Help & Tips

With Thanksgiving on the horizon, it’s important to plan not only for your meal, but also for what happens after the meal, the clean-up. After all, drain clogs probably aren’t something you’re going to want to deal with right after eating. Thanksgiving is great, but it wreaks havoc on your plumbing. Plumbing service calls increase by at least 50% on the day after Thanksgiving. Luckily for you, you won’t be part of that statistic if you take the advice given in this blog. (Be sure to share the advice with anyone else helping in the kitchen that day too).   What not to...

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There are so many things to like about Florida, but hard water is not one of them. In Florida, hard water is a daily reality for residents. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), most of the ground water found in Florida contains between 121 and 180 milligrams per liter of hard minerals. Why is this the case? Orlando’s water flows over sand and rock as part of the natural filtration process, during this time the water can pick up excess calcium and magnesium, resulting in hard water. Hard water is relentless, its negative effects in a home can cause small aesthetic issues...

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You take great care of your home. From making sure the lawn is in tiptop shape to the interior staying clean and tidy, you understand the importance of homeowner maintenance. But, hearing the “drip, drop,” of the faucet in your bathroom is a nuisance that just keeps getting pushed to the backburner. This telltale sign of a leak could be linked to a deeper-rooted issue in your home that you can’t see for yourself. The plumbing experts from Rainaldi Home Services have state-of-the-art leak detection technology that helps diagnose or prevent huge leaks in your home’s plumbing. Water Leak Consequences A tiny...

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Out with the old, and in with the new! Summer is here, and it’s time to get up-to-date with the latest home trends. These trends are the most popular styles according to some of the biggest fashion and home décor publications.   Go Green!We aren’t talking about saving the planet. We are talking about the color. According to Pantone, “Greenery” is the 2017 Color of the Year. Pantone says the color represents refreshment and revitalization. Forget about being realLike fashion, interior decorators are starting to use faux materials. Start choosing faux fur rugs, fake wood ceiling beams and engineered quartz for your countertops....

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Forget Disney World – try something new this summer! Everyone knows Orlando is home to Disney’s most popular theme park, but while your kids are out for the summer, take them somewhere different in Orlando. These trips are short and perfect for weekends. Kennedy Space Center TourLearn more about NASA and space with this interactive tour! You can walk through the largest rocket ever flown, meet a NASA astronaut or a take a virtual moon walk! Helicopter Ride Over OrlandoSit back and enjoy the ride! This guided helicopter ride shows you Orlando from above! Depending on which flight you choose, you...

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The perfect faucet can be the cherry-on-top of a newly renovated bathroom, but it can also be a stressful decision for homeowners. So, how do you choose the right one? There’s more to consider than just the aesthetic. You must think about the construction of your sink and faucet. First, think about the basics. You will need to consider four main features of your sink and faucet including configuration, valve type, handles and style. Mounting Type Would you rather have the faucet mounted on the sink or wall? This is something you will have to consider before choosing a bathroom faucet because...

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The Orlando heat is only getting worse as summer comes along, and that means now is the time to start preparing your air conditioner. You can start with the simple task of changing your air conditioner’s filter. This will not only help your air conditioner to run more efficiently, but it will also help remove dust and allergens from your home. Follow these steps to replace your filter. Find where your air filter is located First, look behind your home’s main air vent that let’s cool air out.  If you can’t find it there, look for a vent around your home’s thermostat. Once...

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Snowbirds: are getting ready to head back north for the summer! Just as you do before you head south for the winter, allow yourself plenty of time to prepare your home for your extended absence. Protect your home: Consider motion-sensitive exterior lights, deadbolts, side locks for sliding doors, and other extra security measures. Confirm that your alarm system is working and has been activated. Remove valuables from the home. Check to make sure all windows are locked. Close drapes or shades. Make sure your smoke detectors work and replace all batteries. Protect your plumbing Turn off as much water access as possible. If your home will be...

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Spring is here! With it, many homeowners begin to shift their focus to outside projects. Trees and other landscaping can add shade, function, and curb appeal – ultimately increasing the value of your home. But before you head over to the nursery, there are several things to consider. Certain trees have root systems that can spread quickly and invade sewer lines, causing blockages that require expensive repairs. To avoid potential root intrusion into your sewer line, ask yourself these three questions before you plant a tree: 1.) Is it the right place? The first step is to locate your sewer lateral, which is the...

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