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5 Water Saving Tips

Posted on: January 8, 2019

Being surrounded by water in Southwest Florida it’s easy to forget that fresh water is our most precious resource. As fresh water supplies become more strained by growth and saltwater intrusion, it’s up to all of us to do our part to conserve water in our homes. While installing water saving toilets and low-flow shower […]

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5 Ways to Conserve Water Around the Home

Posted on: January 4, 2019

During the summer month’s water use around the home increases with lawn watering, car washing and other water intensive activities. By using water more wisely and ensuring that your home’s plumbing system is in good shape, you can help conserve water, while also saving on your water bill. 1. Fix leaking faucets and pipes That […]

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The ABCs of Plumbing – What’s a Drain Snake?

Posted on: December 4, 2018

When a kitchen sink, toilet, bathtub drain or main sewer line becomes clogged one of the most popular tools for clearing blockage from a pipe is a drain snake, also called a plumber’s snake or pipe snake. A hand drain snake is a thin, flexible auger with a crank handle or motor at one end […]

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4 Ways to Prevent Kitchen Drain Problems

Posted on: November 24, 2018

Keeping your kitchen drain flowing smoothly is simple if you follow a few simple rules. 1. Keep grease out of drains. Grease and fat are among the worse things you can pour down a drain. You may get away with pouring grease for a while without noticing any problems, but over time grease can accumulate […]

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Troubleshooting Your Garbage Disposal

Posted on: November 20, 2018

First, for your safety, never place your hand inside the disposal! It may seem obvious, but first check that the disposal is plugged in. If the disposal is plugged in, check the reset button located on the bottom of the disposal if the button has popped out, push it back in. If these steps do […]

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Choosing a New Water Heater for Your Home

Posted on: October 6, 2018

When selecting a new water heater for your home there are a number of important things to consider. First, you need to ensure that the water heater will provide enough hot water during peak demand. Second, water heaters are rated for efficiency, which is found on the EnergyStar label. You will want to choose a […]

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Finding the Cause of Plumbing Noises Around the Home

Posted on: September 20, 2018

Your home’s plumbing system will normally make a range of noises as it operates normally. However, you may hear different noises that you have never heard before. By understanding which noises are normal and which could be the sign of a bigger problem you can often prevent expensive plumbing repairs. Whistling Plumbing Sounds Whistling sounds […]

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The ABC’s of Plumbing – Hydrojetting

Posted on: September 18, 2018

Over time, pipes inside your home can begin to accumulate limescale, grease and other debris that can gradually slow the flow of waste water, eventually causing drains to empty slowly or backup. While snaking, rodding are effective in many situations, the safest and most effective way to clear out stubborn clogs and thoroughly clean out […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Tankless Water Heaters

Posted on: September 13, 2018

Is a Tankless Water Heater the Right Choice For My Home? When it comes time to replace your old water heater, you make be considering the advantages of upgrading to a tankless water heater versus buying another new tank-style water heater. Here are some common questions about tankless water heaters. How does a tankless water […]

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The ABC’s of Plumbing – Water Heater Thermocouple

Posted on: September 11, 2018

If the pilot light pilot light on your gas water heater will not stay lit or the burner that will not ignite, you likely have a defective thermocouple. A thermocouple works by sensing the heat from the pilot flame and, when the temperature is high enough, it sends a signal to the gas valve to […]

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