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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Oversized Air Conditioner

Oversized Air Conditioner

Considering investing in a new air conditioning system for your home? If so, you’re probably wondering where to even start. There are lots of things that affect what type of air conditioning system is right for your home. Because of that, it can be hard to choose the right one. And sometimes, homeowners select an […]

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AC Short Cycling

Air Conditioner Short Cycling

If you’ve found yourself here, perhaps it’s because your air conditioning system is always kicking on and off and you’re not sure why. If this sounds familiar, your air conditioning system is likely short cycling. Short cycling is when your air conditioning system completes a cycle too quickly, which is caused by an underlying issue. […]

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Air Conditioning Noises

Air Conditioning Noises

Like the peaceful sound of rolling ocean waves or a babbling brook, most air conditioners make a gentle whooshing sound when operating. Alright, so maybe your AC isn’t quite as tranquil, but it should be fairly quiet. Weird sounds are some of the best indicators that something is wrong with your AC unit. Unusual sounds […]

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When to Replace HVAC System

When to Replace Your HVAC System

As a homeowner, one of the hardest questions you will ever ask yourself is “do I repair, or replace my AC?” While it might seem thrifty to repair your system, the more economical decision is often to replace. Most families do not have the expertise of answering the big question, should they repair or replace? Replacing […]

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Fix Leaky Faucet

How to Fix a Leaky Faucet

Did you know that household water leaks waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water nationwide each year? This is enough water to supply more than 11 million homes! Crazy, right? More than crazy, it’s wasteful and damaging to the environment. However, there are lots of things you can do yourself at home to help […]

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