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The Maynard Man Says, You Might Have a Leak If…

December 30th, 2019
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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 plumbing leak…

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The Maynard Man Shares Preventive Advice for Your Plumbing This Winter

December 16th, 2019
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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 problem?

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The Maynard Man Asks: Is Your Home Prepped for the Holidays?

December 2nd, 2019
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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.

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The Maynard Man Says: It May Be Time for a New Furnace Installation If…

November 30th, 2019
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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. 

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Stay Comfortable This Winter with Humidity Control from The Maynard Man!

November 18th, 2019
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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 optimal comfort.

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The Maynard Man’s Top Tips for Energy Savings

November 4th, 2019
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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.

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The Maynard Man Says: Beware These 3 Common Plumbing Problems

October 21st, 2019
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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!

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The Maynard Man Says: Stay Safe! Schedule Your Heating Maintenance Appointment Today

October 7th, 2019
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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 components.

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.

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Tips from the Maynard Man: How to Maintain Your Sump Pump

September 23rd, 2019
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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!

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The Maynard Man Answers: “What Does the R-22 Phaseout Mean for My AC?”

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?

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