our homes. Although a leaky faucet or garden hose may seem like a small problem to the individual homeowner, in...

2010-03-12 15:07:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona American Water has partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency to promote its annual "Fix a Leak Week," which runs from March 15-21, 2010. The EPA estimates that more than a trillion gallons of water are lost annually nationwide through leaks occurring within our homes, with the average residence losing 11,000 gallons a year this way. Through the "Fix a Leak Week" campaign in partnership with local water purveyors like Arizona...


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