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Why Is There Water All Over My Bathroom Floor? | R. A. Styron | Plumbing Specialists

By R.A. Styron | Mar 27, 2019 |

Keep finding water leaking from the base of your toilet? That’s usually the tell-tale sign that the wax ring needs to replaced. A failing wax ring can lead to much more aggravation than just cleaning up water every so often. Letting it continue will lead to some pretty serious damage to your sub-flooring. Wax rings…

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How Does My A/C Actually Work? | R. A. Styron | Chesapeake, VA

By R.A. Styron | Mar 20, 2019 |

Air Conditioning is a welcome relief during the heat waves that Hampton Roads area residents often experience. But do you actually know how your a/c works providing you with that much needed relief? Understanding the basics of your air conditioning system can help you identify and possibility prevent future problems. Basic knowledge can help you…

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Common Plumbing Questions Asked & Their Answers | R. A. Styron | Plumbing Specialists

By R.A. Styron | Mar 15, 2019 |

We’ve gathered the most common plumbing questions we’ve heard from clients over the years. These are the top 5 questions along with their answers! Can I change the temperature on my water heather? Customer’s often ask if they can turn the temperature on their water heater up or down. The answer is yes but with…

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We Are All Ready For Spring… But Is Your A/C Ready For The Summer? | R. A. Styron | Tidewater A/C Specialists

By R.A. Styron | Mar 13, 2019 |

Residents in the Hampton Roads are excited that spring is almost here after a long and cold winter season. What’s not to love about spring? Longer days, blossoming trees and flowers, outside adventures with friends and family, and of course warmer weather! R. A. Styron understands that A/C maintenance is probably the last thing on…

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Why You Should Never Use Chemical Drain Cleaners | R. A. Styron Plumbing | Chesapeake, VA

By R.A. Styron | Mar 8, 2019 |

Homeowners often find themselves in an even bigger mess, messing around with chemical drain cleaners. We’ve all been there, your shower has just a little bit of standing water or your kitchen sink is draining soooo slowly. So you think to yourself, ah maybe I’ll just pour some drain cleaner down there instead of spending…

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Why Is My Furnace Humming? | R. A. Styron | Heating Specialist

By R.A. Styron | Mar 6, 2019 |

Noticing a humming or buzzing noise coming from your furnace? You’re not going crazy and hearing things, it’s actually a common problem. There are a few reasons you are experiencing this; they range from failing equipment to simple maintenance related issues. This is a problem that will require a visit from your local heating specialist.…

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Why Is There A Water Stain On My Ceiling?

By R.A. Styron | Mar 1, 2019 |

As a homeowner, I used to wonder why my vents had water around them frequently. I never found out the reason until I got into the HVAC business. Turns out it’s usually caused by condensation forming on your ducts and leaking onto your ceiling. Sounds pretty simple and painless but do not ignore this issue…

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Water Softeners: Do We Really Need One? | R. A. Styron | Chesapeake, VA

By R.A. Styron | Feb 27, 2019 |

If you live in the Hampton Roads area, specifically Chesapeake, there’s a good chance you have “hard water”. If so, installing a water softener is your best line of defense. Water that contains a large amount of minerals like iron, magnesium, calcium, lead, sulfur, and limestone is often referred to as “hard water”. While hard…

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Why Is The Upstairs So Hot? | R. A. Styron | Hampton Roads HVAC Specialists

By R.A. Styron | Feb 21, 2019 |

Live in a two story home with one HVAC system? If so, you’ve probably found that keeping both floors at an even temperature is easier said then done. Especially during the heat of the summer! You are not alone, R. A. Styron has helped thousands of Tidewater residents with this same problem. There are many…

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What Not To Put Down Your Garbage Disposal | R. A. Styron

By R.A. Styron | Feb 15, 2019 |

Nowadays garbage disposals are commonplace in all kitchen sinks. While they are an amazing tool, most homeowners are not aware that you still cannot put just anything down them. As useful as they are, garbage disposals are not indestructible! So what should NEVER go down your disposal or kitchen drain?  PASTA & RICE – Although they…

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