A basic understanding of plumbing systems can help homeowners avoid devastating plumbing emergencies, achieve better energy efficiency, save money, and fix small bathroom plumbing problems. John C. Flood’s guide to familiarizing yourself with your bathroom’s plumbing can help you avoid costly repairs that come from neglecting regular plumbing maintenance.
To keep up with home maintenance, it’s important that homeowners don’t just perform HVAC upkeep during spring. Read this spring cleaning list for easy tips to keep your HVAC clean year round.
What can be done for indoor air pollution of your home? Installing a whole house air purification system can eliminate over 99% of common infectious diseases. Read John C. Flood’s tips on how to improve the indoor air quality in your home and conduct indoor air quality testing.
If your shower gets hot whenever someone flushes the toilet, it could mean that you have an outdated plumbing system that isn’t properly regulating your shower water pressure. When the toilet is flushed, it temporarily diverts water away from the shower while the toilet is refilling causing your shower to become dangerously hot.
As soon as homeowners notice a leak in their home, they shouldn't hesitate to contact a Fairfax plumber to diagnose the problem before it becomes a costly disaster or exacerbates itself any further.
How long do water heaters last? If you have questions about how to take care of your water heater and maximize its lifespan, follow these steps on how to drain a water heater and how to flush a water heater.
Water heater problems are an indication of when to replace a water heater. If your hot water heater is leaking, it's important to read this guide on how to know when to replace a water heater to protect your home from expensive water damage.
Rooms with high ceilings are an amazing feature in any home. However, that doesn't matter if the room is impossible to heat and always freezing. Who wants to spend time in a cold room? Try out some of these tricks to heat a room with high ceilings.
Make sure that your home’s plumbing is properly winterized and maintained to prevent any possible disasters from happening down the road. Not only will this save you money in the long run, it will also help to keep your family safe while you are all enjoying the chilly season in the comfort of your residence. Here are a few ways to make sure that your home's plumbing has been properly winterized.
If your run a furnace without a filter, it can be bad for your health and indoor air quality. Keeping a clean filter in your furnace ensures the unit operates efficiently and can keep dirt, dander, and debris from circulating back through your home. Learn the importance of an HVAC air filter and how to change your air filter.
To properly understand how to improve furnace airflow, it’s imperative to understand the main causes of low airflow in a home. Read about these proactive steps you can take to improve airflow in your home during winter, such as installing a booster fan.
If cold air is flowing from your vents when the heat is turned on, that can be a huge concern during the colder months. To figure out why your furnace is blowing out cold air, read John C. Flood's guide to troubleshooting why cold air is flowing from your vents when your gas furnace is on.
Your home’s safety and comfort are our top priority — and that goes beyond the HVAC and plumbing systems. This fall checklist for homeowners will help you prep the interior and exterior of your home for autumn and winter. Follow these preventative tips for this transition season and check out our other fall-specific tips on the blog.
Fall is here, which means winter is right around the corner! John C. Flood put together some fall plumbing tips to make sure your home is ready for freezing temperatures. These house plumbing basics include preventative measures to winterize the interior and exterior of your home before winter hits in full force.
The HVAC, plumbing and electrical components of your home are just that — components that help get the job done. […]