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Why is my garbage disposal leaking?

Posted on: July 29, 2014

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 Washington, DC fix all their plumbing problems since 1978, and we can help you diagnose…

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Common air conditioner problems

Posted on: June 30, 2014

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 conditioner and what can you do to fix or prevent these problems in the future?…

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What is a tankless water heater?

Posted on: June 24, 2014

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 benefits to tankless water heaters, which we will discuss below. If you’re planning on upgrading…

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My basement is flooded! what do i do?

Posted on: May 21, 2014

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 your basement could be flooded, from a burst pipe to a busted sump pump, and…

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Why an ac maintenance agreement is worth the investment

Posted on: April 17, 2014

Many of our customers ask us why we think AC maintenance agreements are worth the investment—and the answer is simple: because they can save you time and money! When you sign up for an Eagle service agreement for your air conditioner, we’ll also include service for your heating system, too. Sign up for an AC…

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Schedule your spring ac inspection

Posted on: March 18, 2014

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 I think we can all agree, we’re more than ready for some warm sunny days.…

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What are ductless mini-split systems?

Posted on: February 27, 2014

Many homeowners in the DC metro area choose ductless mini-split systems to retrofit heating and cooling in homes without ductwork or to heat and cool areas of their home that don’t have ductwork, such as the garage or additions

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What you need to know about frozen pipes

Posted on: January 7, 2014

Are you worried about frozen pipes? This winter, the DC metro area has seen record low temperatures, and one thing on the minds of many people in our area is their water pipes. We’ve had numerous calls the last few weeks asking about frozen pipes, so we’d like to take a moment to share some…

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Is Your Heating System Not Keeping Up with These Cold Temperatures?

Posted on: January 7, 2014

Does your heating system seem to be working extra hard or simply can’t keep your home warm with these especially cold temperatures outside? Here’s what you need to know about how your heating system works with these freezing temperatures!

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How to reduce the risk of basement flooding

Posted on: December 13, 2013

Already this year the DC metro area has seen a good amount of snow—and where this is snow, there is eventually snow melting! It’s important to know how to reduce the risk of basement flooding so your winter wonderland doesn’t end up becoming a winter wasteland. If you want to reduce the risk of basement…

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