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Is Your Kitchen Sink Draining Slowly?

by B.Annie on February 4, 2018

Two of the most frequently asked questions for our plumbers are about a homeowner’s sink.  Why is my sink draining so slowly and why won’t my faucet stop dripping. Slow Draining Kitchen Sink   If the sink is draining slowly it can be a nuisance and a cause for concern for the homeowner that worse […]

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Answers to Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions

by B.Annie on February 1, 2018

The answers to frequently asked plumbing questions vary from the easy to the complex. Some are easily solved by the homeowner if he has the time.  Others require training and specialized equipment to do right.  Those are jobs that are best left to a plumber. Frequently asked plumbing questions Clogged Bathtub One frequently asked plumbing […]

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Help! My Thermostat Isn’t Working Properly

by B.Annie on January 19, 2018

When it’s working a thermostat is a remarkable device, allowing you to easily control the temperature in your home. But when your thermostat isn’t working properly, it can leave you in a potentially dangerous situation. Not being able to turn on the air conditioner may make your uncomfortable but winter cold and an inability to […]

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Heat Pump Maintenance

by B.Annie on January 11, 2018

Heat pump maintenance is an important consideration when buying a home or considering changing your system over. A heat pump is a remarkable device which brings heat from the outside air and uses it to produce heat for the comfort of those inside. However, heat pump maintenance is essential if the homeowner is to enjoy the […]

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Smart Home Makes it Easy Whether You are Near or Far

by B.Annie on January 10, 2018

The Smart Home of the last generation meant a vacuum cleaner, a dishwasher and perhaps an automatic sprinkler system to water the lawn. For today’s homeowners, those items are a given. Updated homes may have a robotic vacuum cleaner, a smoke alarm system connected to wifi, an automated video camera to keep an eye on […]

Septic System Problems

by B.Annie on January 2, 2018

Over 5 million septic systems fail each year. This is about 20% of the septic systems in operation.  Luckily, that leave 80% of the septic systems working well. Imagine a scenario in which  you flush a toilet, and water comes up the shower drain.  Brown water.  And it smells. You investigate further by walking out into […]

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Room Zoning – Keep your House Warm

by B.Annie on December 20, 2017

A frequent complaint from homeowners is “One room in our house is too hot and other rooms are too cold.”  Room by room zoning for proper heat can be a tricky balancing act for an HVAC technician. The Basics Let’s start with the basics of how to control temperature in different parts of your home. […]

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Winter Ready Home

by B.Annie on December 12, 2017

Last week’s snow storm may have been our favorite snow storm ever.  Just enough to call for a day by the fire but not enough to stick around for days.  Better yet, it was not enough to cause damage to our customers’ homes. But, past trends have shown that an early winter storm usually means […]

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Backup Generator – Do You Need One?

by B.Annie on September 26, 2017

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma that struck Florida in September, 2017, eight elderly patients died when the generator failed at a nursing home in Hollywood, FL. With their health already compromised, these individuals could not withstand the heat in the 90’s and Florida’s typical humidity. A working generator would have probably saved their lives. […]

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Is Your HVAC System Ready For Winter?

by B.Annie on August 31, 2017

It’s been a mild summer and your air conditioner has been running great. Count your blessings. But now it’s time to get your HVAC system ready for a smooth transition to fall. Small Steps Towards a Healthy HVAC Let’s start with the easiest steps first. Check your air filter each month. If you are one […]