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You Might Need Your System Replaced If....

 

Rooter-Med X™: The Drain Doctor Is In!

When It’s Time To Clear Clogged Drains, You Need A Rooterologist! 

Topics: Clogged Drain Drains Rooter-Med X

Your Ducts Need Cleaned

 

Topics: Ductwork Indoor Air Quality Duct Cleaning health

3 Qualities Of A Trustworthy Technician

For anything in your life that you consider valuable, you hire people to take good care of it. Maybe it’s the excellent pediatrician on speed dial who can give advice in a pinch, or your trusty mechanic that you’ve taken your family vehicles to for years. When you value someone or something, you put it in the hands of a person or company that you can trust.  

So when it comes to your home, whose hands are you putting it in? If you need service, and all home’s require annual maintenance on their comfort systems, then you’ll likely want to shop around for the best, most reputable company out there, with quality technicians to care for your home. At F.H. Furr, we believe that the technicians that we send to our customers homes should have these three, very important qualities:

Topics: qualified hiring technicians trustworthy techs

4 Signs You Might Have Frozen Pipes

 

Topics: plumbing Winter Home Preparation plumbing maintenance Winterizing freezing pipes

PVC Pipes - DIY Project(s)

If you have some old PVC pipes lying around the garage, don’t throw them away! There are a few DIY projects that you can do to turn those plain boring pipes into something useful around the home. 

1. Shoe Rack! Who doesn’t need one of these? If you have flats, sandals, kids shoes, and sneakers that always seem to pile up around the door, grab some of the larger PVC pipes, industrial glue, and decorative wall paper. Wrap the wall paper around the pipes to give it a modern, new feel, glue them how you want and next thing you know, you have a new shoe rack to put the piles of shoes in. 

2.  Ladies! Do you have tons of washi tape or ribbon cluttering up a drawer? You will need thin round PVC pipe for this project. Create racks and slide the ribbon, washi tape or other items you may have and start lining them up. That way you can see what you have and it will stay organized. 

3. Men! Tidy up your work shed or garage with odds and ends of your leftover PVC pipes. Screw a piece at the top of a flat board against an empty wall and one piece of pipe at the bottom. Now you have a place to put shovels, rakes, hoes, etc neatly and easily accessible. 

4. Now this one will take a bit more pieces but if you got them, this will be worth making. You can make a drying rack for towels, bathing suits, clothes, and toys after a day of playing in the water. That way you can keep your hardwood floors and carpets nice and dry. 

5. Declutter your workspace​. This DIY only requires pieces and they don’t have to be all the same size. Glue the pieces together so they lay on the desk evenly, paint if desired, and then you can put scissors, pens, sharpies, paperclips, erasers, and whatever else into the slots where it will stay organized and decluttered. 

6. Create a garden hose holder! Attach small PVC pipes together creating a rack, that will stand up and if you are feeling fancy you can even attach two wheels for easier use. That way your hose is off the ground and accessible next time you are ready to use it. 

 

Topics: Plumbing pvc pipes Projects

FAQ - Indoor Air Quality

 

Heating Inspection - Your System Will Thank You!

Warm up to comfort, safety, & savings! 

During the year, your heating system accumulates dust and dirt, making it less efficient and costing you additional money in utility bills. Add on lack of regular furnace inspection and maintenance, and you can count on your furnace breaking down before you can say,“Winter is here!”

Topics: Heating Service Heating Inspection Home Maintenance

Paranormal Activity Or A Quick Fix?

 

Make Your Home Energy Efficient This Winter!

Winter is right around the corner and that means higher energy bills are too. During the colder, less sun months we tend to leave our lights on longer, which contributes to the dreaded monthly energy bill. It may not seem like it, but there is a bright side. There are a few tips to cut cost, that you can get started on right now! 

INSULATE: Instead of adding layers and blankets. Add insulation to your attic, basements, and crawlspaces. This is basically a blanket or another sweatshirt for your home. Make your home more comfortable and lower energy bills. 

Topics: Winter Home Preparation Energy Saving Winterizing