Help & Tips

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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During the Thanksgiving holiday, you may notice your home is more humid than usual. Activities such as cooking (preparing that yummy turkey and mashed potatoes), showering (from those extra guests visiting), clothes drying (more guests = more laundry), and dishwashing (the aftermath of your Thanksgiving dinner), affect the amount of moisture in the air.   Below we’ve listed some ways you can decrease the humidity in your home and ensure you and your guests’ comfort.   First ventilate, particularly the areas that create moisture, like your kitchen and bathroom.   In a house full people, a ceiling fan can increase your overall comfort. Although...

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Your wedding ring made it down the drain. You’re upset, worried, and looking for an answer on how to retrieve it. Out of all the things sitting on your counter, your wedding ring has to be the thing to fall down the drain right as you’re supposed to be on your way to work.
 
Stay calm and follow our steps to retrieve your ring in no time....

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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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All the air handled by your A/C system passes through the air filter at one point or another. Your air filter is a critical component of your system. If it doesn’t get changed out on a regular basis, it can lead to premature system failure, poor air quality, as well as overall lower system efficiencies (and higher utility bills!). Changing your air filter regularly is an inexpensive way to ensure you’re getting the best from your A/C system.   Here are the top reasons why it’s important to change out your air filter regularly:   A dirty air filter means lower indoor air quality....

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