6 Top Thanksgiving Plumbing Tips

November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving Turkey Feast

(Featured Image by Community Table)

With Thanksgiving upon us, many US residents have started to make preparations and getting ready for the upcoming holiday. But did you know that for residential plumbers, Thanksgiving is the single busiest day of the year? In fact, plumbing problems spike by 50 percent the day after Thanksgiving — and it’s no doubt why. Just think about it — you’ll be delighting in turkey and sweet potatoes, and soon your wayward and greasy dishes will be clogging your drains. Read more...

Electrical Safety Tips for the Fall

November 17th, 2015

Electrical Wires Sparking

(Featured Image by Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC) With the change in seasons and upcoming holidays, homeowners should make sure to keep electrical safety in mind when prepping their homes for the cold months of December. With a little planning, you can easily avoid property loss and injuries due to electrical accidents. We’ve put together […]

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Protect Your Home From the Deep Winter Freeze

November 5th, 2015

Here are a few ways to keep your home warm this winter.

Here are a few easy ways to protect your home from extreme winter weather conditions.

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How to Avoid The Spookiest Halloween Plumbing Scares

October 26th, 2015

Halloween Jack O Lantern

(Featured Image Credit: brazma via pixabay) The air is getting chilly. The wind is kicking up – creating moonlit shadows and other spooky imagery. Pumpkins, corn stalks and multicolored leaves are all around us. That’s right – it’s officially Halloween season! And we love to get into the spirit and enjoy a few frights to […]

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Winter Plumbing and Heating Tips

October 22nd, 2015

Hey everybody, and welcome back! This week, we’ll be looking at ways for you to save money on your energy bills this winter.

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How to Avoid the 3 Main Causes of a Blocked Sewer Line

October 16th, 2015

Plumbing Sewer Issues

A blocked sewage line is something that no one wants to experience. The inconvenience, expense and downright unpleasantness caused by such a blockage is going to have a major effect on your life, and not in a good way! So what are the most common causes of blocked sewer lines? And how can we put […]

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The Do's and Don'ts of Remodeling Your Bathroom

October 7th, 2015

Here are a few tips for remodeling your bathroom.

Here are a few of the major do's and don'ts or remodeling your home's bathroom.

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Is Your Sump Pump Ready for Hurricane Joaquin?

October 1st, 2015


Guide to Inspecting Sump Pumps With Hurricane Joaquin only days from slamming into the Washington DC Metro area one of the major issues will be intense steady rain, flash flooding and yes, basement flooding.

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Common Sewer Drain Problems and When to Call a Professional

September 30th, 2015

Plungers for Toilets

Featured Image by Benjamin Franklin In today’s do-it-yourself culture, almost every homeowner has a few essential tools on hand to deal with common sewer problems such as backed up drains, slow drains, and overflowing toilets. Knowing when to handle the issue yourself and when to call a professional is crucial, as many situations call for […]

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Remodeling Plans for the Fall

September 28th, 2015

If you're planning a remodeling project before winter arrives, make sure you contact the DC bath remodeling and home improvement experts at John C. Flood & Company.

We've discussed recently the virtues of performing home improvement projects in the fall, and new data from Zillow indicates that many homeowners feel the same way.

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Fall Plumbing Tips & Tricks

September 18th, 2015

Fall Home Maintenance Tips

  (Featured Image Credit: Don Graham via flickr) As we all start to wave goodbye to the summer season (with much sadness), let’s all celebrate the oncoming fall. We have a lot of great stuff to look forward to – pumpkin spice, apple cider, snuggling up under blankets with hot chocolate and the holidays!

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HVAC Pre-Service Checklist

September 10th, 2015

HVAC Checklist

It's always a good idea to perform a HVAC Pre-Service Inspection Checklist before your experienced technician arrives at your home to service your cooling system. That way, your technician has all of the information he needs, and can get directly to work getting your HVAC system into top condition.

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Your Guide on What to Do When the Power Goes Out

August 31st, 2015


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 […]

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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

JCF Old Van

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


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

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