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
November 4th, 2019
National Energy Awareness month was last month, but saving
as much energy as possible shouldn’t be reserved just for October. The Maynard
Man is here to tell you that you can save money on your electrical bills
throughout the year!
We’re the clean energy experts and want you to use that
energy as efficiently as possible. Questions? Reach out to the Maynard Man. In
the meantime, read below for some great energy saving tips.
October 21st, 2019
Life as a Nashville area homeowner would sure look a lot
different if it weren’t for modern plumbing! We have so many fixtures and
appliances in our homes now to make our lives more convenient. It all works so
flawlessly most of the time that it’s easy to take for granted.
But take it from the Maynard Man—when something does go wrong with your plumbing system, you’ll be happy to have a professional plumber in Nashville, TN that you can call right away. That’s what our team is here for.
Of course, sometimes the best way to fix a plumbing problem
is to avoid it to begin with. This means you’d need to know some of the most
common plumbing issues and helpful tips to avoid them. Read on!
October 7th, 2019
The Maynard Man
here! Nighttime temperatures have already begun to drop a bit and with the
official start of fall here, it’s time for homeowners to turn their attention
from their cooling efforts to getting their heaters prepped for winter.
What does this mean?
It means ensuring that your heater is well maintained! Why does this matter? Because
of your safety. This is especially true with a gas-powered heater. Over the
years, your heater accumulates wear and tear, and without routine maintenance
this means the heat exchangers can accumulate damage, leaving you with cracked
A cracked heat
exchanger will allow dangerous gasses—namely, carbon monoxide—to leak out and
into your living space. This is a hazardous and harmful substance that can make
homeowners very ill and can even be fatal in large amounts. Safety isn’t the
only reason you should invest in annual heating maintenance, though! Read on to
learn all the ways you’ll benefit.
September 23rd, 2019
The Maynard Man here, with some helpful advice to protect your home from the wet weather we’re all too familiar with around here. If you’re lucky, you’ve never been in a position that flooding has ruined your home, and hopefully you never will be with quality Nashville sump pump services.
Sump pumps are quite common around our parts, not to mention
necessary! The climate change we experience in the fall and winter means lots
of rain—rainwater that can potentially send water gushing into your home, fast.
If you already have a sump pump, is it prepared? You can make sure it is by
following these tips, straight from the Maynard Man!
September 9th, 2019
The Maynard Man knows that your air conditioner is no small investment. So you want to make sure it lasts for as long as possible and works as efficiently as possible throughout its lifespan.
This isn’t possible though, if you have a refrigerant leak. If your air conditioner is over 10 years old, it’s very likely it uses an outdated type of refrigerant—R-22. What’s wrong with this?