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Gymnastics lessons are expensive, but Oxygen is priceless

So, last night while watching my daughter at gymnastics, I was looking around and wondering what would take away the stench of stinky feet and sweaty palms. At home, to remove the smells from my charred attempts at dinner, I have used baking soda, white vinegar, candles, reed diffusers, and a Lampe Berger, but these

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You Can’t See It, Smell It, or Taste It, But It May Be In Your Home

The “Silent Killer” Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas produced by incompletely burned fuel from furnaces, boilers, water heaters, clothes dryers, open flames, or fuel burning space heaters. You can’t see it, smell it, or taste it; but carbon monoxide can cause brain damage and death. It is the leading cause of accidental poisoning

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Six More Weeks!

In a ceremony, ripe with tradition yesterday, Punxsutawney Phil, the weather-forecasting groundhog, saw his shadow and promptly predicted six more weeks of winter. That’s the bad news. The good news is that we’ve had a very mild winter thus far. It has been mild enough that My Plumber has an overstock of heating systems waiting

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Some Like It Hot!

Have you ever been washing the dishes, running a load of laundry and trying to get your kids to take a bath at the same time? If so, then you have probably experienced ‘Hot Water Fatigue Syndrome”. This occurs when traditional tank water heaters reach capacity. Alternatively, if you have a tankless water heater, you

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Don’t Ignore Annual Check-ups

With New Year’s right around the corner it’s time to start thinking about resolutions. Typically, resolutions involve an increased awareness in preventative medicine because an illness is easier to treat if symptoms are caught early and few people can afford to get sick. Much like performing a monthly breast exam, preventative maintenance of your HVAC

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Beware the Pumpkin on Halloween

Virginia plumbing professionals and the Maryland plumbers at My Plumber Heating and Cooling would like to remind readers to beware the pumpkin during the upcoming holiday. Pumpkin is starchy and stringy; a combination that is designed to either jam a home garbage disposal or clog a kitchen drain-line. “The technicians tell me, whether they are

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Avoiding a Wet Basement Disaster

Local meteorologist are predicting torrential rain over the next couple of days for Northern Virginia and Suburban Maryland. This is not good news. It compounds difficulties that we were already facing with the earthquake. Area plumbing companies are gearing up for the deluge of telephone calls they will receive for flooded basements and broken sump

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My Plumber Plans to Revive Food Drive

Since the beginning of its Warm Hands and Full Hearts Food Drive program in 2004, My Plumber Heating and Cooling has collected about 85,000 pounds of food for those who are experiencing food insecurity in the area. Unfortunately, the economic slowdown has contributed to a dramatic reduction in collections in the last couple of years,

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What’s In Your Water?

Beginning April 2 and lasting through June, local municipalities will flush their water main lines. As a result, homeowners throughout Northern Virginia and Maryland may notice a chlorine taste and smell in their tap water. This is in addition to temporary discoloration and the presence of sediment. Fairfax Water, which treats the majority of the

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Sump Pump Problems After Hurricane Sandy

With all of the additional water from Hurricane Sandy, we’ve seen several problems in the last couple of days involving sump pumps and drainage issues. The ¼ horsepower motor burned out as a result of turning on only once in a while, then all of a sudden running continually. The sump pump drain did not

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