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. […]
Are you thinking of taking on a DIY small kitchen remodeling? Whether you live in a cramped city apartment or a little cottage in the countryside, John C. Flood has the best hacks for maximizing and beautifying your kitchen space. These ideas will help you cook up the most palatable strategy for how to remodel a small kitchen.
Recessed lighting is one of the most popular lighting options for homeowners because of its variety and reasonable pricing. Over time, your recessed lighting can appear to sag from the ceiling as the springs holding it in place wear down and stretch out. If you ignore fixing recessed lighting, it can cause the fixture to be exposed, permit drafts into your home, and eventually become a fire hazard. In a few steps, John C Flood explains how to fix recessed lights depending on the type of trim your fixture has.
Ever attempt to blow dry your hair or toast your bread and find that your electrical outlet isn’t working? A faulty outlet might be frustrating, but it’s not the end of the world. Read more to see John C. Flood’s step-by-step instructions on troubleshooting an electrical outlet not working, so you can save yourself money and a headache.
Many homeowners wonder what do surge protectors do. Whether you live in an area with frequent thunderstorms or simply use a hair dryer every day, you need surge protectors to safeguard your electronic devices from harmful power surges. A small purchase can save you from thousands of dollars in damage to your in-home electronics. John C. Flood explains what surge protectors do and what devices in your home need surge protectors.
Are you fed up with your kitchen sink being an echo chamber? You’re not alone. Kitchen sink noise is one of the most common household frustrations people have, especially with stainless steel sinks. However, not many people know how quick and easy it is to fix this problem. Expanding foam can make your sink more quiet. Read more to see how John C. Flood offers step by step instructions on how to fix a noisy sink.