No, a Great Heater is NOT “Optional”

December 3rd, 2018

cold-manWe know what you’re thinking: I live in Florida, why does it matter if my heater is not the best? Well, our technicians at Bayonet Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning are here to tell you that it does matter.  If you are still operating a “not-so-great” system, you might be wasting more money than you think.

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Don’t Downplay Bathroom Plumbing Problems!

November 19th, 2018

bubbling-drainThere are a lot of great perks that come with owning your own home. There is also a lot of potential for problems to develop over time. If and when you run into such problems, you want to have them resolved as soon as possible. We know that homeowners today have a lot on their plates, and there are certain headaches that we’d all rather ignore. That does not change the fact that certain issues deserve your prompt attention, though.

Case in point? Problems with your bathroom plumbing in Orlando, FL. Is every issue with your bathroom plumbing an emergency? No, maybe not. Does it always benefit you to have any problem, no matter how “minor,” resolved as soon as possible? Absolutely. The fact that you can put up with a problem does not mean that it is not taking its toll in any number of ways. Here are a few examples of problems with your bathroom plumbing that you really cannot afford to ignore.

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Professional Plumbers Clean Drains Effectively

November 5th, 2018

sink-drainingIn this age where the phone in your pocket can unlock an essentially limitless amount of information, it can be easy to convince oneself that one can handle his or her own projects around the house. And you know what? Many of the projects you need done around the house can be handled in a DIY manner with a bit of research and some elbow grease. Responsible homeowners are the ones that know their limits, though. We’re guessing, for instance, that you wouldn’t try to replace your home piping system.

However, some jobs that you might not expect actually require a professional plumber in Orlando, FL. Case in point is the cleaning of your drains. But I have liquid drain cleaner in my cabinet, you may be thinking. I can pick up a hand auger at the hardware store, you may insist. Sure, you can try those methods. Just don’t be surprised when you find yourself in need of our professional drain cleaning services anyway.

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You Need That Heater Tuned Up!

October 22nd, 2018

furnace-repairIn Florida, the air conditioners in our homes are obviously working harder and much more frequently than the heating systems are. This does not mean, however, that you can afford to ignore any signs of trouble with the heater that you depend upon when temperatures do finally drop below a comfortable level in the winter. If you are serious about getting the most from your heater, you need to work with a great HVAC  company in Orlando, FL.

Reading this means that you are well on your way to doing so. The next step is to understand that you don’t want to wait for something to go wrong with your heating system before you go ahead and give us a call. We are more than ready and willing to repair your heater for you, of course. However, you should also take advantage of our heating Maximum Value Protection Club maintenance plan. This will help to ensure that your heating system is ready for whatever the colder time of the year can throw your way.

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Slab Leaks: We Find ‘Em, We Fix ‘Em

October 8th, 2018

plumberHomeowners throughout our service area know that they can turn to us to find and fix plumbing leaks in their homes. Unfortunately, some homeowners are not aware of the fact that many plumbing leaks can sneak past their defenses, doing a lot of damage to their properties before the homeowners in question even realize that there are problems, to begin with. This is the case with that most nefarious type of leak: the slab leak!

When you have a slab leak in Clearwater, FL, it is vital that you get in touch with a plumber in Clearwater, FL as soon as possible. Before doing so, of course, you need to recognize that you may have a slab leak, to begin with. Today’s blog post is a bit of a primer on the subject of slab leaks—what they are, the challenges that they present, and how we can go about resolving them. So read on, reach out with any questions that you may have, and minimize the risk of damages to your property.

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Your Air Conditioner May Be in Trouble If…

September 24th, 2018

AC-outdoor-unitThere are areas in the country where heating systems are already being fired up and are running quite regularly. Here in Florida, this obviously is not the case. Our air conditioning systems are still the stars of the show, as they are throughout most of the year. That is why, even this late in the calendar year, you really need to be tuned into your air conditioning system and the way in which it is operating.

Those “minor” issues that you’re noticing are almost certainly more serious than you realize. And, when you live in as hot a climate as we do, any air conditioning issues are cause for serious concern! We don’t care what the date on the calendar may be—AC problems always demand prompt AC repair in Tampa, FL. We are using today’s post to fill you in on some of the common warning signs that your air conditioning system may be in trouble.

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Choose Your Sump Pump Carefully

September 10th, 2018

waterWhy is it that Florida is such a popular vacation spot? Why is it that so many people decide to spend their golden years down here? It’s because of the weather and the beaches, mostly. You do not need us to tell you that our days are full of plenty of sunshine, and that temperatures stay quite warm for nearly the entire year. What you may need us to remind you of, though, is that your air conditioning system is not the only system in your house deserving of your attention.

There are quite a few challenges for plumbing systems in this area to overcome, too. Hard water, for instance, is quite common. However, it is the risk of flooding that we want to talk about today. We won’t get too into the ugly reality of the types of storms that we can face down here. Suffice to say that protecting your home from flood damage is important, and a great sump pump is a great way to protect your home via plumbing in Clearwater, FL

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Why Schedule Professional AC Repairs?

August 27th, 2018

bayonet-truckIf you live in Florida and need someone to tell you that central air conditioning is a necessity, you may want to double check your address to make sure that you do actually live in Florida! The heat and humidity around here is the stuff of legend, and even those of us that truly love hot summer days—and summers that seem to go on and on—will admit that a comfortable home to retire to whenever you want is a must.

That is precisely why we want to talk to you about AC repair in New Port Richey, FL today. Or, rather, why we want to help you better understand why prompt air conditioning repairs are always in your best interest. Considering just how much we depend upon our air conditioning systems, we really don’t think that any problem with those systems can truly be called “minor.” So read on, and keep our number handy when—not “if”—you require repairs for your AC system.

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Common Signs of Water Leaks

August 13th, 2018

kitchen-sink-leakIf we were to ask you what the most common problem that homeowners face with their plumbing systems might be, we are fairly confident that a good number of our clients would respond with “a water leak, of course.” Well, our customers are already fairly well informed, then, because this is certainly one of the most pressing issues that homeowners may face. Because plumbing leaks can cause so much damage to one’s property so quickly, it really is in your best interest to ensure that any leaks are found and resolved by a professional plumber in Brandon, FL as soon as possible.

But how do you do that?

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Why Does My AC Turn Off So Quickly?

July 30th, 2018

angry-manThe central air conditioner is a major upgrade from the noisy, ineffective, and inefficient air conditioning systems that so many of us have used in the past—provided that it is working properly. Unfortunately, a lot of homeowners seem to think that, just because their air conditioners are functioning, they are functioning properly. This is not necessarily the case, and that type of thinking can land you in some hot water.

Now, you’ll obviously realize that something is wrong with your air conditioner if it is not pumping out cool air in your home at all. However,  you should also pay attention to the way in which the system is running when it is cooling your home. Does it seem to be starting up, running only for a brief period, and then cycling right back down? If so, then it is short cycling. That is a deceptively serious problem for your air conditioning in Tampa, FL.

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