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Archives for: DIY & How-To

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Hurricane Irene - Is Your Sump Pump Ready?

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Guide to Inspecting Sump Pumps With Hurrican Irene 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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Washington DC Earthquake - Gas and water line inspections

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  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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Air conditioner condenser thefts - how to protect your system

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Skyrocketing prices for metal, especially copper, have turned a minor problem into an epidemic.  With the economy in shambles and unemployment rate continually rising air conditioning/air conditioner units are being stolen for their scrap value.  No one is immune since air conditioning units are being stolen from residential, commercial and industrial customers.  The thefts have […]

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John C. Flood starts implementing QR Codes

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John C. Flood of VA Inc has started implementing QR (Quick Response) codes in marketing efforts as well as on their service vehicles.  QR codes are starting to pick up steam here in the U.S. for use within advertising and marketing and John C. Flood wanted to be sure we implemented this new tool ahead […]

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Heat index for Washington DC area predicted to hit 116 by Friday

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The NOAA just released a statement that the heat index prediction for D.C this Friday to reach a stunning 116 degrees! This heat wave is also predicted to last for several days so air conditioning will become not only a comfort, but a necessity. To view the NOAA statement Click Here

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