Home Blog Archives for: DIY & How-To

Archives for: DIY & How-To

6 Top Thanksgiving Plumbing Tips

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 […]

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Electrical Safety Tips for the Fall

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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How to Avoid The Spookiest Halloween Plumbing Scares

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

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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Is Your Sump Pump Ready for Hurricane Joaquin?


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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Your Guide on What to Do When the Power Goes Out


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

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

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

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

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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Home Maintenance Checklist and Schedule

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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Check pipes for freezing during the winter [VIDEO]

It's winter, and the temperature outside is dipping to below freezing.

Transcript: Hi everyone, and welcome back to our video blog. It's winter, and the temperature outside is dipping to below freezing. This can put a lot of strain on outdoor pipes -- if you have any plumbing outside of your home, be sure to check it for any signs of leaking. If your pipes are […]

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