Category: DIY & How-To

How To Winterize Plumbing In Your Home

How To Winterize Your Plumbing

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.

Can You Run Your Furnace Without A Filter?

Can you run a furnace without a filter

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.

Why Is My Gas Furnace Not Blowing Hot Air?

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.

Home Exterior Maintenance Tips for Fall

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 Plumbing Tips & Tricks

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.

7 Ideas for Small Kitchen Remodeling

Small kitchen remodeling ideas.

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.

How to Fix Recessed Lights That Won’t Stay Up

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.

Why Is My Electrical Outlet Not Working?

electrical outlet not working

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.

Do You Really Need Surge Protectors?

woman plugging in a wire outlet

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.

How To Make Your Sink More Quiet

Kitchen Sink Noise

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.