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"This is the 2nd time Jonathan has been to service my home. HE IS FANTASTIC! He does a great job, he is very friendly, he offers advice on things that could be improved proactively, but never makes me feel pressured into anything. I appreciate having such wonderful A service."

– Jonathan K.  BBB Review 09/27/17

"When I called for service and explained that I had a drip on my Back Flow Valve and had Culligan coming to install a new Water Softener that morning around 10 a.m. the schedular moved me up to the next tech as soon as one checked out on another job and they (ABC Plumbing and Culligan) arrived at my home within 5 min of each other. Everyone was so courteous and neither techs were in each other's way and completed their work very diligently. All were very neat /polite. A pleasure to do business with, for sure!"

BuzzBox Review 09/21/17

"Had my backflow tested Trenton from ABC Southwest was very courteous and very professional I would highly recommend using this company."
– Trenton S. Facebook Review  09/06/17
One of the most common causes of catastrophic water leaks is a burst washing machine hose. If the washer is on the second or first level of the home, it can lead to a major flood and tens of thousands of dollars of damage – an expense that may not be covered by homeowner's insurance.

If the hoses are plain rubber, it's recommended that you replace them with braided stainless hoses for extra strength. There's also a simple device that can provide some peace of mind: a water alarm. A water alarm can detect even the smallest water leak. When water is detected the device sends a signal to shut off the hot and cold water supply valves to the washing machine.

Another place where water alarms can prevent a disaster is with water heaters. When the bottom of the tank ruptures, the amount of water released at once quickly flood a basement. A water alarm is cheap insurance against major water damage.
If you're planning on remodeling your bathroom and plan on updating your shower, tub, vanity and other features, it's important to ensure that your home's plumbing is up to the job and can handle the upgraded fixtures. Here are a few things to consider:

1. Do your supply and drain pipes need to be updated?

When old fixtures are taken out and the floor and walls are ripped open to expose the pipes, take a moment to assess the condition and size of the pipes. It's a good idea to ensure that supply pipes are ¾” in order to have good water flow to several fixtures, such as multiple shower heads or sprayers in the shower.

2. Will there be enough hot water?

Large soaking tubs and showers with multiple spraying heads are a nice luxury, but can also put greater demand on your water heater. Will you need a larger water heater tank to meet additional demand?

3. Water and Energy Conservation

Spa-like bathroom can use a lot of hot water. Thankfully, many new plumbing fixtures are designed with efficiency in mind. Dual-flush toilets and low-flow shower heads can save many hundreds of gallons of water over the course of a year. Tankless water heaters, while initially more expensive than conventional water heaters, heat water only when it's needed, conserving energy while providing a virtually endless supply of hot water.

Need help with your bathroom plumbing? Call ABC Southwest Plumbing and Air Conditioning.
At ABC Southwest Plumbing and Air Conditioning we work tirelessly to exceed our customer's expectations every day. So we appreciate it when you take a moment to tell us how we are doing!

Here is what a few of our customers are saying about us on review sites across the web.

"Matt and Tanner were AWESOME! Great customer service! Explained the job scope and completed the project in a timely manner. We had the main waste vent stack replaced."
– Frank Z BuzzBox Review, 08/25/17

"Henry was great! Fast work, very professional ! Going to recommend to others!"
– Facebook Review, 08/06/17

"Dave was a pleasure to have work on our AC unit. Professional approach to his work along with tips and suggestions were welcome."
– David B., Google+ Review, 08/08/17

"Jonathan showed up as scheduled. Was very clean and polite. Found the problem and explained my options. Answered all my questions so that I understood what needed to be done. He Set up my work schedule and explained exactly what the workers will do. This is not the first time I have used ABC and always get good service. Glad I was able to find a reliable company here in SW Florida."
– Jonathan K., Facebook Review, 08/08/17

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On a central air conditioner, the evaporator coils are located inside of the home. When the air handler blows warm air over the coils, the refrigerant inside the coils absorbs the the heat, lowering the temperature of the air that is blown through the home's air ducts. In addition to cooling your home, an air conditioner also dehumidifies the air. During the process of dehumidification condensation builds up on and drips off of the evaporator coils. This condensation is normally collected in a pan and drained away. When the condensation on the evaporator coils freezes, it can prevent your home from cooling properly and could lead to system breakdowns. So what causes the evaporator coils to freeze? Here are few possible causes:

1. Airflow Problems. When there is not enough return air blowing over the evaporator coils, the coils won’t have enough heat to absorb and can start to freeze. Airflow can be limited by a clogged air filter, leaking air duct leaks, blocked air registers and other causes.

2. Dirty evaporator coils. A dirty, unmaintained air conditioner will gradually result in reduced efficiency and uneven cooling. As the coils become covered in dirt they can't absorb the heat from the air and the result is frozen coils.

3. Low Refrigerant Levels. When refrigerant levels are too low as a result of a leak, the coils will not be able to absorb heat from the air, which can cause them to freeze up.

Have frozen evaporator coils? First turn the air conditioner off to allow the coil to thaw and prevent damage to the system. Next, call ABC Southwest Plumbing and Air Conditioning. We can diagnose the cause and get your air conditioner up and running again quickly.
Do you have bathroom drains that gurgle for a while after use? In older homes, it's not uncommon for water to take longer to drain. The reason is that pipes used in the past were smaller in diameter than they are today. In addition, the home may not a have sufficient numer of vent pipes in the roof to aid in drain flow. When the systen is starved of outside airflow, the result is often gurgling sounds.

A professional plumber should clean out the drains with a drain snake or a high pressure drain cleaning machine. In many cases it's not the floor drain that causes the problem, so be sure to have the upper reaches of the plumbing system inspected, including the vent pipes.

Have plumbing or drain problems? Call ABC Southwest Plumbing and Air Conditioning, we can help diagnose the problems and offer effective solutions.



Backflow is, as the name implies, a condition where water flows in the opposite direction than it was intended to. It is caused by a change in pressure in the system and it can allow contaminants to taint a home's drinking water.

One of the most common culprits of backflow is garden hoses. When the pressure drops, the contents of the hose and anything it is connected to, like a muddy puddle or bucket of waste water, can potentially flow backwards into the home's plumbing system and contaminate the drinking water.

Thankfully, there is an effective way to prevent this kind of siphoning backflow by using a simple hose-bib vacuum breaker. Check that all taps (faucets, spigots) that a hose may be connected to are fitted with a hose bib vacuum breaker. An even more effective backflow prevention device, called an atmospheric vacuum breaker can also be installed by your plumber.

Even in the warm climate of Southwest Florida, heating water takes up a big part of the average home's utility bill. One inexpensive way to conserve hot water is to install a water heater blanket. Available at most home improvement stores for $15-$20, water heater blankets are simple to install and can pay for itself in less than a year.

You may be asking, can a blanket help when the tank feels cool to the touch? Yes. Because it takes more energy to heat water than air, so insulation will help. Still not convinced? Once the blanket is installed for a day or so, put your hand under the blanket and you'll notice that it's nice and warm. That's heat that will keep the tank warmer for a longer period of time rather than radiating out.

A word of caution on water heater blankets – some manufacturers advise against them because if they are not installed properly they can block controls and valves. So be sure to cut away around controls and the pressure relief valve.
In Southwest Florida, tropical storms and hurricanes are always a threat during the late summer months. By taking a few simple precautions, and having a plan in place before severe storm season, you will be able to better protect your plumbing system and home from damage.

Before Hurricane Season

  • To prevent water damage to your foundation make sure gutters are clean and firmly attached.
  • Ensure downspouts are properly installed to direct water away from the house.
  • Make sure everyone in home knows the location of the main water shut-off valve.
  • If the home has a sump pump, test it regularly to ensure it is working. Because hurricanes bring power outages, we recommend installing a battery backup sump pump.
  • Have your sewer lines and drains inspected and repaired if needed to reduce the risk of sewer line backups during heavy rains.

During a Hurricane

  • Turn off the main water valve before the storm arrives. This will prevent potential contamination of your plumbing system.
  • Only if it is safe to do so, check the storm drains around your property and clear away any debris or other obstructions to ensure the drains can handle a high volume of water.

After a Hurricane

If you experience problems such as low water pressure, drains that are slow to empty, strange noises or other concerns, call ABC Southwest Plumbing and Air Conditioning, we are here to help.
"When I called to schedule an appointment the person who answered was very helpful and gave me a time frame that someone would be available. I got a return call to let me know an earlier time slot had opened and would that work. I then got a call from Jonathan saying he was about 5 minutes away and he arrived exactly on time. Jonathan listened to my explanation of the problems we were having, looked at two areas and then offered me 4 options for a fix. After choosing the option that I felt was best for me, Jonathan immediately went to work getting the parts and tools together so that he could complete the job. Jonathan worked in two areas of our home and did an excellent job on the repairs. He was very polite and clean and the professionalism was truly appreciated. The bill was exactly as quoted, payment was made and the whole project took less than 2 hours. Hooray for professionalism and courtesy from a home repair company. Thank you very much!"
– Buzz Box Review

"Jonathan was on time, clean, efficient and very helpful. I received 4 options to fix my problem and after selecting the option I wanted he went to work and completed the job very quickly. Jonathan cleaned up and you could not tell he was here after he left. Very pleasant and well mannered I would have him back to do work for me again. Thank you Jonathan."
– Facebook

"Henry was very knowledgeable and helpful when I called on a Sunday and needed assistance with a toilet making a hammer sound through the walls when flushed. He showed up promptly and was so kind and professional. He replaced a toilet for me and did a wonderful job as well as performed the job very quickly. I will continue to use ABC Southwest Plumbing as Henry was terrific."
– Google+

"Very positive experience installing a new water heater by Tanner/Trent. They were efficient, helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Will continue to use ABC in the future."
– Trenton S., Tanner S. -BBB REview
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What Your Neighbors Are Saying About ABC Southwest

  • "ABC Plumbing& A/C is a company I would keep for all time. Had an emergency at night, and they came right away, very little wait time. 2 days later, Henry and Trenton did a very big job and explained in detail what they had to do. Very polite, knowledgeable, and they even cleaned up!!! Which they didn't have to do. Thank you for all your hard work!!" Read More
    – Henry C., Facebook Review
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