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What to do when your hot water heater busts

What to do when your hot water heater busts

You come home or to your business location and water is pouring out the doors, or worse you wake up step down out of bed and your feet go into a few inches of water or if you’re lucky just a wet floor as you were able to stumble upon your water heater leak before it has gotten to the worst case. You immediately think what is all this water from? Maybe a freak flash flood in the middle of the night from a passing severe storm, a busted sink water line or pipe, maybe the toilet overflowed...

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Septic Tank FAQ

Septic Tank FAQ

If you’ve recently purchased a home with a septic tank instead of a traditional plumbing system, you may be wondering about the right way to treat and maintain it. Septic tanks are not any more difficult to manage than any other plumbing system, but it helps to keep in mind some best practices to avoid any issues arise. Here are some guidelines for how to understand and treat your septic tank. How Do Septic Tanks Work? A septic tank combines the effectiveness of plumbing with natural proces...

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Dealing With Home Damage Caused by Neighborhood Kids

Dealing With Home Damage Caused by Neighborhood Kids

Living in a family friendly neighborhood has so many advantages. It’s a great, safe environment to raise your children in, and these neighborhoods are often packed with amenities and located in good school districts.  If there is any drawback to living in a suburban neighborhood with a high population of kids and teenagers, it might be the potential they have to cause damage to your home. Some of the most popular claims caused by children include: Broken windows, gates and locks Vand...

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The Insects That Can Damage Your Home

The Insects That Can Damage Your Home

When people think of the likely causes of damage to their home, they typically think of a tree falling on the roof, a hurricane ripping off the siding or a tornado causing windows to shatter. But statistically, these things are much less likely to happen to your home than an insect invasion, especially here in Florida. There are quite a few insects that can pose a threat to your property and family if they get into the home. Read on to find out more about the insects that can get into your home,...

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Healthy Home Series: Is Bottled Water Better Than Tap?

Healthy Home Series: Is Bottled Water Better Than Tap?

Which is better for your family, tap water or bottled water? It’s a long-running argument that you may have had with your friends, parents or spouse. The truth is there is no clear winner. Tap water and bottled water are regulated differently, which makes it hard to do a true comparison of the quality. Learning more about the process each takes to reach your home may help you to make an informed decision. Here is what you need to know about the differences between bottled and tap water. ...

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Tips for Staying Clear of Snakes in the Summer

Tips for Staying Clear of Snakes in the Summer

Florida natives have a saying about snakes, and native wildlife in general: this was their home long before it was ours. Rodents, snakes, and alligators are native to this area and can appear on your property easily. They are typically not looking to harm anyone, rather, they are searching for food, water, and an ideal habitat. Removing these elements from your property can reduce the likelihood of animals living there. Snakes, in particular, can be hard to keep away, but there are some practica...

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The Dangers of Standing Water on Your Property

When rain falls in Central Florida, it can last for days, leaving you with a large amount of water built up on the property. Most times, the sun will naturally absorb the water and leave you with no trace within a few days. But there are cases where you end up with standing water on your property for a longer time, and this situation should be resolved as soon as possible. There are many issues that can arise from the presence of standing water on your property. In addition to threatening the se...

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Healthy Home Series: Using an E-Cig in Your Home?

Healthy Home Series: Using an E-Cig in Your Home?

E-cigarettes are becoming more and more popular, and many adults now use them at home and at work to help them quit smoking tobacco products. But there is still quite a lot of misinformation out there about the safety and proper use of e-cigarettes. One of the biggest questions that many people have is whether or not to use an e-cigarette in the house. After years and years of having to go outside to smoke, many former cigarette smokers are trained to go outside anytime they feel a craving. This...

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Can Flushable Wipes Harm Your Plumbing System?

Can Flushable Wipes Harm Your Plumbing System?

Over the last few years, flushable wipes have grown in popularity and many households have added them to their regular shopping habits. While people enjoy using them, disposing of them can create a real problem, particularly if you live in an older home with smaller pipes. Read on to learn more about whether or not you should use flushable wipes and the risks you face with your plumbing. What are Flushable Wipes? Flushable wipes, which are essentially the same product as the baby wipes used t...

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Top Ways to Prevent Pet Related Homeowners Insurance Claims

Top Ways to Prevent Pet Related Homeowners Insurance Claims

If you have furry friends in your home, you probably think of them as an extension of the family. However, visitors to your home and property may not feel the same way. Although injuries sustained due to a pet, such as a dog bite, are usually covered under homeowners insurance, avoiding an injury altogether can save you time, effort, and friends! Here are some easy ways to avoid any confrontation between your visitors and your pets. Prepare Your Visitors Before inviting friends to visit your ...

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