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ABC’s of Plumbing – Pressure Balancing Valve

The Pressure Balancing Valve, also called a pressure-compensating valve, is a plumbing device designed to reduce the likelihood of thermal shock and scalding while showering or bathing. It’s a safety device required by code in all localities in the Southwest Florida area. The pressure-balance valve works by sensing the hot and cold water pressures coming […]

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Blog: Reducing Heat and Humidity In the Home

In the hot, humid Southwest Florida climate, your central air conditioner works hard to keep your home cool and dry all year long. To keep it performing at it’s best, heat and humidity sources inside the home should be kept to a minimum. Here are the main heat and humidity sources in the home that can make […]

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Bathroom Remodeling Trends for 2017

If you’re planning on remodeling your bathroom this year, there are a few bathroom trends that Houzz found in a survey of homeowners that you may find interesting. Technology in the Master Bathroom One in five new toilets and one in ten new showers in renovated master bathrooms are equipped with at least one high-tech […]

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4 Air Conditioning Myths

Many homeowners waste energy by taking steps they incorrectly believe are helping them save money on their cooling bill. Here are some common AC myths that could end up costing you more than you think. 1. Turning The AC Off When You’re Away From Home For More Than a Couple of Hours Saves Money. MYTH: While […]

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April Customer Spotlight

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The ABC’s of Plumbing – RPZ Backflow Testing

RPZ , or Reduced Pressure Zone, is a plumbing safety device that is designed to protect your drinking water from contamination. RPZ valves are needed when a house has an irrigation system, fire suppression system, or other systems where there is an likelihood of contaminants entering the fresh water supply. In the event of a water leak in the house, city […]

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Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heaters

When most people think of heat pumps in the home, it’s usually as a source of central heating or cooling. But a heat pump also can be used to heat water. Heat pump water heaters work by transferring heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly. As a result, they can be up […]

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What is Backflow?

Backflow is hazardous condition that can exist when there is a drop in pressure in a plumbing system that causes contaminated, non-potable water to be syphoned back into the fresh water supply. One example of backflow contamination is a hose left in a pool or submerged in a garden. If the pressure changes, the dirty […]

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Tips for Planning a Laundry Room

Having a dedicated laundry room in your home is a great convenience. Whether your redesigning your current laundry room or designing a new space, here are some tips to ensure everything goes smoothly and that the room fully meets your needs. Where Should a Laundry Room Be Located? Traditionally, laundry rooms were located in the […]

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Tips for Quieting Noisy Pipes

Are your pipes, rattling, banging, squeaking or otherwise driving you crazy? Noisy pipes are not just annoying, they can be a sign of a plumbing problem. If severe enough, loose pipes can disconnect from mounting brackets stressing the pipe and causing a leak. If a banging noise is heard when turning the water on and […]

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