How to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning Bill

How to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning Bill

During those hot Florida summers, the temperature skyrockets. Unfortunately, so do our electric bills. It’s the price we pay for living in paradise, but with air conditioning making up to 60% of household electricity use, many people are seeking alternatives. Are you sick of paying the high cost of cooling off, but don’t want to melt […]

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What to Do If a Frozen Pipe Bursts

What to Do If a Frozen Pipe Bursts

Severe weather costs Americans millions of dollars in damages. With economic losses estimated in the billions, it’s crucial that property owners do everything they can to prevent any possible risks. If a pipe bursts and sustains even an extremely small crack, it can release 250 gallons of water a day. A pipe burst may cause […]

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Toilet Won't Flush

Toilet Won’t Flush

If you are known as the do-it-all handyman around the house, then chances are you’ve heard “the toilet won’t flush!” more than a couple of times. This phrase is usually followed by “but it’s not my fault!” Attempting to pinpoint the issues that are preventing your toilet from flushing can be aggravating to say the […]

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Which Way Should Toilet Paper Hang

Which Way Should Toilet Paper Hang?

It’s one of the most ancient arguments of all time…which way is the right way to hang toilet paper?  Spouses, siblings and even the occasional cat have all debated which way is ultimately superior, over or under? Which Way Should Toilet Paper Hang? The choice of over or under is largely a choice of personal […]

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How to Prevent Water Damage in Your Home

How to Prevent Water Damage in Your Home

There’s no way around it… water is necessary for our survival. However, water can be a destructive force when it comes to your home. Living in Florida, we must always be prepared for things, like hurricanes and vicious storms. Water damage caused by severe weather can lead to wood rot, peeling paint on the home, […]

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DIY Toilet Cleaners

DIY Toilet Cleaners

Does the thought of cleaning your toilet make you want to gag? The mixture of toxic chemicals found in commercial toilet cleaners may gross you out even more. Warnings on the back of the bottle reveal what temperature they should be stored in, and all of the risks involved with using the product. The number […]

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What to Do If You Have Tree Roots in Your Pipes

What to Do If You Have Tree Roots in Your Pipes

Trees add beauty and shade to any landscape, but their roots can cause severe damage to your pipes. Sewer pipes contain water, nutrients, and oxygen—the perfect combination for tree roots to thrive on. Tree roots growing inside of sewer pipes are one of the most expensive sewer maintenance items. Here, let’s look at what to […]

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How to Find Floor Plans of a House

How to Find the Floor Plans of a House

For those of us outside of the construction industry, we may not be the most familiar with floor plans or blueprints and what they might mean for our homes. Floor plans show the location of all the building components within a home, including walls and piping. Complete and accurate building plans can make the difference […]

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What is an LEED Certification?

We live in an ever-changing society, and also an ever-changing physical climate. Over the past two decades or so, the Earth’s climate has changed drastically. With things like global warming affecting us more directly, it is imperative that we learn ways in which to conserve our natural resources. The energy we use that we take […]

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Does Heating or Cooling Use More Energy?

Does Heating or Cooling Use More Energy?

To the surprise of many, air conditioners are more energy efficient than furnaces or boilers. It actually takes less energy to cool down an interior space by one degree than to heat it up by one degree. But does this mean that it’s cheaper to use the AC rather than the heater? Studies indicate that […]

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