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Plumbers Need to Use the Best Technology

November 5th, 2018

video-pipe-inspectionIf you called a plumber and he showed up with nothing but a plunger and a monkey wrench, how would you respond? Would you assume that he was a wise master of plumbing? Someone who could dislodge any clog, fix any leak, and repair any water heater with just these tools?

More likely, you would be wondering where the rest of his gear is. A good plumber in Naples, FL will show up with a truck full of tools and parts, prepared for any possibility.

While it’s true that “the tools don’t make the man,” the proper tools will save you a lot of time, money, and get your plumbing work done properly! A few tools that make all the difference are ones like:

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Here’s What Separates an HVAC Contractor from an Amateur

October 22nd, 2018

professional-hvac-technicianYou don’t know the specifics, but you know that someone needs to look at your HVAC system—preferably sooner than later. It’s not working, or it’s making weird noises, or it’s just not doing what it’s supposed to. So, who do you call?

This is the scenario that many homeowners find themselves in just before calling for repairs on their heater or air conditioner. While some homeowners may be tempted to call up a local handyman, or a friend who “knows a thing or two” about air conditioners, we recommend skipping the risk and settling on a proper HVAC contractor. Here’s why:

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End of the Season AC Repair Checkup

October 8th, 2018

ac-repairWe aren’t expected to start seeing cooler weather for at least a couple more months—but that doesn’t mean your AC hasn’t been working hard for the length of a normal summer season. That continuous use over time will put your AC under the true test; any outstanding issues in the AC will most likely surface now as summer comes to an (eventual) close.

While nothing can replace regular maintenance, we know that some AC issues do just happen out of nowhere. And when they do, hopefully this list of signs will help clue you in on whether you should call in for air conditioning repair in Naples, FL.

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Consider an Evaporative Cooler for Your Next AC System

September 24th, 2018

evaporative-swamp-cooler-maintenanceWhen we talk air conditioning, the first images that come to mind are most likely central air conditioners and ductless mini-split systems (you know, the rectangular ones that hang up on the walls). These are both refrigerant-based systems, and they’re well-known for good reason—they’re versatile and reliable.

But these aren’t the only types of air conditioners around. A lesser known but surprisingly effective system is the evaporative cooler, also known as the swamp cooler. However, it’s not for everyone. In this post, we’ll explain what makes a swamp cooler work for some and not for others.

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Protect Your Home With These Electrical Upgrades

September 10th, 2018

carbon-monoxide-detectorWhen it comes to protecting our homes, there’s no denying that it all depends on our electrical system. We can’t be vigilant 24/7, so it’s no surprise that we need to recruit the help of technology to do some of that job for us—not just to be there when we can’t be, but because some of these things are simply out of our control.

An electrician in Naples, FL can help you get set up with any of these electrical upgrades:

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What Plumbing Services Are Needed for Your Commercial Building?

August 27th, 2018

commercial-plumbing-systemIf you’re the owner of a commercial property, maintaining that property is part of your responsibilities and obligations to your employees and customers. Part of that maintenance comes from ensuring that the plumbing systems are up to date and installed with the proper systems. If you’re not sure what those are for any reason, we’ve provided a few to help you.

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Ductless Air Conditioning: The Easy Fix for Florida Heat

August 13th, 2018

ductless-ac-system-controlled-by-remoteYour classic, central air conditioning consists of one outdoor unit, one indoor unit, and a series of ducts routed through your home. For it to run efficiently—not too powerfully and not too weak—the unit has to be perfectly sized according to a complex load calculation along with many other factors.

But who has time for that? The easiest thing would be to slap an AC unit in each room, run some refrigerant tubes to an outdoor unit, and call it a day.

Okay, that’s simplifying the process just a bit. But that’s basically what a ductless mini-split system is. They’re a foolproof, to-the-point, no-nonsense kind of AC system that will easily relieve you of the summer heat.

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An Honest HVAC Contractor Would Never Do These 3 Things

July 30th, 2018

hvac-salesmanShady contractors have existed since the beginning of time. Luckily, the internet exists to let us immortalize their tactics as a warning to potential HVAC system owners. In this post, we’ve listed three things that an honest and trustworthy HVAC contractor would never do.

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4 Signs of Permanent Water Heater Trouble

July 16th, 2018

inspecting-water-heaterThe water heater is a vital part of the home, supplying hot water to your appliances. It’s required to clean the clothes and the dishes. Showering in ice-cold water is said to have some nice benefits, but it’s certainly not something that most people like to do by choice. If you’re having trouble summoning heated water from your pipes, it’s likely that your water heater is on the way out.

Below, we’ve listed four potential signs of water heater trouble. If you’re experiencing any of them, it could mean that the end of your water heater is in sight.

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3 Plumbing Services to Help Prevent Water Damage

July 2nd, 2018

woman-mopping-flood-waterIn terms of sheer destructive capability, water damage can be just as bad as a full-on house fire. It can cause structural collapse, increased humidity in the home, and encourage the growth of unhealthy molds.

At its best, water damage can take the form of leaks, affecting only spots in your home and not entire sections. On the other hand, flooding—whether due to natural causes or a freak plumbing accident—can ruin your home.

Luckily, modern-day plumbing has a few tricks up its sleeve to prevent against these water damage disasters. If you haven’t taken any of these safety measures yet, it might be time to call a plumber in Naples, FL.

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