how to reset a garbage disposal

How to Reset a Garbage Disposal

If you spend lots of time whipping up delicious meals in your kitchen, then your garbage disposal is likely one of your most valued appliances – that is, until it stops working. Although garbage disposals are a convenient appliance, they can malfunction when you need them most. Fortunately, if your garbage disposal has stopped running, […]

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How to Unclog a Bathtub Drain

How to Unclog a Bathtub Drain

If you have long hair or live with someone who does, we bet you’re all-too-familiar with clogged bathtub drains. We all shed strands of hair when we shower and over time, hair builds up in the bathtub drain. The result? A huge glob of wet, slimy hair prevents the tub water from draining properly. Hair […]

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How Landscaping Can Save You Money

How Landscaping Can Save You Money

There are numerous ways you can save money on your energy bill, but did you know you can utilize landscaping to help you save also? Landscaping is a great way to not only make your home more beautiful, but save money too. Studies show that well-planned landscaping can actually reduce an unshaded home’s AC costs […]

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shower wont turn off

What to Do When Your Shower Won’t Turn Off

Do you have a shower that won’t turn off? When water still comes out after you’ve closed your faucet, it’s usually a sign of an issue with the cartridge. The cartridge is a device that stops the water and controls the amount of cold and/or hot water that comes out of the faucet. Over time, […]

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standing water in dishwasher

How to Fix Standing Water in a Dishwasher

A dishwasher is a time-saving appliance that takes most of the work out of post-meal cleanup. However, as with any appliance, it can develop a problem that will need your attention. One of the most common problems that occur is standing water in the dishwasher. Standing water should never be in the dishwasher once the […]

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What to Do When An Electrical Outlet Sparks

What to Do When An Electrical Outlet Sparks

If you plug in a device and the outlet sparks, it might concern you. You’ll probably wonder if the spark is signifying a problem or if it’s just a normal occurrence and nothing to worry about. What Does It Mean When an Outlet Sparks? While you might be shocked, (no pun intended), to see your […]

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water hammer

What Is Water Hammer and How Do You Fix It?

You turn off your faucet only to be greeted with a loud BANG! Meanwhile, your faucet vibrates from the impact. Sound familiar? If so, you’re dealing with water hammer. Water hammer is the non-technical term for hydraulic shock. It occurs when water sends a shock wave that exerts a large amount of pressure. This results in […]

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How To Replace A Toilet Flapper

How to Replace a Toilet Flapper in 6 Steps

The toilet flapper is a tiny, hinged flap valve that lives within your toilet tank. This simple piece of plastic and soft rubber is small but mighty and has an important job to do. Connected by a chain hanging down from the flush handle lever, the flapper allows you to flush your toilet without giving […]

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AC Blowing Warm Air

AC Blowing Warm Air

Living in Florida, we rely on our air conditioning systems more than most. That’s why when your air conditioner is blowing warm air, it isn’t something you can just brush aside. There are lots of things that can cause your air conditioner to blow warm air – and fortunately, many can be fixed with a […]

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How to Test a Sump Pump

How to Test a Sump Pump

With all of the rain we get in Florida, not to mention severe weather events like tropical storms and hurricanes, flooding is unfortunately not an uncommon occurrence in this state. So, when it comes to the devices made to prevent our homes from flooding, it’s a good idea to keep them well maintained. Within your […]

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