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What are some common places that water leaks can occur in my home?

Knowing where to look for and what causes water damage can help you prevent serious damage to your home. A good understanding of invisible causes of water damage can provide you with not only great techniques to prevent this damage but will also help you save money and keep your home in good shape, preserving…

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Is a heating & air conditioning system with more capacity always better?

No. A larger system with more capacity actually delivers less comfort and costs more to operate. An air conditioner is at its least efficient when it’s first turned on. A system with too much capacity will run in numerous short cycles, turning on and off repeatedly, therefore causing it to be less efficient. Also, keep…

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Why Doesn’t My Dishwasher Completely Drain At the End of the Cycle?

Dishwashers are designed to leave some water in the unit at the end of each cycle in order to keep the heating element (for drying the dishes) from burning up. However, if a lot of water stays in the bottom you probably have a clogged drain. If you are experiencing this situation call your plumber.

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What happens when roots get inside water/sewer lines and what can I do?

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Once roots have entered the pipe, they continue to grow and expand, exerting considerable pressure at the crack or joint. This increased pressure can cause the pipe to break or collapse, in which case it will need to be repaired or completely replaced. If left undisturbed, roots will completely fill the pipe with hair-like root…

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What are some signs that might indicate I have a problem with my HVAC system?

While not always, you may notice an abnormal noise coming from the system, your heating or cooling system running non-stop, or warm air/cool air coming from the vents during the opposite season.   Abnormally high utility bills are also a common indicator. Problems can be caused by a number of different factors.  The most common include: Normal…

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What are the benefits of replacing my existing air conditioning system?

If your system is old and inefficient, or the repairs are starting to increase in cost and frequency, you’ll probably want to consider replacement.  Today, systems are as much as 60% more efficient than those systems manufactured as little as ten years ago. The savings you’ll realize in monthly heating and cooling costs can help…

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