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Your Guide on What to Do When the Power Goes Out

August 31, 2015

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Picture this scenario: you’re sitting at home with your family watching television and enjoying an otherwise run-of-the-mill evening. Then, all of a sudden, *poof*! Your power goes out, leaving you in the dark.

Here’s a quick question: do you know what to do when this happens?

Have a look at our guide to understand your best course of action after an outage. That way, you can keep you and your family safe no matter the situation. Read more...

HVAC Mold Issues - Helpful Info and Tips

August 27th, 2015

  We recently serviced a client's HVAC system and when we checked the evaporator coil we learned a lot (see image below). Now this customer has complained of feeling ill often, but did not consider the possibility the large amount of mold and mildew that had collected on the coil could be the culprit. Air […]

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History of Plumbing Timeline

August 19th, 2015

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While we often take modern indoor plumbing for granted, it hasn't always been so convenient. We at John C. Flood want to share some of the major advancements in plumbing history that contributed to where we are today.

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Toilet Tank Filling By Itself? Here's How To Fix It

August 12th, 2015

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No one has used the bathroom for awhile, yet the toilet suddenly starts filling up like it was recently flushed.

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Bathroom Remodeling Ideas: The Good, The Better, and the Truly Ugly

August 7th, 2015

Bathroom Remodeling

It would be nice to approach a bathroom – ripe for remodeling – as a blank canvas. The problem is, it isn’t: it’s a bathroom, probably a fully functioning, working bathroom, complete with all the things working bathrooms contain – baths, sinks, toilets etc.

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How To Clean Your Central Air Conditioner Drain Tube

July 30th, 2015

Central Air Conditioner Drain Tube

Any home that has a central air conditioner unit installed has a condensate drain line.  Air conditioning units produce one natural by-product, Water!  The warmer air from your home, meets the colder surface of the evaporator coil and naturally, condensation occurs.  The water from your AC unit runs down the sides of the coil and […]

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Do It Yourself or Hire a Professional? Your Guide to HVAC Projects

July 28th, 2015

HVAC Unit Service and Repair: Can You DIY?

Do you have an HVAC problem in your home? Many handy homeowners often thrive in their own DIY projects. Doing fixes and repairs yourself can save you quite a bit of time waiting for repair technicians to show up to yourself. Fixing problems yourself can also save you lots of money in many cases.

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How To Make Your Sink More Quiet

July 13th, 2015

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The plumbing in your home is often the number one source of strange noises that plague your family.

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Home Maintenance Checklist and Schedule

July 7th, 2015

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Just like your car, your home needs consistent maintenance and tune-ups to stay in tip-top shape. In addition to helping you keep everything clean and neatly organize, regular home maintenance prevents breakdowns and ensures that your exterior, plumbing, heating and cooling, security and electrical systems are all working correctly. As a plus, regular inspections allow […]

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How to be more energy-efficient while doing laundry

March 6th, 2015

Here are a few ways to take care of your washing machine and your plumbing system.

Here are a few easy ways you can do laundry in a more energy-efficient manner.

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Are you familiar with your bathroom's plumbing system?

March 6th, 2015

What are the hidden parts of your bathroom you should be familiar with?

Every homeowner should be able to recognize the different parts of the bathroom's plumbing system.

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How to properly maintain your home's washing machine

March 4th, 2015

Here are a few ways to care for your washing machine.

Here are a few easy ways you can maintain your washing machine.

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Tips for improving your home's plumbing system for a sale

February 24th, 2015

Fixing your home's plumbing will be essential before a sale.

You will need to keep your home's plumbing system in top working shape in order to sell it.

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Why you should regularly clean your shower head

February 24th, 2015

Here are a few tips for keeping your shower head in top working shape.

To keep your shower healthy and in working order, you should clean the shower head at least once each year.

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How to keep your household machines in top shape

February 24th, 2015

Here are a few ways to care for your household appliances.

Here are a few simple ways you can care for the machines in your home.

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How to save water in your home [Video]

February 23rd, 2015

Here are a few ways you can save on household water.

Here are a few ways you can save water in your home.

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