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

Ask An Electrician: Could My Electrical Outlets Be Dangerous?

“My outlets seem really warm to the touch. Could that be dangerous? ”-Question Submitted by Ashley P. Fair Lakes, VA

Electrical issues are some of the most common reasons for household fires, so this question is an important one. When an electrical outlet feels warm to the touch, there is often an electrical issue happening behind the scenes. Although in most cases this isn't hazardous, all electrical problems, left unfixed, can become dangerous.

Topics: Fire Hazard hvac service Electrical

#AskATrainer Series: What Kind Of Training Does Your Plumbers, Electricians & Techs Receive?

We’ve noticed some great questions popping up across social media from customers who want to know more about what training our technicians receive! Our trainers are here answer those questions! This is the Ask A Trainer Series!

Topics: plumbing Electrician Training HVAC #AskATrainer

Infographic: Brief History Of Plumbing

Plumbing has come a long way over the years! The systems used today are complex and require expert help if something goes wrong. 🛠️

 

Topics: Plumbing

#AskATrainer Series: What Does Hard Water Do To Your Home's Plumbing System?

We’ve noticed some great questions popping up across social media from customers who want to know more about hard water! Our trainers are here answer those questions! This is the Ask A Trainer Series!

Topics: plumbing Home Maintenance Hard water

Infographic: 3 HVAC Maintenance Mistakes Homeowners Make

Being a homeowner is hard work, but it's certainly one of the most rewarding experiences as well! F.H. Furr wants you to know that we're right here for you when it comes to maintaining your home and ensuring that your investment is running smoothly!

1. Not replacing filters regularly 

Topics: Summer HVAC Maintenance Home Maintenance HVAC

#AskATrainer Series: Why We Require Background Checks & Drug Tests?


Our customers do their research, and are well educated on the quality of service we provide, but we’ve noticed some great questions popping up across social media from customers who want to know more! We thought it would be a great idea to begin a series where our trainers answer those questions! This is the Ask A Trainer Series!

Topics: #AskATrainer

Infographic: Must Knows - Plumbing Edition

As homeowners or renters, we all deal with plumbing issues at some point or another. Here are a few plumbing must knows to help keep your home safe and running efficiently! 

1. Soap can clog the drains. 

Infographic: 5 Energy Saving Tips While On Vacation

Vacation! Everyone's favorite word. While you are enjoying your time away, don't forget to prep your home to avoid coming back to a high energy bill waiting in your mailbox.

Here are 5 easy tips to help keep your home running efficiently! 

1. Turn off / unplug electricity that won't be used

Topics: Vacation Hot Water Heater Energy Saving HVAC System Electricity

Identifying Common Home Electrical Problems

Although you use electricity in your home every day, some electrical problems are easy to overlook or even ignore. However, even small electrical problems can add up into wasted energy, poor electrical performance, and even fire or shock hazards over time if not addressed. Learning to spot some of the most common home electrical problems gives you the advanced warning you need to contact a residential electrician in northern VA for prompt electrical repair.

Topics: Emergency Service Fire Hazard Electrical Electrician Electrical Service Circuit Break