Bruno Total Home Performance Blog

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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Common Electrical Problems and How to Avoid Them

June 18th, 2018

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As a homeowner, you’re always trying to determine what’s a real problem versus just an annoyance. Let’s say you have lightbulbs burning out in the same fixture more frequently than you think they should. Is this a serious problem or not? The short answer is: it depends. The longer answer is you may need to consult with a professional electrician to determine the exact cause and the best solution. To that end, we’ll look at three common electrical problems below and how to avoid them.

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Do You Need Repiping? Here’s How to Tell

June 4th, 2018

burst-pipeWater comes out of the faucet when you turn it on, and water goes down the drain like. No problem, right? It’s not quite that simple. While homeowners think of plumbing problems as being apocalyptic in nature—burst pipes, overflowing toilets, multiple clogged drains—there are more subtle signs your plumbing system needs serious attention. Keep an eye out for the problems below so you can call plumbing professionals for the help you’ll need before the situation goes from bad to worse.

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How Electrical Rewiring Can Save You Time and Money

May 21st, 2018

electrical-wiring-strippingThe electrical wiring in your home is one of the most important but overlooked aspects of the home. Most people are happy if their lights turn on and off but give little additional thought to their electrical wiring.

Poor electrical wiring can be annoying and downright dangerous. Electrical fires are one of the most common types of house fires and can be prevented through regular maintenance and care.

Not only can electrical rewiring improve the safety of your home but it can also help save you time and money in the future. Here are a few reasons you may want to consider electrical rewiring in your home.

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Air Conditioning Services Include Ductless Systems

May 7th, 2018

ductless-air-conditioningWhen we think of air conditioning systems, we usually think of traditional centralized models. They generate cool air in a single location, and then blow it into the various rooms in your home through a series of ducts. It’s the most popular type of system because it’s comparatively easy to install and does its job quite efficiently. But it’s not the only type of system out there, and if your home either can’t support a system of ducts, or suffers from problems that never seem to go away, it might be time for something new.

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Call a Plumbing Service for Hard Water Problems

April 23rd, 2018

hard-water-problemsHard water is a common nuisance in our part of the world, all the more so because the problems it causes are subtle enough to be endured in many cases. When plumbing systems spring a leak or a clog forms in your drain, you need to get it dealt with immediately. But hard water takes longer to become an active problem, which is why people tend to rely on store-bought solutions rather than call a plumber.

In most cases, you should call a plumbing service to deal with hard water problems. Though quiet, they can have a huge impact on your life, and dealing with hard water properly requires the knowledge and expertise only a professional can bring.

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Train Yourself to Spot the Signs You Need Air Conditioning Repair

April 9th, 2018

air-conditioning-maintenanceSummers are long and hot in our part of the world, which puts your air conditioner under a great deal of strain every year. A comfortable home is more than just a luxury when temperatures rise into the triple digits, and your system needs to respond for days on end sometimes when the heat waves really hit.

In those circumstances, a sudden breakdown can be disastrous, forcing you to scramble to get it fixed before your home turns into an oven. The sooner you can spot the signs that you need air conditioner repair, the faster you can get the system fixed and the more money you can save.

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Is Your Heating System Ready to Be Replaced?

March 26th, 2018

heating-maintenance-sessionsWinters are short here in Florida, and ours has already come to an end. With reduced need for your heating system, now is the ideal time to give it a good, long look and determine whether or not you need a new heater. Not only are you best equipped to assess the state of your heater now, after several months or regular use, but you have all summer to plan a replacement if one is required.

It can be extremely difficult to determine the exact point when a heater should be replaced, especially if it has been well maintained. Because we don’t experience long winters, our heating systems can actually last longer than they might in, say, Boston or Detroit. That said, there are still some telltale signs that your heater is ready to be replaced. If you’re considering whether or not you need a new system, here are some important factors to keep in mind.

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Grease Trap Services Need a Professional with Experience

March 12th, 2018

grease-trap-servicesOur part of the world has its share of restaurants and food-service businesses, and that requires specialized plumbing equipment to handle the load. And it goes beyond just a bigger dishwasher. With so much food waste passing through the plumbing, the chances of a clog or serious blockage goes up a great deal. A grease trap is absolutely required to run any kind of food-based business, and that grease trap needs to be periodically cleaned by a service that knows what it’s doing. How do grease traps work, and why should you find a specialist to cover those services? We’ve provided a few answers below.

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