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F.H. Furr's Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical Insider Blog

Plumbing Myths - Debunked.

Dripping Faucets, Exploding Water Heaters and Invincible Garbage Disposals:

Myths are like rumors. One person hears something and passes it to another and they pass it to another and before you know it - the myth you heard is supposedly supported by concrete evidence. One person fixes something in their house the way they've been told and then when the issue happens at your house, they're suddenly an expert and can tell you exactly how to fix it. When it comes to your plumbing and the pipes in your home, be sure to do your research on whether or not these quick fixes are beneficial for your home!
Topics: plumbing plumbing maintenance

Spending the Day in Haymarket!

Each year, the Haymarket community comes together for a day of celebration honoring the community where they live! This year's celebration was nothing short of FUN!

Top 3 Reasons To Upgrade Your Electrical Panel

In Northern Virginia, Maryland, and DC, we have tons of homes that are historical, classic, and/or over 30 years old. These older homes are great, as long as you keep the same technology from 30 years ago. But when you start adding (Insert Smart-?????) your fuses start blowing, your house begins flickering, and now your smart-????? doesn't seem like a good idea. There is a fix! An electrical panel upgrade!

Topics: Electrical Electrical Panel Upgrade Heavy Up Panel Upgrade

5 Reasons You Should Invest In A Sump Pump With Battery Back-Up

When it comes to sump pumps, you never know when you're going to need it, or how well it will do when the "BIG STORM" hits. Hopefully it will work perfect, and your basement will weather the storm. But what happens if the power goes out...which is a definite possibility with big thunderstorms or snow storms.

Topics: sump pump Battery Back-up Sump Pump

Celebrating McLean!

On September 1st, our Cares team had the pleasure of attending a great event at McLean High School! Dr. Ellen Reilly, principal of McLean High School, put together a festival event at the school where the school's clubs, sports and community members could all come together to celebrate the start of the new school year!

Topics: Community Outreach

Amazing Air Scrubber Technology

Did you know that 80% of germs, bacteria and viruses are transmitted by touching surfaces. Air Scrubber Plus technology has been proven to destroy up to 99.9% of all surface bacteria, viruses and germs it's been tested on. Your family will not only be protected from dangerous bugs and sickness but your home will be safe and clean as well. Air Scrubber Plus will save you cleaning time, sick time and money. 

Topics: air scrubbers

Vibin'. Color Style!

Saturday, September 10th was a particularly cloudy day. It was actually an incredibly sunny day, the clouds in the sky were color clouds from the Color Vibe race at the Boys & Girls Club in Manassas, VA! Pinks, blues, yellows - all over the place!

Topics: Community Outreach

Never Worry About Losing Power With A Whole Home Generator 

Power outages are becoming more common in Northern Virginia and Maryland. These power outages are lasting longer and causing more harmful effects. Whole Home Generators are the answer to all homeowners for keeping their homes safe and comfortable during prolonged periods without power.

Topics: Home Generators

Ready for the Cold?
5 Tips About Heating Maintenance

Whether we want to admit it or not, the Summer's warm temperatures will soon be behind us making way for another chilly pair of Fall and Winter seasons. While it's as simple as getting the coats out of storage to make sure our bodies are warm - ensuring our homes are warm is a little more involved. There are a few things that you can do to be sure your HVAC is up, running and prepared for the cold months even if you aren't ready to let Summer go!

8 Quick Tips About Your Sump Pump

Your Sump Pump is an essential part of your home. It's important to not only keep your house safe but your family as well. To ensure your basement doesn't flood with water check out the 8 quick tips listed below.

Topics: sump pump

Does Your Home Need More Power, Consider An Electrical Panel Upgrade

When you have too many devises sucking power from an insufficient source, you’re in danger of an overload on the electrical system. This could lead to other electrical problems and safety concerns. Using an outdated system is certainly not recommended for electrical safety. When you have an electrical panel upgrade, you’ll never need to worry about a lack of power to operate your home.

Topics: Electrical Panel

Before You Replace Your Garbage Disposal, Consider This

When buying or replacing your Garbage Disposal there are many things to consider. In the end the goal is to have an efficient working model and not have it cost a fortune. Listed below are factors to consider before disposing your well-earned cash for a sub-par garbage disposer:

Topics: garbage disposal