Brad Holly, Author at Alvarez Plumbing & AC

Brad Holly


Hurricane Season HVAC Preparation Tips

Tampa’s hurricane season is just around the corner, “officially” starting June 1st. Is your HVAC system ready? We’ve put together some of our best practical tips for stress-free hurricane season HVAC preparation. It’s not at all uncommon for windstorms in this area to cut power and water supply to homes or cause flooding, potentially destroying treasured belongings and damaging your

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How to Prepare Your AC for Summer in Tampa

Summer is not a good time for your air conditioner to breakdown! One of the things you can do to prepare your AC for summer in Tampa is to test and clean your air conditioner in the months before summer arrives. By taking steps to prepare the unit for the long, hard season ahead, you can avoid an unexpected breakdown.

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Common Plumbing Myths

Homeowners and renters alike have heard numerous tips and “advice” on how to take care of their plumbing systems. Some of it was passed down from family, and other times it may have been advice from online. And most of it-wrong. We have compiled a list of common plumbing myths and the correct advice to go with each. Myth #

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5 Common Air Conditioning Problems

There are a few scenarios that are our top calls for some common air conditioning and HVAC problems, especially in the spring or wintertime. Before your air conditioner gives out, before you really need it this summer, call us to schedule a regular maintenance check-up. If your air conditioning system is having serious problems, contact a professional HVAC repair company

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So, You’ve Dropped Something Down The Drain?

We’ve all done it – dropped something in the toilet or down the drain in the sink. Sometimes it’s our cell phone and relatively easy to retrieve (if not sometimes gross). Other times it is a favorite necklace or a wedding band.  In stranger cases, it’s usually a child playing “hide” the keys or favorite toy. However it happened, our

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Thinking About A Plumbing Or Kitchen Remodel?

So, you’ve finally had the chance to remodel your kitchen, and you can’t wait to pick out the new cabinets and countertops! So much happens during a renovation, especially if you choose to do some or all of the upgrades yourself. While giving your kitchen a facelift, keep in mind that in order to avoid an expensive gaffe, there are

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Hard Water Problems

Hard water can be problematic and it is usually a regional issue, unluckily for us Floridians, we fall into the affected region. Hard water problems are caused by minerals like calcium, aluminum, magnesium, and iron in tap water sources. These minerals come from water passing through layers of limestone in the ground. The high concentration of minerals in the water

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Where Does Dust Come From?

Dust is a constant battle. It always seems to be in your home no matter how often you dust. Dust comes from somewhere, so rest assured you may be able to manage it. Dust is primarily made up from dirt pollen, dead skin cells, pet or people hair, pet dander, and other small particles. Pets When pets come back in

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DIY Plumbing Toolbox

Guide to Creating a Handy DIY Plumbing Toolbox There are times when you may need to make a quick fix yourself on your pipes, so it’s important to have the right tools in your toolbox. Use this helpful guide to stock your DIY plumbing toolbox and understand what each is best used for. Items to Add to Your DIY Plumbing

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Dirty Sock Syndrome Pt 2

This week we are concluding our dirty sock syndrome coverage with information on how to treat and prevent falling victim to it by managing the indoor air quality of your home. Preventing This Syndrome The best treatment is always taking the right steps to prevent dirty sock syndrome from happening to your air conditioning system in the first place. The

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