Five Ways to Clean Clogged Drains Naturally

Isn’t it the worst when you have a clogged drain? Whether you’re trying to get the dishes done, taking a shower, or flushing the toilet, it’s so annoying! Of course there are plenty of commercial clogged drain busters, but they’re not good for the environment, nor are they good for your septic tank. Here are 5 options to clear clogged drains without harsh chemicals.




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Is My Pool Leaking?

During periods of dry weather, such as winter in Florida, you might notice your pool levels getting lower more often. Sometimes it’s as simple as it being a dry time and not raining very often. But it also could be more than normal evaporation. Typical evaporation is 1”-2” per week. Pools with a water feature such as waterfalls can experience more evaporation. Warm days and cool nights also cause pool water to evaporate more quickly. If you notice you are filling your pool more than 2” on a weekly basis, it might be time to perform “the bucket test”.




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Holiday Plumbing Tips

The holiday season is upon us! With the holidays come more people visiting. This translates into more toilet flushing, washing, showers, dish washing, and unwanted left overs going down the disposal. The last thing anyone wants with a house full of people is for the plumbing to stop working, or even back up! The key to preventing any of these emergencies is maintenance. Save yourself a plumbing visit on Christmas or New Year’s Eve with these smart tips to prepare your plumbing.




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BayFest 2017

Bayfest is one of the biggest events of the year on Anna Maria Island, kicking off the fall season. This all day street festival has been a much anticipated annual festival since 2001. It is Anna Maria Island’s largest and longest running music, food, and crafts festival. The festival takes place on the 3rd Saturday of October each year. It runs from 10am – 9pm and is free to all. The festival is located on Pine Avenue, which is closed for the event to better showcase the one-of-a-kind LOCAL arts and craft vendors.




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LaPensee’s Showroom Helps with Bathroom Remodel

If you’ve ever sat around on the weekend watching TV or searching for TV to watch, you may have noticed all of the DIY television shows, or shows that flip houses. Watching shows like that might give you ideas, (I know I get them) on redoing a particular room in the house. Those shows make it look easy; It really isn’t, and remodeling should be left to the professionals.




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5 Tips for Pools with High Water Levels

Due to the disastrous, record breaking rain over the weekend, some of you might be experiencing pools which are filled too high, or are already over flowing. There’s really nothing dangerous about having a pool which is filled to the brim, but the pool does run better and the filter works more efficiently if the water level isn’t too high.




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5 Things to Check if Your AC Runs Constantly

It’s only the beginning of August; we’re still in one of the hottest time periods here in Florida. It’s been an extremely hot summer, and your air conditioner is probably doing some over time. But is it running too much? Does it stop, or does it seem to run constantly? No, no one wants to be hot and sticky, but no one wants their AC unit to be running constantly either. Luckily, there are some simple things you can check to see what’s causing it to run more.




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