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5 Steps to Restart Your A/C After A Power Outage

While thunderstorms happen regularly during the summer here in Upstate South Carolina, they can still take you by surprise. You may end up sitting in the dark after the storm ends, with flashlights or candles lighting your way. You may even find your house heating up as you realize your air conditioning has stopped working, too. The real worry comes once the power comes back on, and your A/C… doesn’t. You may be wondering if your A/C is gone for good, but before...
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Why Does My Toilet Keep Clogging?

Are you at your wits end asking yourself, “Why does my toilet keep clogging?” We know there are only so many times you can grab the plunger before you have to admit you have a serious plumbing problem that needs to be addressed. But what is causing that pesky clog? In this article, we’re here to help you identify common causes of a clogged toilet and teach you how to unclog a toilet. You May be Flushing Things You Shouldn’t Be...
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What Temperature Should I Set My Water Heater?

Water heaters are a deeply important part of your home, but most homeowners don’t really think twice about them after the installation. Unfortunately, installations performed before you moved in or by professionals who don’t take the time to check the unit is functioning can lead to improper water heater temperatures. The right temperature could easily be the difference between scalding hot water and, on the other hand, water that doesn’t stay hot long enough to discourage the growth of harmful bacteria....
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How To Detect A Carbon Monoxide Leak

You can’t see it, you can’t smell it, and you can’t taste it, but it will kill you if not detected. There was a time when licensed, professional plumbing and heating contractors were the only people that had the capabilities to detect carbon monoxide in your home or other buildings. Technology has now made it possible for homeowners to purchase carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. If you are considering purchasing a CO detector for your home, be sure to research the different variations...
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Common Winter Plumbing Problems & How To Avoid Them

Temperatures are dropping around the Upstate, which means your home’s plumbing system may become suspectible to a variety of common plumbing issues that are caused by the colder months. As a homeowner, it’s important to be aware of these potential issues and take matters into your own hands to prevent potentially serious home damage. Hot Water System Failure Cold winter days (and nights) take a toll on water heaters, but sometimes a quick fix can be as simple as checking...
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