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Archives for: DIY & How-To

Steam Heating Service Checklist

Many homeowners still utilize steam radiator heating in their homes, which have their own set of items that need to be checked. Here's a short list of items you as a homeowner can check on your own to ensure your steam heating system works as efficiently as possible. • Maintain records. • Check all flue […]

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Warm Air Furnace - Heating System Homeowner Service Checklist

With the unusually warm winter we have been having it’s still very important to keep up with your homes heating system – because we are still in winter and it will get cold. Your heating system is like many items we take for granted every day, like our car, which we expect to start and […]

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Frozen Pipes Burst: Why It Happens and How to Avoid It.

No homeowner ever wants to discover a water pipe that has burst within their home. Broken or busted pipes cause leaking water that in many cases will do significant damage to the surrounding area effecting a home and most of the plumbing within it. The reason that many water pipes burst is due to both […]

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Booking your heating system inspections

Happy New Year to everyone from John C Flood. Just wanted to drop a note reminding everyone to book your heating system inspections as the cold weather starts to settle in the Metro DC area. It's pretty typical during the unusually warm weather we have been having to assume all is well with your heating […]

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Importance of Changing Your HVAC Air Filter

According to the EPA, the indoor air we are exposed to is 70% more polluted than the outdoor air and studies show that the average American spends nearly 90% of their time indoors. This puts us all at a greater risk of contracting various diseases from indoor air pollutants. The EPA actually ranks poor indoor […]

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The tale of the two John C. Flood's and the pending chasm

There are in fact two plumbing/HVAC companies operating under the name John C. Flood within the Metro DC area. Same name offering the same services, but very different views on customer service. We wanted to let all our previous and current customers know that we work hard to earn your business, and more importantly, your […]

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John C. Flood Signs Endorsement Deal With LaVar Arrington


John C. Flood is proud to announce it has signed an endorsement deal with former 3-time Pro Bowl Redskins linebacker Lavar Arrington. LaVar has always been one of the most vocal players in the NFL and he’s not going to stop now. He’s on the other side of the mic, giving D.C. sports fans the […]

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John C. Flood teams up with Carpenter's Shelter for the Homeless


It's easy to forget, even on our worst days, there are many people who have it much, much worse then we do. All of us at John C. Flood realize the plight and severity of the homeless problem, especially in and around the Metro DC area. It's for this reason we have teamed up with […]

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Fall Heat Pump Maintenance


Heat Pump’s, like central air conditioners, have an outdoor unit that contains a compressor, a coil, a fan, and other components.  To function properly, this unit should be kept free of debris such as leaves and dirt.  The unit should be level on its support pad, which is often concrete or heavy-duty plastic.

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Home Heating System Inspection and Carbon Monoxide


Carbon Monoxide Can Be Deadly You can’t see or smell carbon monoxide, but at high levels it can kill a person in minutes.  Carbon monoxide (CO) is produced whenever any fuel such as gas, oil, kerosene, wood, or charcoal is burned.  If appliances that burn fuel are maintained and used properly, the amount of CO […]

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What to do after your home floods

When your house floods, the water can wreak havoc on the structural integrity of your home, damage or destroy personal belongings as well as increased chances of indoor health hazards.  Flood waters contain many contaminants and lots of mud.  High dollar items can get ruined very quickly, even with just an inch of water.  A […]

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Did Your Water Heater Survive the Earthquake?

Over the last few days we have been inundated with calls from customers needing to have their water heater serviced or replaced. This is due to the heavy rattling the earthquake provided this past Tuesday, so if you haven't checked it might be a good idea to make sure your water heater is functioning properly.

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Washington DC Earthquake - Gas and water line inspections


  With the largest earthquake in 34 years hitting the Mid-Atlantic region there will undoubtedly be home owners with water and gas line damage. It will be very important to check all your connections and locate any possible water and/or gas leaks.  With the earthquake registering 5.8 on the Richter Scale there is a very […]

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