Which Pipes Freeze First?

Frozen pipes are a hot topic on homeowners’ minds as the temperatures continue to drop. Knowing how to winterize your pipes and prevent them from freezing over is incredibly important. Frozen pipes can lead to burst pipes which can lead …

Is it Hard to Install a Gas Fireplace?

Fireplaces are one of the greatest features of a home when colder temperatures arrive—there’s nothing quite like curling up on the couch on a chilly winter night, watching the flames dance. However, if your home wasn’t built with a fireplace, …

How to Winterize Your Pipes

Frozen pipes can cause major (and expensive) damage in your home—so it’s important that you ensure your pipes are prepared for the cold temperatures to come. Find out how to winterize your pipes, both indoors and doors, from the experts …

Schedule Your Heating System Inspection

Now is the perfect time to schedule your heating system inspection and maintenance—just before your system really needs to kick on for the fall and winter temperatures ahead. At James A. Wheat & Sons, we have been helping people in …

Why Is My Garbage Disposal Leaking?

Leaking pipes—a homeowner’s nightmare. So when that leak is coming from a high traffic area like your kitchen sink, you need to fix it quickly. At James A. Wheat & Sons, we’ve been helping people in Montgomery County, MD and …

Common Air Conditioner Problems

According to the Department of Energy, there are five common air conditioning problems that plague most homeowners: Refrigerant leaks Inadequate maintenance Electrical control failure Sensor problems Drainage control problems But how do each one of these issues affect your air …

What Is a Tankless Water Heater?

A tankless water heater, as the name suggests, is simply a water heater without a storage tank. Sometimes referred to as “demand water heaters,” they use gas or electric burners to heat water as it flows past. There are numerous …

My Basement Is Flooded! What Do I Do?

Get emergency plumbing service—call now » So your basement is flooded. Now that your panic has subsided and you’ve turned to the internet for answers, it’s time to call a professional plumber. There are a number of different reasons why …

Schedule Your Spring AC Inspection

Despite what our St. Patrick’s Day snowstorm may have you thinking, spring really is right around the corner! The first day of spring this year is March 20th, and we should start seeing some warmer temperatures coming up soon, and …