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How to Tell You Need Water Testing: Tips from The Maynard Man

October 5th, 2020

Do you happen to know what’s in your water? Many homeowners aren’t well informed. True, it may be something relatively harmless like magnesium or calcium. But even these minerals can do harm to your actual plumbing system.

Know the signs that your water may be contaminated and need water testing, so you’re not caught by surprise when your plumbing system suffers, or by becoming ill. The Maynard Man has shared below some of the top signs you need water testing, and subsequently need to have a water treatment system professionally installed.

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Ask the Maynard Man! Should You Install a Tank or Tankless Water Heater?

September 21st, 2020

When you hear “water heater” what is it that you envision? If you’re like most people, it’s probably a storage tank full of water inside your garage or a closet that has pipes and gauges sticking out of it. You probably don’t know how it all works, but rely on it heavily anyway day in and day out.

What about when your water heater gets older though, and its performance or efficiency starts declining with age? What do you do then? Sometimes repairs may help it get by a little longer, but if rust and corrosion have settled in, it’s time to replace. Your instinct is likely to just upgrade to a newer storage tank system if you already have one in place, but this isn’t your only option.

Read on as we explore the differences, in addition to the pros and cons, of both tank and tankless water heaters.

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The Maynard Man Shares: How to Shut Down Your AC for Fall

September 7th, 2020

In just a couple of months, we won’t have a need for our AC systems anymore and will be ready to turn our attention to heating maintenance. In the meantime though, that doesn’t mean you should just forget all about your cooling system! There are steps you can take now to care for your AC to ensure that next spring, you’ll have a fully functional and efficiently working air conditioner.

Read on as The Maynard Man shares some tips on how to appropriately shut down your AC for fall!

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6 Signs of Sewer Line Trouble, From The Maynard Man

August 24th, 2020
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Imagine this scenario: You go to use a sink in the bathroom, and it’s slow to drain. It also smells a little funky. You reach for a bottle of liquid drain cleaner, pour it in, and walk away. Later that day, you go to use another sink in your house and have the same problem–should you trust that bottle of drain cleaner again, or is something more sinister going on?

The Maynard Man wants you to know that your drain problems could very well be spelling out a sewer line blockage or leak. When multiple drains throughout your home start backing up and/or emitting foul odors, it’s a serious sign that you shouldn’t ignore. It’s 1 of 6 signs we’re about to share below that you have some sewer line trouble and it’s time to call in a professional Nashville plumber!

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The Maynard Man Shares 5 Signs You Need AC Repair

August 10th, 2020


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The last thing you need as we progress through summer is an unexpected AC breakdown! If you have your air conditioner routinely maintained, you likely don’t need to worry about this. Maintenance allows your HVAC pro to comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust components in your AC that need it. It also helps to spot small repair needs before they become bigger emergencies.

The Maynard Man knows that sometimes homeowners skip maintenance, or wait too long for a tune-up. You might also have an aging system and maintenance can only go so far. So how do you spot repairs then?

You can start by looking or listening for these 5 signs of AC disrepair!

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Do You Need Water Treatment? The Maynard Man Can Help!

July 27th, 2020
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Not many people use wells these days–they get their water from a city water main. So, you might assume that this water is as clean as it can be, since it goes through a heavy treatment process before it even enters the pipes.

We’re not here to alarm anyone, but The Maynard Man does need to clear up one thing. You can absolutely still have unhealthy water coming from your taps, even if you are relying on a municipal supply! There’s always a chance of trace contaminants making their way into and through the miles of pipes it takes to get from the water treatment plant to your home.

Fortunately, this can be tackled with the right water treatment system in place. Read on as we uncover a few signs for you to watch out for. These indicate that you’re in need of a solid water treatment solution.

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Learn about Your AC Options from the Maynard Man

July 13th, 2020
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If it’s mid-July and you’ve found yourself shopping for an air conditioner in the Nashville area, we’re going to guess that you’re in a bit of a rush to find a new one! Understandable. But, this is one purchase you really shouldn’t make in haste.

Investing in an air conditioner is a decision that requires a lot of thought. The cooling system must be properly sized for your home, professionally installed to avoid mistakes, and should match the specific needs of your household—should you even stick with the same type of air conditioner?

The Maynard Man is here to provide some guidance to that last point. Read on as we uncover the benefits of the various AC installation options we provide.

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The Maynard Man Answers: “How Do I Test My Sump Pump?”

June 29th, 2020
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Keeping your home comfort systems in good shape throughout the years takes a lot of work. In almost all cases, we recommend you hire a pro. Sump pump services aren’t an exception, however, there are certainly steps we think you should take on your own to test your sump pump each season to make sure yours is operable. Taking these steps can be the difference between a flooded home and a carefree home this summer.

Many homeowners read this and wonder, “how do I test my sump pump?” The Maynard Man is here to guide you! Read on as we uncover some fairly simple steps for you to follow. If you get stumped, please don’t hesitate to call our team.

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The Maynard Man Shares: How to Know if your AC Is Frozen

June 15th, 2020
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You might have read this blog title and thought to yourself, “An AC cools, isn’t ice normal?”

Unfortunately, it definitely is not. Ice is never used in the cooling process, and is not an effective way to cool the home. Rather, electricity and refrigerant is used to pull heat out from your home, and blow cooled air from the refrigerant process back in through your vents.

If you do discover ice on your air conditioner, a.k.a a frozen air conditioner, it’s time to call The Maynard Man. But how do you know if your AC is, in fact, frozen? Read on!

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The Maynard Man Explains Why Your AC is Short-Cycling

June 1st, 2020
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If you’ve never heard of short-cycling, you’re fortunate! Short-cycling is the name of the process in which an HVAC system rapidly shuts off and turns back on, rather than going through regular cycles. This is both a symptom of a problem and a problem itself!

You may be able to make a few simple adjustments to fix this issue, but if the root cause is serious, then you need The Maynard Man! Unless you address and eliminate short-cycling, your air conditioner can require more repairs and even break down a lot sooner than it would have otherwise.

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