FRED'S BLOG

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...

How to Repair Common Plumbing Issues

Like death and taxes, plumbing problems are a fact of life. Some serious issues require professional plumbing assistance, but others are relatively simple fixes that homeowners can handle on their own. These are some of the most common plumbing repairs and maintenance...

Is Your A/C Unit Low on Freon?

Freon is extremely important when it comes to your A/C unit. If you want to keep your house cool during the hot summer days, pay attention to these five signs that your A/C unit could be low on freon.   1. It takes longer than usual to cool off your home Freon...

Benefits of High-Pressure Drain Cleaning

A blockage in your sink, toilet, or shower drain is a plumbing problem you don’t want to ignore. Whether the clog is due to hair, food, soap, grease, or other debris, if this seemingly simple obstruction is left to worsen untreated, it can lead to bad odors — and even...

4 Reasons to Schedule an Annual AC Tune-Up

If you want to keep your AC unit running without any problems, you need to schedule a tune up at least once a year. You might think your system is running well, but there could be small issues going unnoticed that can turn into bigger, expensive problems. Here are...

Plumbing Issues That May Require New Equipment

Sometimes fixing a plumbing issue is as simple as plunging a toilet. However, there are other instances when the necessary plumbing repairs may be more extensive and require new equipment. While this is never fun for homeowners, neglecting to replace your equipment...

What Temperature Should a Water Heater Be Set At & Why?

Your water heater plays a big role in the plumbing of your home. On average, it accounts for roughly 18% of your home’s energy bill, so in order to get the most out of your money and increase efficiency, you want to ensure that your water heater is set to the optimal...