FRED'S BLOG

How to Maximize the Life of Your Water Heater

Water heaters are your lifeline to sterile, germ-free warm water for cleaning, bathing, and cooking. With a hefty price tag, these essential appliances work hard to power important tasks within your household — and you’d be remiss not to maximize the life of your...

Tips for Saving Money on Heating in Winter

Compared to the rest of the United States, the winter season in the Southeast can be relatively short. However, it’s still important to properly care for your system so you can save money and ensure it runs efficiently during the colder months. Following the...

How to Prevent the Most Expensive Plumbing Repairs

As plumbing professionals, we know how important it is to save our customers time and money. That’s why we pride ourselves on arming homeowners with the tips that will prevent costly plumbing repairs. From pipe leaks to sewer line clogs to foundation slab leaks, these...

Winterizing Your HVAC System

Although winter in the south can be mild, the colder months can still affect your HVAC system. To avoid mid-season breakdowns and critical repairs, it’s important to prepare your HVAC unit for the lower temperatures. Change the Filter A dirty filter can make your...

Top Plumbing Tips in the Fall

As summer comes to an end and the temperatures cool off, your plumbing system needs some attention. From cleaning your gutters to checking your drains, it’s important to prepare for how autumn weather may affect your home or office’s plumbing operations. Whether you...

How to Clean Your Air Conditioning Vents

Over time, and especially after extensive use, air vents can collect a lot of dust, dirt, and other particles from the air, such as dander, hair, pollen, and mold. To keep build-up at a minimum and improve your indoor air quality, it’s recommended that you clean your...

Ordinary Plumbing Problems in Older Houses

When compared to newer homes, older houses tend to offer lower purchase prices and property taxes, solid construction, and unique character. However, there are drawbacks that can come along with older homes, particularly when it comes to plumbing.   Here are a...

3 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Central Air Conditioning System

How do you know when it’s time to replace your air conditioning system? Most homeowners don’t know what to look for. By knowing what to look for, you can avoid costly AC repair service by identifying the small issues early before they become big problems....

3 Reasons Why Your Toilet Won’t Properly Flush

A toilet that doesn’t flush properly can be extremely frustrating to a homeowner. What could be the source of your toilet not flushing? Let’s look at the three most common reasons:   Low Water Level For a toilet to flush properly, water enters the bowl and flows...

Taking Care of Your HVAC System Before & After Hurricanes

Living in the Southeast, you probably already know the importance of staying prepared for major storms during hurricane season. However, while you may already have a stash of emergency supplies on hand and an evacuation route in mind, you may not know how to...