Protecting Your Pipes During Cold Temperatures in Staunton, VA
Freezing temperatures are in the forecast for nights this weekend and early next week. Do you know how to protect your pipes and plumbing during periods of extreme cold? Our professional HVAC technicians and plumbers have teamed up with WHSV Channel 3 to share simple tips for protecting your pipes and preventing a mid-winter incident of […]Read More
How To Remove Hard Water Stains
The best way to prevent hard water stains is to install a whole-home water softener. Until you do, here’s how to get rid of those pesky hard water stains. Vinegar You most likely already have vinegar in your kitchen pantry. Mix half vinegar and half water and put the solution in a spray bottle. Spray […]Read More
How Water Conditioning Can Be The Key To a Cleaner Home
You use water in your home every single day. Think about all the ways you use water — a steamy shower, washing your clothes, running your dishwasher. Do you know about all of the minerals and chemicals that are in the water that you use in your home every day? It can ruin your clothes, […]Read More
The Importance of Bathroom Exhaust Fans in Your Home
The area in your home that uses the most water? Your bathroom. Think about it: Flushing your toilet, washing your hands, cleaning your face, taking a shower — it all adds up. And all that moisture can lead to a tremendous amount of damage in your bathroom. One way to control the moisture is by […]Read More
Day In The Life of an HVAC Technician
Can you imagine going to bed in the middle of the summer without an air conditioner or in the cold of winter without any heat? We would all be a little less comfortable and a little more cranky without our HVAC systems and the professionals who install and maintain them. Let’s take a glimpse into […]Read More
Why Does My Basement Smell Musty?
Musty odors can be attributed to a number of things, but usually, it’s from dampness that gets trapped due to poor ventilation (or in other words, mold, and mildew). All you have to do is eliminate the moisture, increase the airflow and ventilation, and your basement will be good as new. How To Get Rid Of […]Read More
Can You Replace A Single-Handle Faucet with a Double-Handle?
Planning a bathroom or kitchen renovation? You’ve finally decided on new cabinets, countertops, and blinds, but now it’s time for the little things — like fixtures. If you’re looking to spice things up and replace your single-handle faucet with a double faucet, we can help you DIY, step-by-step. How To Replace A Single-Handle Faucet with […]Read More
We’re Hiring: Blue Mountain Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
What Sets Blue Mountain PHC Apart? Our family owned and operated company is committed to providing unparalleled customer service to our customers. We make sure that our entire team goes above and beyond to provide our customers with a relaxed and professional service experience. All Blue Mountain professionals are the best in the field, due […]Read More
Why Can’t You Pour Grease Down The Drain?
“Don’t throw grease down the sink!” We’ve all heard this at some point before, but why exactly can’t we do this? Let’s break it down… No FOG Down The Drain Fats, oils, and grease (FOG) come from many things you have in your kitchen, like butter and margarine, meat, dairy products, cooking oil, and salad […]Read More
5 DIY Plumbing Fixes
If you’ve never been into crafting before, owning a home is the time to hop on the DIY bandwagon. There will be plenty of repairs and details that will need to be attended to by a professional, but why not save a little money when you can by getting to some easier tasks yourself? We’re […]Read More
Why Is My Air Conditioner Not Cooling My Home?
If you’re reading this, then your home most likely feels less then comfortable at the moment. That’s not good! Here are 4 reasons why it feels like your air conditioner isn’t working. Improper Installation Was your air conditioner recently installed? If so, the reason it isn’t cooling has to do with the installation (the system […]Read More
5 Easy Ways To Clean Clothing Stains
Doing your laundry is fairly simple. Separate colors, throw in some laundry detergent and choose your cycle. But if the clothes have stains, that’s a different story. 5 Tips To Help Get Stains Out Of Your Clothing Timing Is Everything. So treat stains as soon as the spill occurs! Fresh stains are much easier to […]Read More
4 Budget Benefits of Soft Water
Roughly 85 percent of homes in America depend on hard water supply. Hard water contains excess amounts of minerals and metals, which can create a variety of issues for your home. The solution — water softeners! Four Benefits Water Softeners Have On Your Home Cleaner Dishes Do your dishes have a streaky, soapy residue even […]Read More
Why Should You Change Your Air Filters?
The air in your home is circulated through your HVAC every two hours. And while the filters will catch and remove a large percentage of dust and debris, they can’t work if they’re clogged and dirty. Here are a few simple tips to help you remember to change your air filters. Set A Reminder You […]Read More
Myth or Fact? Common Plumbing Misconceptions
It’s rare for the average homeowner to be a plumbing expert, so don’t feel down if you believe some common plumbing myths. One rumor can quickly turn a misconception into a plumbing truth, which is why we’re here — to help set the record straight! MYTH: A leaky faucet is no big deal. FACT: Once a drip […]Read More
Is My Garbage Disposal Broken?
Your home’s garbage disposal is vital to your plumbing system. This is due to the fact that it breaks down food particles into tiny pieces so they can be integrated with your home’s waste water. A garbage disposal that doesn’t work properly could wreak havoc on your entire plumbing system. Below are some situations when your […]Read More
The Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat
Digital thermostats are so 2017! This year, upgrade to a programmable thermostat instead! Here are all the benefits you’ll reap in doing so. Reduce Energy Usage A programmable thermostat allows you to predetermine the temperature of your home at all times. Lowering the heat when you are not home this winter can help reduce your […]Read More
Why is Your Furnace Noisy?
Your furnace makes a lot of strange noises. Some are normal, but some can indicate an issue that requires a repair or replacement. Here are a few common furnace noises and how to tell the difference. Scraping If you hear a metal-hitting sound it’s either coming from a loose or broken blower wheel or a […]Read More
Plumbing Services Offered at Blue Mountain
We are fully licensed, insured and have many years of experience in the residential plumbing industry. We’re not your average plumber. We’re proud of the fact that people tell us they have actually had a pleasant experience with us and that our technicians treated their home with care and respect. Anything less is what you’ll […]Read More
How To Heat Your Home During Your Holiday Party This Season
‘Tis the season for holiday parties! Nothing beats seeing family and friends over a delicious home cooked meal. But all that cooking comes with a cost — a high utility bill. Here are a few easy ways to help reduce your heating use while still enjoying your holiday. Turn Down Your Stove! Many recipes call […]Read More
Don’t Ignore This Sound! Here’s Why.
Hearing strange noises in your home? While some sounds can be ignored entirely, there are plenty of others that you should be frightened of because of the scary repair bill that will most likely follow. High-Pitched Squeals If you happen to hear high-pitches around your house, this could mean there is a part moving around in your […]Read More
How To Winterize Your Outdoor Faucets
As the autumn leaves begin to fall, so does the temperature (brr!). And freezing winter temperatures means it’s time to break out your over-sized sweaters and begin prepping your home. First things first, winterizing your outdoor faucets. Because freezing water inside your outdoor pipes can do damage inside your home as well. How To Winterize […]Read More
Does Your Home Have Mold?
Does your home have an unusual odor? Do you have a sore throat or itchy skin? These are all signs and symptoms of mold, and your plumbing may be to blame! Here are a few of the most common plumbing problems that contribute to mold growth. Plumbing Problems That Lead To Mold: 1. Leaky Pipes […]Read More
This Is What Happens When You Don’t Have A Dehumidifier
If you live somewhere that seems to have a dampness problem, it’s time to look at dehumidifiers. Why? Because too much warm, moist air isn’t good for your home. Here are 5 signs that will help you determine if you’re living with excess moisture. 1. Mold spots If you’ve noticed small dark spots around your […]Read More
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