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Your Guide to Drain Snakes

Posted on: February 5, 2024

We’re diving into everything you need to know about this handy tool. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or just curious, our expert insights will guide you through the world of drain snakes. Join us as we break down the basics of unclogging drains effectively and easily. If you’re in Southwest Florida, call ABC Southwest Plumbing […]

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Annual Plumbing Maintenance in Florida

Posted on: October 22, 2023

Considering how much you rely on your home’s plumbing daily, it’s crucial to ensure it is well-maintained to always serve you to the best of its ability. ABC Southwest will guarantee your Florida home’s plumbing system is pristine with reliable plumbing maintenance services. We recommend scheduling these services annually for the best results. Call 941-225-2182 […]

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How Do I Flush My Water Heater?

Posted on: February 9, 2023

Do you need to drain your water heater? Yes, all water heaters, including tankless models, must be emptied at least once a year to remove built-up sediment. And as hard water is a pervasive problem in and around Sarasota, FL, you should do it more often. Fortunately, draining a water heater is a relatively simple […]

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The Four Types of Faucets

Posted on: August 15, 2022

Faucets come in four basic designs. Knowing what kind of faucets you have will help when it comes time to replace a worn-out part. The most common faucet types are: Ball Faucet The first type of washerless faucet, ball faucets are commonly used in kitchens. They have a single handle attached to a rounded cap […]

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The Benefits of a Water Heater Expansion Tank

Posted on: March 16, 2022

Because water expands when heated, excess pressure inside a water heater tank needs to escape. In the past, the pressure would force water in the tank to drain back out into the water supply where it came from. Today, the water main is designed to prevent the backward flow of water, known as backflow, by […]

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Selecting a Water Treatment System for Your Home

Posted on: April 5, 2019

The first step in selecting a water treatment system for your home is to understand what’s in the water by having your home’s water tested. You may be experiencing high mineral content, strange odors or have other concerns. A water test will diagnose the cause of the problem and help you select the right water […]

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Preventing a Clogged Sewer Line

Posted on: March 19, 2019

A backed-up sewer line can be a real disaster, resulting in extensive damage to your home and in many cases requiring expensive repairs to your plumbing system. It’s important to know the warning signs of sewer and drain problems to prevent the small problems from becoming drain disasters. Knowing the Warning Signs A home’s sewer […]

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Spring Plumbing Checklist

Posted on: March 18, 2019

Spring is a good time to take a look around your home to find any plumbing issues that could lead to expensive damage to your home. Problems like water leaks, and inefficient plumbing fixtures can also lead wasted water and energy as well as higher utility bills. Kitchen Plumbing Check the faucet for drips and […]

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Safe and Natural Drain Cleaners

Posted on: March 8, 2019

When a bathroom or kitchen drain becomes clogged many homeowners will reach for a commercial drain cleaner to clear the clog. While chemical drain cleaning products can be very effective at removing grease, hair and other organic material, they can be hazardous to your health and damage your plumbing if not used in a safe […]

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The ABCs of Energy Efficiency In Air Conditioning

Posted on: March 5, 2019

For most homeowners energy efficiency and lower utility bills are at the top of the list when deciding on a new furnace or air conditioner. When researching heating and cooling systems you’re likely to run across a lot of industry alphabet soup. While this alphabet soup can be bit confusing at first, they’re meant to […]

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