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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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Hurricane Irene – Is Your Sump Pump Ready?


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


  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


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


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


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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Summer cooling tips will help reduce stress to your Air Conditioner


With the record-breaking heat canvassing more than half of the United States keeping you and your family cool and comfortable will high on everyone’s list.  This will also mean your central air conditioning system will be working hard to keep your home cool.  This will be taxing to your system and your wallet, so we […]

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Polybutylene “Big Blue” Pipe Replacement


Polybutylene was once thought to be revolutionary within the plumbing industry in the United States.  This specific form of plastic was implemented in high volume for plumbing pipes and fixtures from the mid 70’s through the mid 90’s.  These plumbing pipe systems were installed in millions of homes before Polybutylene Pipes were discovered to be […]

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Benefit of Trenchless Pipe Replacement or repair


“Trenchless Pipe Replacement” can be observed as an unknown term to most people, though it can also be referred to as “pipe breaking” or a “No dig” job.  Within using the Trenchless technique, the operation is simple, requiring relatively few steps to complete the process.  The trenchless method installs the new pipe by pulling it […]

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Your Air Conditioner is just one way to help stay cool


Home Air Conditioner – Help keep your family cooler this summer season! We all should be pro-active in following tips to keep ourselves and our families cool this season.  The pre-Summer season for HVAC contractors becomes increasingly busy and once we are into full Summer mode getting immediate help will be considerably more difficult and […]

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