March 9th, 2020
Spring time is almost upon us! If you’re like many families
in the Nashville area, you may be getting ready for a spring break vacation.
Particularly in March, this is a great time to head somewhere warmer, leaving
“real life” behind for at least a little while.
Before leaving, however, you need to set your home up for
success. Meaning, you shouldn’t leave for vacation without prepping your home
for your absence. Read on as The Maynard Man uncovers 8 top tips for protecting
your home while you’re on vacation.
February 24th, 2020
We don’t expect our customers to have x-ray vision and know
what’s going on with the plumbing system behind their walls and beneath their
floors. Our plumbers don’t have that either! What we do have are the right
tools and methods to handle a variety of plumbing problems and to inspect your
plumbing to make sure it’s healthy.
Do you have a clog forming? What’s the source of that clog?
Is corrosion occurring, or do you already have a leak—maybe multiple leaks? Read
on as we uncover how we can answer these questions and help you achieve a
healthy plumbing system in 2 simple steps.
February 10th, 2020
As easy as it is to blame power surges on storms, the fact
is that storms are only a small part of the problem. Power surges occur when
there is an increased demand for energy and it causes a sudden spike in the
flow of electricity. This spike can destroy electrical circuitry throughout
your home—damaging appliances and other important electronic equipment.
Storm season plays a role, but power surges can occur from
something seemingly benign, like your powerful furnace cycling on. The Maynard
Man is here to tell you about the risks these power surges bring to your home!
January 20th, 2020
Ever heard the phrase, “You’re in hot water now”? The
Maynard Man is here to tell you…that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
In fact, we use hot water every day, multiple times a day—which
is often taken for granted. It’s essential for showering, bathing, and cleaning.
But we can’t enjoy the convenience of this without an efficient and effective
If you find yourself or a member of your family constantly
complaining about taking cold showers—it may not mean that your water heater
isn’t working right. To stay in hot water, you may simply need an upgrade.
January 6th, 2020
As we soldier through the coldest part of the year and use
our heaters to keep us comfortable on a minute-by-minute basis, it’s important
to think about how you can improve your home energy efficiency. The Maynard Man
insists; it is possible to be both
comfortable and cost-efficient this winter.
You just need to know how to use your heater the right way!
The good news is, we’re here with some tips to help you do just that. Not that
there’s a wrong way to use your
heater, but there are certainly things you can do to help the system operate
better, last longer, and ease the strain on your wallet. Read on as we uncover
some heating efficiency truths.
December 30th, 2019
One of the most insidious household problems you may ever
deal with is that of a plumbing leak. We say this because plumbing leaks are
often hidden at first, slowly creating a pool of water or dampening drywall and
flooring, which leads to severe property damage and even mold growth.
It’s a problem that’s often costly, always inconvenient, and
in worse case scenarios unhealthy. Fortunately, you have The Maynard Man on
your side to help resolve your plumbing woes. What if you could stop them
before they do too much damage though?
It is possible! Read on to learn when you may have a
December 16th, 2019
The holiday season can be a hectic time to say the least,
but that doesn’t mean it’s time to forget about caring for your home. The
Maynard Man provides a wide range of advice to help you and your family get
through each season as comfortably and healthfully as possible. One piece of
advice is to prevent frozen pipes.
Pipe freezing on its own actually is not the detrimental
part. The thawing process is. It creates a negative pressure buildup in your
plumbing, leading to burst pipes—and subsequent property damage, plus potential
flooding. So what tips can you follow to avoid this messy and inconvenient
December 2nd, 2019
This holiday season, the Maynard Man urges you to do all you can to safely prep your home for the holidays. The holidays should be a joyful time, not a stressful time! This is possible by following some basic safety precautions.
November 30th, 2019
The Maynard Man knows, the last thing you want to face in the dead of winter is a completely broken down furnace. You’ll be without comfort, of course. You’ll also be faced with the inconvenience of trying to find a new system and have it installed when technicians are busy with emergency service calls—making it harder to schedule your services.
If you suspect you might have a furnace problem, or your heating
system gave you some troubles last year and you’re not sure it’s up to the task
of filling your living space with warmth this winter, now is the best time to address the problem!
If it hasn’t had a tune-up yet, we’ll get you on our
schedule ASAP once you call us. If your furnace needs a repair, call The
Maynard Man. If your furnace is on its last leg, we’ll serve your replacement
needs. For the latter, how do you know if it’s really time? Read on to discover
some telltale signs that your furnace is about to call it quits.
November 18th, 2019
If there’s ever been a huge, drastic difference in
temperatures anywhere in the U.S. it’s got to be the weather in Nashville. With
90 degree, humid summers it’s hard to believe that not even 6 months later you
can be shivering and cranking your home’s heat up as high as it will go.
But take it from the Maynard Man—this is inefficient as best
and damaging to your heating system at worst. It restricts the system’s
lifespan and increases the likelihood of repair needs. Ideally, you should be
keeping your thermostat within a consistent range throughout the year for