December 27th, 2021
There is one plumbing problem that can happen in your home any time of the year, and that’s a leak. Leaks can be pretty sneaky–surprising homeowners and not making themselves apparent until severe damage has already occurred to your plumbing system and property.
Fortunately, The Maynard Man is here to help. While you’ll want to call us for professional leak detection if you suspect a leak, there are some things you can watch and listen for to help you determine if there is a leak happening. Read on to learn more.
December 13th, 2021
It’s that time of year again–the time where many homeowners delight in decorating their homes for the holiday. You’ve probably already seen some houses in your neighborhood decked out with a few strings of white lights, or maybe even really elaborate displays.
Decorating your home with holiday lights is a festive way to make your home and your street look seasonal and fun. However, we want you to keep in mind that no matter how many lights you plan to add to your home to brighten the season, you’ll want to take some proper precautions to avoid problems like shorting out your electrical system, triggering a potential electrical fire, or even cause a tripping hazard with loose cords.
Read on as we uncover some top tips for holiday light safety!
November 15th, 2021
Did you know that the most likely time for The Maynard Man to get a call about plumbing services is during the holidays! Yup, it’s our busiest time of year—but we won’t say favorite time of year, because we don’t want you to suffer the consequences of plumbing in disrepair.
If you don’t properly prepare, however, you could find yourself in hot water—or actually, without it—this holiday season, and up to your elbows in other plumbing problems as well.
Read on to learn about the common holiday plumbing problems we get called for and tips on how to avoid them.
October 30th, 2021
Folks who aren’t Nashville natives may think that it’s always warm here, even during winter. However, even though we don’t experience consistently cold winters like our neighbors on the east coast or in the north, we do have chilly temperatures during the winter! And this is why it’s so important that you invest in routine professional heating maintenance.
The Maynard Man is here to encourage you to get this service done, but also to point out just why it’s so important. Read on!
October 18th, 2021
The Maynard Man knows that when you live someplace like Nashville, you need reliable cooling, and heating, depending on the time of year! This is why so many of our customers choose a heat pump for their home comfort needs.
But say that you wake up one day and something is amiss. You know you set the thermostat to a certain temperature the night before, but it’s definitely not that temperature in your home right now. Or perhaps you hear a really eerie sound coming from the direction of your vents. Whatever symptoms you’re witnessing, it may mean that something is wrong with your heat pump!
Now, heat pumps suffer from wear and tear just like any other appliance. And you can fend off the worst, most urgent repair needs with routine maintenance. But even with diligent maintenance, you should know the signs that your heat pump needs help so you can give The Maynard Man a call right away. Read on to learn what these signs are.
October 4th, 2021
The official start of fall is here! While that doesn’t mean temperatures will magically cool down right away, it does mean that it’s time to prep your home.
Yup, this means getting heating maintenance done—maintenance will help your heater work as efficiently and effectively as possible for as long as possible.
But just because we’re talking about your heater prep doesn’t mean you should forget about your air conditioner. After all, you want to set both your HVAC systems up for success. Read on as we uncover a helpful checklist for what to do with your air conditioner this fall.
September 20th, 2021
The Maynard Man understands that homeowners would like to do whatever they can to save money. And, of course, in the summertime a large majority of that money goes toward their cooling costs. Actually, HVAC systems typically make up half of all energy use within a home.
And no, turning off your air conditioner isn’t the only way to use less energy, nor does it make much sense. Because after all, you want to maintain your household’s comfort too, right? We get it! Read on as we uncover some tips on how you can use your air conditioner more efficiently without sacrificing your comfort.
September 6th, 2021
There are a number of things that can go wrong with a home comfort system. Sometimes it’s due to natural wear and tear. Other times, it can be a manufacturer defect, or even from an extenuating circumstance like bad weather affecting the outdoor unit.
But when it comes down to it, if the problems afflicting your air conditioner are becoming more and more common, costing you way too much money, and are paired with an aging system, it’s likely time to call The Maynard Man and start exploring your AC replacement options.
Wonder if that’s the case for you? Read on to learn some of the signs.
August 23rd, 2021
The Maynard Man and team understand that your sewer line is one of the most important components of your plumbing system—if not the most important. This is why we want to do everything we can to help you to protect yours.
Unfortunately, it can be pretty easy to miss sewer line damage. After all your sewer line is buried underground. Out of sight, out of mind, right?
Just like any other plumbing pipe, a sewer line wears down and can suffer damage from clogs or leaking. Fortunately, The Maynard Man has the solutions you need. But first, you need to know if you even have sewer line trouble, right?
August 9th, 2021
The Maynard Man is here again with some helpful tips for homeowners who just want to stay cool this summer.
Chances are, if you’ve come across this blog post, you’re considering an air conditioner replacement. And this time of the year is when powerful air conditioning is needed the most, so we imagine you’re in a bit of a rush to get a new system!
However, this is one of those purchases you never want to rush into. Doing so could leave you with an inefficient system that may die on you years before its time. Plus, what if you don’t need a whole new air conditioner, you just need to expand some cooling power?
Well then, you would do well to consider the installation of a ductless cooling system. Read on to learn why!