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Cold Weather Tips for You and Your Home

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With the temperatures in the Metro Washington, DC and Northern Virginia areas expected to drop to the single digits this evening and in the teens all day tomorrow many homes will be susceptible to issues in their homes due to the extreme cold weather. Here are some home heating and plumbing tips to follow to […]

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Remodeling market index up

The NAHB Remodeling Market Index continues to move upward as the economy improves.

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has released its quarterly Remodeling Market Index (RMI), and the results indicate that the home renovation is continuing to improve after several years of declines due to the recession.

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Identifying septic trouble early

A backup of sewage into your home or a bad smell in the yard can indicates a problem with your septic system.

Around this time of year, when were getting ready to wind down our summers and prepare for fall, the toll that summer overuse might have had on your plumbing may be starting to show.

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Make sure your plumbing can keep up with the summer demand

Summer conditions can take a toll on your plumbing. Make sure you're prepared.

If you have children, then you know that during the summer vacation, everything in your house gets a special workout. The faucets are on more, the toilet is flushed often and even the washing machine has a lot more work to do as kids will tear through clothes faster than they would’ve in school.

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It’s going to get hot…is your A/C ready?

It’s going to get warm the next few days, so many of you will be putting your A/C system to the full test. Here are a few informative blog post links regarding your A/C system with helpful tips, tricks and DIYs to help keep you and your family cool. Summer Air Conditioner Maintenance Filters Summer […]

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Toot our own horn here at John C. Flood

With more and more people having access to the Internet through either their PC and/or their Smartphone’s it’s becoming easier for consumers to provide useful feedback via online review sites. Now as you can imagine this is a double-edged sword for most companies, in particular service companies.  It’s inevitable you will receive both positive and […]

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The Tale of The Two John C. Flood’s

We have mentioned previously in articles the fact there are two John C. Floods operating within the Northern Virginia and Metro DC areas performing the same services. We were once the same company, but separated many years ago and operate as completely separate entities with one major difference – customer service. Our approach to customer […]

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EPA Summer Cooling Tips

The EPA pulled together 7 tips to help keep you cool and your costs down during the summer months. 1. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, buy one. The savings tally to nearly $200.00 a year. This way, when you are out of the house, on vacation or sleeping, you can set your ‘stat […]

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