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With over 100 years of experience serving Alexandria, VA and the surrounding areas, John C. Flood is committed to providing excellent repair, service, and installation for HVAC and plumbing.
The average homeowner or renter, depending on the age of the home, will need to call a plumber once every three years. There are several common plumbing problems that you might be able to handle on your own— clogged drains, burst pipes, running toilets, leaky faucets, hot water heater issues or low water pressure are just a few common reasons homeowners and property managers need a professional plumber. Schedule service now.
If your sewer line is backing up, your basement is flooding, or your septic tank is leaking, it’s time to call a plumbing professional. At John C. Flood, we have the knowledge and experience to handle any plumbing problem quickly and efficiently. Learn more about our plumbing services.
We recommend regular inspection and maintenance of your home’s plumbing system. John C. Flood can also add you to our list of checkup customers. We’ll inspect your water heater, garbage disposal, and every pipe and drain of your home’s plumbing system. Catch small problems before they grow. Learn more about our service partner programs.
HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning)
Your HVAC system’s job is to maintain a comfortable indoor air temperature. It’s often used all day, every day, especially in the Alexandria and Northern Virginia area, where we experience hot summers and cold winters.
Even the best, most sophisticated systems will develop problems under those circumstances—and that’s when it’s time to call in a professional service technician. We can diagnose and treat problems from the most common to the most complicated. Schedule service now.
Does your house feel warmer than it should even when the AC is working overtime? Are your electricity bills getting higher? Are you seeing condensation drips and leaks around your furnace? The problem could be low refrigerant. Refrigerant is the chemical that cools the air as it travels through your system.
You may also have a dirty or clogged air filter. If air can’t flow through the filter, the HVAC system will work harder but less efficiently. While you can check and replace your air filter yourself, low refrigerant isn’t a problem you can fix yourself—only a professional can find and repair the leak, top off the refrigerant levels, and make sure that everything is working properly once again.
For more information on the rising costs of refrigerant, read our blog post here.
What if your air conditioning isn’t working at all? First, check to see if the thermostat is turned on (check the batteries!), set to cool, and set below room temperature. Check all circuit breakers in the home and reset them if necessary. If your AC unit has a condensate pump, make sure it’s working—it may have a safety switch that shuts off the outdoor unit if the pump fails.
Ensure that there is no dirt, debris, or plants blocking the airflow of the condenser, and see if the condenser coil itself is clean. If these simple solutions don’t help, call John C. Flood’s friendly service department for diagnosis and assistance.
For a major electromechanical problem, our professional service technicians can diagnose and replace a failing condenser fan motor or evaporator blower motor, a burned-out capacitor, a blown fuse or breaker, a dirty or cracked evaporator coil, or a leaky cooling tower.
Don’t Forget: regular preventative maintenance like replacing filters and keeping outdoor units clean and clear will prolong the life of your HVAC system and decrease both operating and repair costs. Sign up for our service partner programs.
If you are looking for a plumber, HVAC contractor, or electrician in DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia, trust in John C. Flood. Our goal is to keep you comfortable year round, day and night. You can count on John C. Flood to do the job right the first time, contact us today! Serving VA, DC, and MD for over 100 years. While based in Alexandria, VA, we service all over, including:
Your home service experts in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia.
If you are looking for a plumber, HVAC contractor, or electrician in DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia, trust in John C. Flood. Our goal is to keep you comfortable year round, day and night. If you want the job done right the first time, contact us today. Schedule service now.
Latest Blog Posts
In older homes, baseboard heat used to be very popular. Read about electric baseboard heating pros & cons to see you should stick with your current system.
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.
It goes without saying that your AC unit is going to make some noise as it runs. Any fully operational machinery does. However, there are some types of noises you don’t want to hear from your air conditioner, some of which are a clear indicator that a problem has occurred within your unit.