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The Importance of Professional Air Conditioner Maintenance

Posted on October 2nd, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

Maintaining your air conditioner and keeping it in good running condition is a great thing. But what do you do if your air conditioner begins failing and doesn’t work quite like it used to? This is the part where a trained professional comes in as part of the solution. Prior to having your air conditioner break down, you should have a professional perform maintenance tests annually to make sure everything is always working as it should. air conditioner filter

Whether your goal is to save some money or get by without having to worry about costs for air conditioner maintenance, there are a few important reasons you will want to have a trained professional check your air conditioner at least once a year.

Professionals have tools that you don’t.

When many people think about air conditioner maintenance, they think it’s as simple as opening their air conditioner and cleaning it out. Now while this could help it run a little smoother, it won’t have a drastic change. The professionals can get in places you can’t, to check certain components.

You’ll save more money in the future.

Having your air conditioner checked each year will save you in the end because small parts can be replaced at the time they break rather than causing multiple malfunctions in your system down the road.

Better to be safe than sorry.

You can never be too safe when it comes to your air conditioner. It may seem just fine one day, then tomorrow comes and it begins blowing heat with no cold air. Make sure to avoid this costly mistake with a maintenance check.

Save yourself the money and headache and get your AC checked.

If you do run into any problems with your home’s air conditioning system, or it’s time to schedule your annual tune-up, don’t hesitate to give Jupiter-Tequesta a call. Our professional HVAC technicians are here to help you with all of your AC repair problems.

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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How To Remove and Prevent Bathroom Mold

Posted on September 17th, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

Mold growth in the bathroom isn’t just unsightly and gross: it’s also hazardous to your health. Taking the right steps can help you get rid of any existing mold and prevent further “green stuff” from growing in your bathroom in the future. mold in bath, a duck toy, bathroom

Prevent it from Growing in the First Place

The best thing to do is to prevent mold from growing in your bathroom in the first place, obviously. These tips can help:

  • Make sure your bathroom is properly ventilated, especially when you’re taking a shower or bath, by cracking a window or running the fan.
  • Take care of any leaks in the bathroom immediately to prevent mold, water damage, and wasted water.
  • Make sure your air conditioner is kept in good shape since it can help regulate the humidity in your home during hot Florida summers, thus cutting down on the chances of mold growth.

Clean with Bleach

Many people are focused on using natural cleaners nowadays, but if you want to get rid of mold, you’re going to have to break out the big guns. Using bleach is a surefire way to kill mold spores, but make sure that you dilute it properly and that you keep the bathroom well-ventilated while cleaning. This will help you get rid of the mold without putting yourself or your family at risk.

Even though small amounts of mold can be removed yourself with bleach, bigger jobs should be left up to the professionals. Sometimes, mold spores can grow in the walls and in other places where you can’t easily see or get to them to clean them. To truly get rid of a serious mold problem in your bathroom, you’re probably going to need to hire a team of professionals to help.

If you have any issues with your bathroom air ventilation or plumbing appliances and fixtures, contact Jupiter-Tequesta!

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Keeping Your Pets Safe from Electrical Harm

Posted on September 12th, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

It’s hard to find a home without a pet. Most of us consider our pets to be a member of the family, so we’ll do anything to keep them safe. One of the many things you should consider when protecting your pets is keeping them away from electrical appliances, cables, and outlets.a dog and cat on the couch

Here are a few tips to help:

Keep cables out of sight

When your pets see electrical cords, they see chew toys. And although it may be cute, them playing around with wires can lead to shocks, burns, and even fires.

If you can’t effectively hide them around your house, pet proof them with plastic piping.

Keep an eye on your phone chargers

It’s tempting to leave a phone charger in every room for your convenience — but try to put them away when you’re done with them! Your pets love chewing on things (especially things that aren’t theirs).

Don’t leave your heating equipment unattended

Portable heaters are very dangerous for your pets. They’ll see a warm, cozy spot and not think twice — but the heat could end up seriously hurting them.

Be wary of water

We all know that water and electricity don’t mix, so be careful when placing your pets water bowl down. You don’t want your pets drinking water anywhere near plugs or wires.

Be thoughtful during thunderstorms

Thunderstorms can really scare your furry friends. The best way to protect your pet is to keep them inside or at least in a fully enclosed area, with no metal or wires.

If you need an electrician to come and help protect your pets from electrical harm, contact Jupiter-Tequesta today!

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5 Reasons Why You Should Invest In a Generator

Posted on September 10th, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

Hurricane season is here. For those of us in the Jupiter and Tequesta, Florida areas, keeping your home and family safe is the number one priority. Fortunately, there is an easy way to prevent hurricane blackout frustrations — by installing a home generator. Installing an whole house emergency generator for hurricane season

5 Reasons To Invest In a Generator

1. Peace of Mind

A generator will give you and your family peace of mind during a blackout or hurricane when there are many other things to worry about.

2. Home Comfort

Blackouts can be frustrating, especially if they last for extended periods of time. Your generator will help make sure that you have the basic necessities — lights, hot water and A/C.

3. Flood Protection

Although your generator won’t keep the water from rising, it will help keep your sump pump running even when the electric goes out. This can play a crucial in protecting your belongings in the event you experience flooding in your home.

4. Protect Your Food

One of the biggest blackout frustrations is protecting the food in your refrigerator. A generator will help keep your milk cool and prevent your ice cream from melting!

5. Electric at Night

A blackout can cut your days shorter than you’d like. With a generator, you can have lights and electricity so that you can continue your everyday activities without inconvenience.

If you are ready to add a generator to your home, give the professionals at Jupiter-Tequesta a call! We are here to help you with all of your home electrical needs.

Visit our website to learn more about our services or give us a call to speak with a representative directly:

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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What’s Better: Showers or Baths?

Posted on September 6th, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

A bath is one of the most relaxing things that we can do after a long, hard day at work. But on the other hand, the feeling of shower water hitting your head is another good way to relieve your body and mind from all the stress in life. Basically, these two methods are incredibly relaxing, but there is one debate to resolve: which one really is the best?

Identifying the Benefits


Baths are known to be more relaxing than showers. Dermatologists have claimed that a bath can be great for your skin’s quality for the years to come. Additionally, you can also add some other ingredients that are safe for the skin. These could be bath bombs or even petals of flowers, which naturally provides nourishment on your skin’s surface as you take a bath. Some experts also stated that it can delay premature aging and eliminate acne as well.

If you want a nice bonus, here’s a recipe for those who are suffering from sunburn and other issues such as eczema:

  • A bunch of oatmeal.
  • Around 5 spoons of honey.
  • Any amount of milk
  • Mix them together on your bath before you plunge in.

This easy recipe is exceptionally gentle to the skin and is relaxing enough for you to stay in the bathtub for several minutes. The ingredients are also known to contain antioxidants which will surely give you additional health benefits as you take a quality bath.


Showering is considered the more hygienic type of cleansing than bathing. Experts stated that showers can rinse all the dirt and other particles out of your body as the water flows down consistently not just from the shower, but from your own body as well. You may not be able to add some ingredients to your shower due to obvious reasons, but it can remove any substances easily such as soap and shampoo. Ideally, showers are the faster form of bathing that can easily guarantee you a clean body and face right away.

The Verdict?

To conclude this matter, baths may be the best if the quality of the bathing method and skin is what you’re looking for, despite the price and time you need to set when doing this. On the other hand, showers can be the best for those who are in a hurry and to those who are very dirty at the moment. It’s more like quality vs. speed. So be sure to match your schedule and your needs very well in order to choose between the more beneficial form of bathing for your cleansing needs right now.

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What Do New Homeowners Need To Know About Their Air Conditioner?

Posted on September 5th, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

One of the most exciting times in a person’s life is when they purchase a new home. It can seem daunting once it hits you that you are responsible for every aspect of your new home. From furnishing your new home to all the other responsibilities of being a homeowner, you have a lot to think about. One thing you can’t overlook is your air conditioning system.Happy man lifting woman in new house

1. You need to know the general details of your equipment.

If you need to look up manuals or contact someone for help it is useful to know the year, make and model of your equipment. This will make it easier to get the help you need if you ever have any questions or concerns.

2. Setting your thermostat lower when you are away from home can help save on cooling costs.

You may want to consider purchasing a programmable thermometer so that you don’t have to manually change the temperature. With a programmable thermometer, you can create a schedule and not have to worry about adjustments.

3. Before trouble arises, make sure that you know who to call.

Find a qualified and reputable technician. Having a company already selected can take some of the stress out of an emergency. They can also take care of your regular maintenance needs.

4. One of the best things you can do to take care of your system is to make sure to change your air filter.

When your filter gets dirty your system has to work harder to push air through it. Changing your filter is not only easier on your system, but it’s also easier on your wallet. Cooling costs go up when your system is working harder because of a dirty filter.

If you do run into any problems with your home’s air conditioning system, or it’s time to schedule your annual tune-up, don’t hesitate to give Jupiter-Tequesta a call. Our professional HVAC technicians are here to help you with all of your AC repair problems.

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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Plumbing Leaks That Can Attract Pests

Posted on August 15th, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

Ever noticed insects or other pests crawling around in your basement or crawl space? They are typically found there because of the high level of moisture in the air. Cockroach in house on background of toilet

Now imagine those same pests, but around your plumbing fixtures in rooms like your kitchen and bathroom (gasp!). This isn’t as uncommon as you may think. If there’s a leak, you’ll more than likely find pests as well.

Which pests are attracted to moisture?

  • Book Lice
  • Camel Crickets
  • Carpenter Ants
  • Cockroaches
  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Termites

Which plumbing fixtures should you keep an eye on?

1. Leaky Faucets

A sink faucet or shower head can leak near the handles or base where the piping connects. And most of the time, the leak is a very slow, yet persistent drip, so homeowners don’t think its anything serious. But it’s very important to check your faucets every month (including underneath the sinks!).

2. Basement Plumbing

If your home has a basement, this is where most of your plumbing runs through. For unfinished basements, you’re more likely to find pests hanging out down there and will need to call a professional ASAP. For finished basements, check for any brown spots on the ceiling — this is a sign that there’s a leak in your pipes and a technician will need to come and repair it.

At Jupiter-Tequesta A/C, Plumbing & Electric, LLC, we understand that 100% customer satisfaction is the purpose of our work, not a by-product. Home or business comfort is the only reason we exist as an organization and we have made a company-wide commitment to do it better and more efficient than any other company in Palm Beach, Martin, and St Lucie Counties.

Contact Jupiter-Tequesta today!

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How to Remove Hard Water Stains

Posted on August 9th, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

Do you notice spots on your dishes even after a cycle in your dishwasher? If you were curious why this was happening, don’t blame your appliance. These stains are caused by a high amount of minerals found in your water — minerals like calcium and magnesium ions. Once mineral-rich water dries, it leaves stains, or grimy residue, on the surface. open dishwasher with clean dishes at home kitchen

How Can You Remove Hard Water Stains?

It’s not that hard water is bad for your health, but it does leave stains on your silverware, gives your dry hair and skin, and makes your clothes less soft. So how can you fix this issue?

  1. Water and Vinegar: Mix half water and half vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture to your dishes, wait a few minutes, and wipe clean.
  2. Baking Soda and Vinegar: Mix half baking soda with half vinegar to make a paste. Smear the paste over the surface and let it sit for 15 minutes. Once the mixture has settled, rinse with water (don’t forget to wipe the stain dry).
  3. Lemon Juice: Spray fresh lemon juice on hard water stains. Rinse after 10 minutes and spray again if the stain is still there.

Read more: Dishwasher Maintenance Tips

Install a Whole Home Water Filtration System

Another option for fixing hard water stains is by installing an Enviro Water Whole Home Filtration System. This will reduce chlorine, filter chemicals, remove sediment, and is truly eco-friendly!

For fast service and a free estimate, contact Jupiter-Tequesta today!

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Are Bath Bombs Safe For Your Tub?

Posted on August 2nd, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

Bath bombs are everywhere…and they’re selling out, quick. They are the perfect solution to a stressful day. However, is it really safe to throw that rainbow-colored bath bomb into your tub?shop cosmetics handmade

First, let’s start with some positives.

They are scented, fizzy, and relax your muscles as soon as you hop into the tub. And not only will your entire body smell amazing, so will your bathroom! They are the perfect gift for yourself or a friend.

What’s bad about them?

Bath bombs are made up of a variety of materials that shouldn’t go down your pipes. A few problems include:

  • Salts not dissolving. A few undissolved chunks of the bath bomb salty ingredients is all it takes to latch on to the dirt in your drain and clog.
  • Oils clogging your drains. Rule number one in plumbing is that no oils are allowed down your drain. There’s plenty of oils in bath bombs (yikes).
  • Other ingredients get stuck, too. Some bath bombs contain small pieces of flowers, glitter, and more…and it’s not long until these small pieces clog your drain.

How can you still use bath bombs without damaging your plumbing?

Fortunately, there are a few ways to enjoy bath bombs without needing to call a repairman afterward. Put a nylon cover over the bath bomb to prevent the contents from leaking and clogging the drain. Another option is cleaning your drain out with vinegar and water once you’re done bathing. This should help clear any debris (bath bomb and all) from sticking and clogging.

If you run into any problems with your home plumbing, don’t hesitate to give the Jupiter-Tequesta technicians a call! We are here to help you with all of your home plumbing and drain cleaning needs.

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Why You Need a Generator for Hurricane Season

Posted on August 1st, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

We love living in Florida, but one of the cons of this sunny state is the fear of hurricane season.

Hurricanes can cause many problems for our homes – one of them being a power outage. Sometimes a blackout doesn’t last long, but on the off chance it does (what will you do when you can’t charge your phone?!), a backup generator can help you gain your power back.Emergency Home Electricity Generator

They keep your lights on.

No sitting in the dark like your neighbors. Home generators keep your lights on so you can go about your day safe and sounds.

Your appliances will stay on.

You don’t have to worry about not using any appliances in your home. You can cook, shower, and even keep your AC blasting when you own a generator.

You won’t waste any food.

Many times, blackouts last for so long that the food in our fridges starts to go bad. Unfortunately, we have to throw a lot of our food away after the storm, but not with a generator — it will keep your fridge running so you don’t waste food or money.

Are you ready to invest in a generator to prepare your home for future storms? You can count on Jupiter-Tequesta A/C, Plumbing & Electric, LLC. We offer 24-hours a day, 7 days a week service with no overtime charges. We only employ the best in the business. All our technicians are background checked and drug tested. Our Electricians are experts in repair and installation for both residential and commercial.

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