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The Maynard Man Shares 2 Simple Steps toward a Healthy Plumbing System

February 24th, 2020
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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.

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Power Surge Facts from The Maynard Man: Are You At Risk?

February 10th, 2020
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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!

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The Maynard Man on How to Stay in Hot Water

January 20th, 2020
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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 water heater.

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. 

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Don’t Throw Money in the Fire: Save with These Heating Efficiency Tips from the Maynard Man!

January 6th, 2020
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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.

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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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