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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Tips For New Homeowners

The transition from renting to buying your first home is an exciting moment for most people. Of course, with excitement comes a great deal of responsibility, especially when dealing with the maintenance aspect of having a new home. Here are some tips that will help you save money down the road and keep your house […]

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When Do You Need to Call a Plumber?

Playing the role as handyman may seem like the right route to take, but will a few twists of your wrench ALWAYS fix that leaky faucet? Unfortunately, it won’t. Where there are moments that a quick fix can be done to our toilets and pipework, there are also times that it’s necessary to have a […]

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Mechanics of a Toilet

If you read our previous blog, “DIY How to Fix a Broken Toilet”, we taught you how to fix certain toilet problems without assistance from your plumber. However, we figured it’d be helpful to share with you the parts that make up a toilet and all of their specifics, so here they are: Main Toilet […]

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