Importance of well water testing

Water Treatment 13.7.2012

While most homes in South Florida depend on well water, only a small percent understand the importance of having their well tested regularly. Proper inspection can help identify mechanical issues before leaving you without water. In addition, there are numerous other factors that may contribute to poor water quality including chemicals, coliform bacteria, nitrates, high…

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Why do I need a water softener?

Water Treatment 4.7.2012

As rain water filters through the ground into the aquifer, it picks up certain minerals from the soil and rocks, such as magnesium and calcium. So why do I need to remove these minerals? They can be harmful to the plumbing and plumbing fixtures in your home. As this water passes through your home’s water…

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How much salt should my softener use?

Water Treatment 4.7.2012

This is a tricky question. Usually softeners are set to use between 9 and 15 pounds of salt per regeneration. Given the fact that all softeners have a finite capacity for removing the hardness from your water, they must regenerate periodically in order to continue softening your water. The amount of salt that your specific…

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Lehigh Acres Water Heater

Service Areas 2.8.2011

Lehigh Acres is well known for it’s quiet and peaceful lifestyle. After a hard days work, I’m sure inspecting your hot water heater for signs of trouble are far from your mind. A visual inspection and regular maintenance can alert you to problems long before you have no hot water. Don’t forget, we are currently…

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Fort Myers Beach Water Heater

Service Areas 30.7.2011

I’m sure an ice cold shower is not your ideal ending to a relaxing day on Fort Myers Beach. The fact is, water heaters eventually will fail. Regular maintenance and inspection are critical to prolonging their, but nothing lasts forever. We have put together some articles regarding the maintenance that you should perform and you…

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Fort Myers Water Heater

Service Areas 30.7.2011

After a long drive home through the Fort Myers heat and traffic, the last thing you want to do is take an ice cold shower. Instead of waiting until your hot water heater fails, take a few minutes and perform a proper inspection to see if it’s time for a replacement. Replacing an older unit…

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Cape Coral Water Heater

Service Areas 30.7.2011

With no lack of heat outdoors in Cape Coral, not many people are thinking about their hot water heater. The majority of our clients only find problems once it’s already too late. While regular inspection, draining, and maintenance can prolong the life of an electric hot water heater, they don’t last forever and will eventually…

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Water Heaters: Worst Case Scenario

Water Heaters 20.5.2011

Many people don’t know that they have a potential bomb inside their home. When safety devices on a water heater fail, bad things can happen! The thermostat on a water heater is designed to stop the water heater from overheating, but they can fail. In a closed system, this could cause pressure to build up…

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Water Heaters: Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve

Water Heaters 20.5.2011

The temperature and pressure relief valve (T&P Valve) is a crucial safety feature of your water heater. This valve allows the hot water heater to automatically release water should it get too hot or the pressure rise too high. Failure of T&P valve is the most common explanation for water heater explosions and is usually…

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Water Heaters: Corrosion and the Anode Rod

Water Heaters 19.5.2011

Water heaters can fail early due to internal corrosion of the hot water heater. Your annual visual inspection is helpful, but you can’t see everything. The sacrificial anode rod in a water heater is designed to extend the life of the heater. It is a rod that extends into the heater and is composed of…

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