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

Alex B

Recent Posts by Alex B:

Infographic: Water Damage - Statistics

Water leaks are common in many homes, and can become extremely costly if left unattended! However, 93% of them can be avoided with a water alarm installed in the home!

1. 1 leaking toilet can waste 3 to 5 gallons of water a minute! 

Topics: water damage Water Alarm Plumbing Home safety water statistics

Infographic: 3 Ways To Protect Your A/C Unit!

Summer is right around the corner! Here are 3 ways that you can protect your A/C unit to keep it running efficiently! 

1. Trim the bushes and shrubs around the unit. 

Topics: Summer A/C Service Air Conditioning HVAC Maintenance Home Maintenance Inspections

Infographic: 5 Reasons To Keep Your Air Filters Clean!

Clogged, dirty filters will block the normal air flow and cause your HVAC system to run less efficiently! Here are 5 reasons to keep your air filters clean!

1. One of the main causes for HVAC failure is a dirty air filter! 

Infographic: 3 Signs Of A Clogged Toilet

To some homeowners, one of the most embarrassing things that could happen is a clogged toilet! Here are 3 signs that your toilet pipes are clogged, leading to continuous backups!

Topics: High Efficiency Toilet toilet Toilet Repair Clogged Toilet

Infographic: 5 Common Electrical Fire Hazards

Most electrical fires start from electric wires, cables, and overloaded circuit breakers.

"According to data from Electrical Safety Foundation International, more than 50,000 home electrical fires occur annually with nearly 500 deaths and over 1,400 injuries."

Infographic_ 5 Common Electrical Hazards

Topics: Electrical Safety Home safety Fire Hazards

Infographic: What To Do If Your Water Heater Starts Leaking!

Don't panic right away if your water heater starts to leak! A leaking water heater doesn't always mean it will be a costly repair. Call your local, friendly plumber to help get your leak fixed! 

Topics: Hot Water Heater Plumbing leaks Gas Hot Water Heater Electric Hot Water Heater

6 Surprising Signs That You Need A Dehumidifier

As summer swiftly approaches, you’ll begin to notice that dreaded DC Metro Area humidity seeping into your home. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the ideal level of humidity in the home is 45%, but around here that level is nearly impossible to achieve as temperatures rise. When you ignore that excessive humidity and turn up your cooling to compensate, your utility bills will soar, and this is why so many homes are so expensive to keep cool during the summer months. A Whole-Home dehumidifier can help to create a more balanced environment while minimizing contaminants like mold and mildew, improving your indoor air quality in the process. 

Wondering how you can tell if your home is overly-humid? Here are 6 ways to spot a dire need for a dehumidifier in your home:

Topics: Air Quality Whole Home Dehumidifier Mold HVAC

A Plumber’s Guide To Summertime Plumbing Prep

When you look online these days, there are resources on every website for everything you can think of, and many of them say varying things. If you’re at home and looking for ways to ensure that your plumbing system can handle your family’s needs this spring and summer, why not look at it from a plumber’s perspective? 

We’ve asked several of our veteran plumbing specialists how they personally prepare their homes for the year? Take a look at these simple steps that you can take to maintain and prep your home’s plumbing system!

Topics: home Summer plumbing maintenance Plumbing

Infographic: Sump-Pump Battery Backup System

In Northern Virginia, Maryland and DC, the rain can be somewhat unpredictable.

How much, when, where...all unpredictable. If you're worried each time a dark cloud hovers overhead, check out this infographic.

Are Your Allergy Symptoms WORSE Inside Your House?

After several months of cool winter weather, spring is finally here, and most of us are doing our best to get outdoors and enjoy some of nature’s beauty. Yet, with social distancing in effect, we find ourselves in our homes far more than we’ve ever been. When those spring time allergies are at their worst, all you want to do is crawl into your bed, hoping for some relief! But many homeowners are noticing that their allergy symptoms don’t improve once they’re in their house, in fact, many are finding that their symptoms are actually worse inside! 

So if your home is where you’re supposed to feel the most comfortable, how do you get itchy, watery eyes, running nose and incessant sneezing to stop at your door? Here are 3 simple tips to improve your indoor air quality and help bring you relief from your warm-weather allergy symptoms, while also improving your health all year long. 

Topics: Spring Allergies home cleaning Allergies