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

October 7, 2015

Here are a few tips for remodeling your bathroom.

If you are planning on remodeling a bathroom in your home, there are many different aspects that you will have to keep in mind. You should be honest with yourself about your own skill level when it comes to a major DIY project, especially one that involves a room that has so much plumbing running through it. Read more...

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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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


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

home maintenance checklist John C. Flood

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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