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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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What Causes an Air Conditioner to Freeze Up?

There are several conditions that can cause a central air conditioner’s evaporator coil to drop below freezing, causing the air conditioner to freeze up. When this happens the air conditioner will not only stop cooling properly, it can cause damage to the unit. Here’s what to check if the AC unit is freezing. Lack of air […]

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The Importance of Annual Air Conditioner Maintenance

With central air conditioners running nearly year round in southwest Florida regular maintenance is critical to ensuring that your cooling system is running reliably and efficiently. A dirty, unmaintained air conditioner not only costs you money in the form of more frequent repairs and a shortened lifespan of the unit, but every time it’s running […]

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Spring Plumbing Maintenance Tips

Spring is a good time to check your home’s plumbing system and perform a few simple maintenance tasks to ensure system continue to work smoothly. Here are some items to check. Sewer & Drains If you have slow or drains that regularly back up. Have your plumber clean out the drain before there is a […]

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New Technology That Has Improved Air Conditioners

If you’re looking to replace your old air conditioner this spring, you may be surprised by how far technology has improved in the last 15-20 years. Improvements to air conditioners include: Quieter Operation – By optimizing the shape of fan blades manufacturers have been able to made AC operation with less noise. Newer refrigerants enable compressors […]

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The Facts About Water Leaks

Because most water leaks around the home are minor and happen slowly over time, we often don’t consider fixing leaking plumbing fixtures a big priority. However, putting off plumbing repairs can come at a price. Consider these facts from the EPA. 10 percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more each day […]

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Want to Clean Your Disposal? Skip the Lemons and Use Ice Instead

Putting a lemon in your garbage disposal is a well-known way to quickly freshen your garbage disposal. While citric acid is a great deodorizer, it also corrosive and can corrode the metal inside the disposal. Lemon peel can also be tough enough to damage the grinding parts inside the disposal. A safe way to clean […]

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February 2017 Customer Testimonial Spotlight

“Jonathon has been my home on two occasions and did an outstanding job each time.” – BuzzBox Review 2/23/2017 “This is the second time Jonathon has done work at our house. The first time was for a plumbing issue and today it was to install a new water heater. Both times he was very prompt […]

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