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The Benefits of Water Filters

Posted on October 23rd, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

When it comes to investing in home water filtration systems, you will be able to see positive differences both in your running water and your drinking water overtime. It won’t just remove contaminants and debris from the system, it will also provide your family with a more safer option. When the purity level is higher, you won’t have to worry about gross tasting or smelling water anymore. Are you ready to invest in one? Here are its many more benefits:

Safe Drinking Water Always

You won’t have to hesitate to use tap water once a filtration system has been installed. Save money on all those water bottles you always buy and get some use out of your sink. You can even buy a reusable water bottle, the more eco-friendly option. Either way, for convenience, being able to rely on your tap water helps a lot. 

Prevent Skin Irritation or Sickness

Not to scare you, but sometimes contaminates like chlorine, bacteria, and iron can be hiding in your water system. These kinds of toxins can cause irritation to the skin, especially after showers or washing your hands. If ingested, it can even lead to mild sickness. You’ll know if there is something contaminating your water system if there is a strange smell or if the water comes out a brown-red. Fortunately, filtration systems can stop this. 

Save Money

Bottled water costs a lot, especially if you’re buying enough containers for a large family. Save money on groceries by investing in a filtration system that can make it safe to drink tap water again. Not only that, but contaminates in your water can lead to issues with your pipes, which eventually leads to breaking or leaking. Getting this fixed may cost a pretty penny, so you’ll want to do anything you can to avoid these issues from occurring.

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your plumbing options.

FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning, plumbing and electrical services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License No. CFC 1430331.


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Homeowner Dos and Don’ts

Posted on October 22nd, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

It’s hard to know everything there is to know about owning a home. Every house is different and every family has specific maintenance routines. Whether you are a new homeowner or you’ve lived in your current home for years, there are some basic dos and don’ts that everyone should know. And here are some of the most important ones: 

Do check your HVAC system regularly. As each new season comes and goes, your system should be looked at and taken care of in a way that ensures optimal running. 

Don’t assume everything can be a DIY project. The reality is that a lot of home maintenance projects should be left to the professionals, not done using an online tutorial. 

Do inspect the outside of your home. Check your gutters and downspouts for clogging or debris during fall. Make sure your shingles and roof are secure and not broken. And especially make sure that your siding isn’t open in any spots.

Don’t forget about leaks! Home water damage is more common than you may think. Make sure there isn’t any leakage or mold around your sinks and other appliances.

Do get insulation assessed. It’s how your home stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer. If your home was poorly insulated, you could end up paying more on energy bills. 

Don’t forget routine maintenance. From your HVAC system, to the electricity and plumbing, most make sure your house passes its home inspection. Most of these areas require checkups at least once a year. Keep your home running smoothly! 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your HVAC, plumbing, and electrical options.

FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning, plumbing and electrical services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License Nos.  CFC1430331, CAC 1820030 and EC13007891.


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Tips For Conserving Water At Home

Posted on October 19th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

It may not feel like it, but if just one house begins conserving more water daily, they can make quite a difference in their community. Not only will you be saving money, but you will also be making a positive impact on the environment. Once you get the hang of it, conversing daily water is easy! Here are a few easy tips to help you and your family get started: 

Beginner’s Tips

  • Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth, or don’t keep the water running for too long. 
  • Take shorter showers. Just a minute a day can save you so much. 
  • Only run your washing machine or dishwasher when you have a full load. 
  • Be sensible about how much water you use for outdoor chores such as watering your lawn or washing your car. 

Expert Tips

  • Invest in a low flow or dual flush toilet. 
  • Consider installing a rain barrel for outdoor chores. 
  • Keep up to date with your at home water audit through your local government. 
  • Use your water bill to monitor what needs to be changed/fixed in order to lower costs.
  • Keep up with regular maintenance of certain fixtures in order to stop leaks and water damage from happening. 

On top of all these tips, another way you can make an impact is by sharing these tricks with your friends and neighbors! Get them in on some of the best ways to conserve water and save money. 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your plumbing options.

FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning, plumbing and electrical services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License No. CFC 1430331.


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5 Most Common Plumbing Issues

Posted on October 15th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

Unfortunately, no homeowner is immune to plumbing issues. They don’t need to be extreme or happen often in order to be difficult to deal with. Even if you keep up with maintenance checks and are careful, a few problems with your plumbing are bound to happen within time. Here are some of the most common plumbing issues homeowners face and why they happen:

Dripping Faucets 

Have you noticed that some of your faucets are constantly dripping, even well after they have been turned off? Dripping faucets are very common, and quite easy to fix. When the washers that are made to seal shut and keep water out become worn out over time, water trickles through easily. Thankfully, this often is an easy fix. However, it’s always best to have a tech or plumber come take a look because you never know if a deeper problem is occurring.

Clogged or Slow Drains

From your showers to your sinks, if your drains seem to be draining slowly or making noises as the water goes down, it’s important to get it fixed as soon as possible. Drain cleaners could be a quick fix, but constant use can cause long term damage, and could not fully be fixing the issue. It might be time to call a pro if these problems persist. They can fully inspect your pipes and get every and all of your clog causes out. 

Running Toilet 

The inside of your toilet is a bit complicated, so trying to get it to stop running after a flush can be a bit of a hassle. The most common cause is if the flapper valve isn’t doing it’s job correctly due to age or damage. Sometimes, it’s more than that. Either way, a professional plumber will be able to fully inspect for the problem and detect leaks, damage, or replacements. 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your plumbing options.

FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning, plumbing and electrical services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License No. CFC 1430331.


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Why is My Water Heater Leaking

Posted on October 13th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

Your water heater is an essential tool for your home, providing you and your family with the warm water you are used to. A leak and this system can lead to less water flow, temperature drops, and water damage. A quick fix is vital, but you should know exactly how this issue occurred in order to help prevent it in the future. Here are some of the hidden ways a leak can happen with your water heater. 

Poor Inlet and Outlet Connections

If the cold and hot water inlet and outlet connections are loose, it could cause water to come out of the system. This is actually an easy fix if this is the source of your leak, as all you have to do is tighten the connection or call a professional to have any faulty pipelines changed and fixed. 

Drain Valve 

One of the most common reasons for leaking in your water heater system comes from this section. The drain valve, located at the bottom of the tank, is an easy thing to fix. If the water is leaking directly from here, you need to double check that it’s closed completely. If it still continues to leak even after being sealed, it will have to be replaced. It’s inexpensive and easy to install!

Sediment Build Up 

One of the most damaging and harmful reasons for water leaks is when sediment builds up at the bottom of your tank. Years of buildup can actually lead to corrosion, harming the system as a whole. Your tank can practically fall apart from the inside out if this is the case. You’ll have to call a professional to get your entire system replaced if the sediment stays too long, so make sure you schedule regular cleanings. 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your water heater options.

FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning, plumbing and electrical services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License No. CFC 1430331.


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What Does Electrical Troubleshooting Entail?

Posted on October 9th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

When it comes to needing an electrical troubleshooting, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. Electricians are trained to know how to handle an appropriate troubleshooting plan, which is made to help figure out what is going on with your electrical system before it gets worse. 

However, if you’re just curious to know the steps, there’s no harm in learning some behind the scenes facts! Here’s what a licensed professional does to determine what is going on within your system:

Here Are Some Steps They Take: 

  • Gather the information they need.
  • Identify and understand the issue.
  • Find the exact source in your system.
  • Repair or fix the part.
  • Verify where the repair occurred.
  • Perform a root cause analysis to help prevent any issues in the future.

Why Would You Need Troubleshooting?

If you experience issues with your electricity such as lights constantly flickering or an outlet not working properly, there might be many underlying issues with these systems. It can even be more dangerous, such as sparks or smoke coming from an appliance or the power going out. No matter what, if you are experiencing these issues, a professional technician should be called to come in and perform an electrical troubleshooting. They can find the source of the issue using the steps listed above, and help ensure that your home is free from electrical problems afterwards. 

You know the steps, but we recommend NOT playing around with your electrical units or appliances if you don’t know what you’re doing. That is what professionals are here for– to take care of you and your family! 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your electrical options.

FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning, plumbing and electrical services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License No. EC13007891.


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Avoid These Common Electrical Problems

Posted on October 5th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

No home can fully avoid electrical issues. This doesn’t mean they have to be big, dangerous ones, though. Just that there are more common problems that arise for homeowners everyday. For each of them, however, there are a few easy ways to avoid them before they even occur. Here are some of the most common electrical problems and how to fix them before they happen:

High Electric Bill 

This may come as a nightmare scenario, since it’s never fun to have to pay more than you bargained for when it comes to your electricity. Here are some ways to avoid major costs around the home: 

  • Unplug any appliances or chargers that are not in use.
  • If you have any damaged circuits or wires, get those repaired ASAP.
  • Your hot water system can cause you a whole lot of trouble if there’s a leak, so get those patched up to avoid high electricity costs.
  • Switch over to a more cost effective provider.

Lights Burning Out

If you notice the lights around your home keep burning in and out, there could be multiple ways to fix this issue. 

  • Your insulation might be too close to the light, so get that checked and updated.
  • There could be bad wiring on the circuit or bad wiring on the main lines.
  • Too high or too low of a connection to the power system. 

Overloading Circuit 

If your system is constantly getting overworked and overloading, you need to make quite a few changes around the house. Including: 

  • Remove all devices that you are not using, including phone chargers and appliance plugins. 
  • Avoid overburdening a single circuit by spreading your electrical plugs around. 
  • Keep in mind which devices in your home are most important, what is in use, and what is necessary to keep plugged in at all times. 

Frequent Surges In Electrical Power

This is one of the more extreme electrical issues a homeowner could run into, but there are still solutions: 

  • Avoid connecting an electrical device to the home grid or the wiring itself, as this could be potentially dangerous.
  • Remove any cheaply made devices or appliances from your outlets and wait to see if this stops the surges.
  • If all else fails, consult some professionals.

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your electrical options.

FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning, plumbing and electrical services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License No. EC13007891.


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Florida Fall Home Maintenance

Posted on October 1st, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

Us Floridians know that once fall starts, our rainy season will still continue. Temperatures may drop slightly, but it’s important for homeowners to prepare their homes for heavy weather and a long, wet season. Here are a few home maintenance tips for you to follow in order to keep everything running smoothly throughout autumn. 

Clean Out Your Gutters

Fallen leaves can build-up in your gutter system and create blockages. You need this system working at full capacity, otherwise rain water will flood and overflow in areas it shouldn’t be. This is what leads to indoor water damage and gutter cracks and breaks. Clean out your gutters at least once every week during this season. 

Seal Any Cracks

Vulnerable areas such as doors and windows could be open invitations for water damage inside your home. Not only that, but cracks allow for your indoor heating and ventilation to seep out, causing your HVAC system to run longer and harder– all leading to an increase in your electric bills. Seal up your home now, and you’ll thank yourself later. 

Replace HVAC Filters

With each transition, our HVAC system runs on new settings. While we won’t need to run our heating on full blast, we will be turning down our cooling systems a bit. Either way, the best way to keep your home clean is to make sure you change the filters inside your system every 30-90 days. 

Maintenance Is Key

Regular maintenance during each season is the key to a happy and working household. This includes getting your HVAC system checked before changes in seasons, or having a licensed technician come make sure your plumbing is working properly. Little things around the home make the biggest difference, so always make sure to keep up with regularly scheduled maintenance checks. 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your HVAC, plumbing, and electrical options.

FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning, plumbing and electrical services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License Nos.  CFC1430331, CAC 1820030 and EC13007891.


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3 Issues Heavy Rain Can Cause For Your Plumbing

Posted on September 23rd, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

Heavy rain comes with some heavy consequences for your plumbing. While many sewers and drainage systems are set up to be able to withstand rainfall, if the precipitation in your area becomes too much for these systems to handle, your plumbing might be in for some trouble. That’s why it’s important to be aware of some of the issues that may occur when a heavy rain storm comes our way:

Increased Pressure 

If the rainfall becomes too much for your system to handle, there will be increased pressure placed on pipes and more. This leads directly to bending and breaking down, causing many flooding issues and more for your home. You’ll want to keep an eye out for puddling and flooding on your property. 

Clogging 

Excess water means flooding and increased mud flow. Mud and sediments can make their way into your pipeline, causing clogging and then flooding. Your basement and lower levels of your home will suffer the most from this issue!

Shifted Pipes

If the weight and pressure is enough, heavy water and mud flow can often shift your underground pipes. When pipes bend and move in ways they aren’t meant to, cracking and breaking can occur. Water usage will cease, and an emergency plumbing call will be needed.

What Can You Do?

The best way to protect your home and your plumbing is by keeping up with regular maintenance checks of your system. This way, you can ensure that your pipes are ready and able to take on heavy amounts of rain and mud due to storms. If you have any existing issues, it’s important you get them fixed before the next rainy day comes around. 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your plumbing options.

FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning, plumbing and electrical services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License No. CFC 1430331.


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Reducing Repair Bills Around Your Home

Posted on September 18th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

Sometimes big repair bills can sneak up on you and leave you wondering about what little things you could have changed to lower the amount of money you owe. Well, before you find yourself asking where you went wrong, try looking into these protection plans for reducing your repair bills before you get them!

Know What You Can and Cannot Fix Yourself

Sometimes DIY projects around the house can save you a ton of money, but not everything can be done by you. You can clean out areas around your house such as your gutters and water heaters. But, any kind of big problems involving your HVAC system or electric, you should not do yourself. That’s when you call a professional. 

Don’t Forget About Your Water Heater

Water heater damage can leave you paying a hefty price in order to get it fixed. A breakdown in the system can be the cause of multiple problems, often ones that go unnoticed until your unit is no longer working. You can remove sediment and debris from the bottom yourself, or have a professional come in and flush it regularly to reduce major cost from big problems.

Show Your HVAC Some Love

Your HVAC system is like a vital organ in the works on your home. Without it, during any season, you and your family can be left uncomfortable and vulnerable. So it’s no surprise that any issues that may occur need to be fixed ASAP, but the costs could be great. This is why regular maintenance comes in handy, since it will keep repair projects small to none. 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your HVAC, plumbing, and electric options.

FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning, plumbing and electrical services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License No. No. EC13007891, CFC 1430331, CAC 1820030.


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