Help & Tips

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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If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know how they can really ruin your spring and early summer. You want to be outside, enjoying the longer days and warming weather, but the pollen emitted from all those beautiful flowerbeds and landscaping just makes you miserable. A report by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (Link Here) states that nearly 35 million Americans suffer from allergic reactions to airborne allergens that result in upper respiratory conditions and describes pollen allergy, or hay fever, as one of the most common chronic diseases in the country. “Worldwide,...

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It’s never a convenient time when your air conditioner or home comfort system decides to call it quits—sometimes it’s even on the hottest day in Central Florida. It’s been proven that the hottest days or coldest days see more breakdowns in systems, which can make your family feel uncomfortable, and unhappy, in your own home. This is why a regular maintenance routine is so important. When a Rainaldi AC technician visits your home, usually they will discuss our maintenance plans. While you might think that they are just trying to upsell you more expenses, they’re actually trying to help you save...

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We all want to breathe a little better, especially during the summer when the humidity can get to you. One small addition to your air conditioner can assist in healthier breathing and more energy savings, but it’s one you’ve never thought of—ultraviolet light (UV light).   Ultraviolet Light for Health? Really? Yes, really—it’s not just for an indoor tan. One of the first documented uses of UV light and personal health was in 1903 when Niels Finson won the Nobel Prize in Medicine. He used UV light to treat tuberculosis. This then led to the adaptation of UV light use in hospitals to...

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90 degree summer days will slowly be making their way out for the 70 degree days of fall. Lucky for us, we don’t have to prepare for frigid temperatures. However, there are still a few fall maintenance tips that are worth taking note of.   Clean your gutters The summer has brought a lot of rain, now is a great time to clean your gutters before the fall leaves start to accumulate in them.   Improve landscaping Cut back trees and landscaping that has become overgrown during the summer months. Cooler temperatures make it the perfect time to do some work outdoors.   Change batteries Change the batteries in...

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High water pressure is a problem that many homeowners encounter. While, it may not be as much as a nuisance to you as low water pressure would be, it can still cause unwanted issues in your home.   The average home’s water pressure should not be more than 80 psi. When the water pressure reaches over 80 psi the following problems can occur: Leaks caused by extra stress on plumbing pipes. Shortened appliance life on the washing machine, dishwasher, faucets, toilet parts, shut off valves and hot water heaters due to extra stress on appliances.  It’s fairly easy to diagnose whether or not your home...

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