Help & Tips

That pitter patter from your leaky faucet could be costing you a lot more money than you think.  Did you know that even a small leak at the rate of 10 drops per minute adds up to 347 gallons of wasted water a year....

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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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Planning ahead for a hurricane means boarding up windows and unplugging electronics.  But, don’t forget about your air conditioning system! Here are some important tips to ensure your air conditioning system is ready for the next hurricane. 1.     Schedule an A/C Tune-Up before and after.  Schedule your annual AC tune-up service early in hurricane season. A tune-up will verify your system is working efficiently. If a hurricane hits, follow-up with a check-up to ensure there was no damage from the winds and rain. 2.     Protect your outdoor AC unit. To keep debris from infiltrating your A/C unit, you can put a tarp...

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Colder weather is just around the corner (brrr!), making us appreciate the invention of indoor heating! Have you ever wondered how amazing inventions came to be? The evolution of central heating systems dates back many, many years ago, advancing from campfires to hearths to fireplaces to stoves and even underfloor systems to become the modern central air systems that we appreciate and enjoy today....

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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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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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Many of our simple luxuries in life are due to a water heater - a hot shower on a cold morning, clean clothes and bedding, and clean dishes. We may take these luxuries for granted, which is why the water heater in your home is often the most neglected appliance when it comes to maintenance. If maintained, your water heater should last for years without any major problems. Below are a number of indicators that might signify you have an issue with your water heater.  Keep in mind regular maintenance will catch most of these issues before they become a problem...

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The holidays are right around the corner. Whether you're hosting a yearly holiday party or getting ready for overnight guests, you'll want to make sure your home is ready....

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