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Differences Between Natural Gas and Propane

Many furnaces and appliances use either natural gas or propane as a fuel source. Natural gas is found underground and contains several different gases, including butane, propane, and methane. It can be in liquid form, or as a compressed or uncompressed gas.  Propane gas, also called liquefied petroleum gas or LPG, is stored as a…
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Eight Tips to Prevent Clogged Drains this Upcoming Spring

Eight Tips to Prevent Clogged Drains Posted on Jan 10th, 2020 Clogged drains are a common, yet incredibly annoying problem that most people have to deal with. Although clogs occur often, there are things that you can do in your home to reduce their chances of escalating. Here are eight tips to prevent clogged drains this…
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How Plumbing can Save Water!

Our A-1 plumbers hate to break it to you—but you’re wasting water in your home! Whether it’s through outdated appliances or bad habits, a few drops can add up fast and cost you (and the environment) a lot. Our Smiley plumbing pros are here to give you some simple ways to save water this season.…
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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Invest in A New Water Heater

Purchasing a new water heater is a big investment. But repairing massive water damage from an outdated and broken water heater is an even bigger expense. Like most major appliances, water heaters break down overtime so it is important to replace them before they wreak havoc in your home. Our friendly Jacksonville plumbers are here…
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Hot Water Running Out Quickly?

A-1’s plumbing experts sure understand the importance of hot water in our everyday lives. If you’ve ever experienced a lack of hot water in your home when you need it, this is the post for you! Today we’re sharing a number of factors that might be contributing to your home’s availability of hot water. TIMING…
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Drain Tips! Kitchen & Bath

Are you sick of drain build up? It seems like these pesky clogs always come at the worst times, like before a party or after a long day at work. As our Smiley Pros always say, the best form of plumbing is preventative plumbing. As summer is coming to a close, invest in your pipes…
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Why is Leak Detection Important?

Unfortunately, water leaks aren’t just an annoying inconvenience; they have the power to cause thousands of dollars in damage. Even what seems like a minor issue could just be the tip of the iceberg of an even bigger problem. SIGNS YOU HAVE A LEAK There are several factors that might alert you to the existence…
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How Does an Old Air Conditioner Impact my Family’s Health?

Air conditioning is more than just a way to escape the heat, even though it can save you from serious health issues that arise from  dangerous heat waves.  Your AC also keeps outdoor pollution from circulating in your house and  helps you sleep more deeply. But while air conditioning can help you keep healthy and…
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Is your AC coil freezing up?

Your AC is supposed to be cold- but not icy! Your air conditioner is supposed to cool things down for you. However, it is not a freezer, and shouldn’t be performing as one! If you see ice on your air conditioner in general, you’re likely dealing with a compromise in the system! Ice on your…
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