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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
HVAC Zoning 101
Are you always throwing on more layers as your significant other cranks up the air conditioner? If it seems like you’re always in a constant battle of who takes control of the temperature, HVAC zoning may be for you! What Is Zoned Cooling and Heating? Zoned cooling and heating is when your home is divided […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
3 Reasons Your AC May Be Leaking
If you notice any water spots or strange smells on your ceiling or walls, there’s a leak somewhere in your home. And chances are, this leak is coming from your air conditioner. But why? And how can you prevent this from happening again? Why Is My AC Leaking? 1. Clogged Condensate Drain Line One of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Quick Money-Saving Tips To Keep Your House Warm
Even though Spring is around the corner, the high winds and low temperatures in Virginia show no signs of warmer weather anytime soon. Luckily, we have a few easy ways for you to stay warm for the next few weeks, without breaking the bank. 4 Quick Money-Saving Tips To Keep Your House Warm 1. Use […]
Common Household Leaks To Watch Out For
Your home is a significant source of water waste. Rolling your eyes? Well, what if we told you that leaks from pipes and plumbing fixtures have been shown to waste 2,000 to 20,000 gallons of water per year. So before they cause major problems to the environment and your wallet, make sure to find and […]
Do You Need a New Water Heater?
Your water heater is a fundamental component of the home that helps keep you comfortable. The average water heater lasts between 10 and 15 years before it starts taking a turn for the worse. While there are a few telltale signs that indicate a repair is needed, there are other signs that tell you it’s […]
Heating Services Offered at Blue Mountain
Blue Mountain isn’t your average plumbing, heating, and cooling company. And our team members are NOT your average HVAC technicians! Our technicians are knowledgeable, professional, and better yet, genuinely nice people. They’ll take care of you and your home. Once you work with us, you won’t hesitate to recommend Blue Mountain to a friend or […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
4 Things A Plumber Knows About Your Bathroom Habits
Plumbers are not only great multitaskers, they are also great problem solvers. And they don’t need to search too deep to know the root cause of your plumbing issues. Here are a few common bathroom habits your plumber may know about. You Take Long Showers If your shower has mold, your bathroom is too moist, […]
Cleaning Up Holiday Messes
Hosting a holiday party this season? The most joyous time of the year can really take a toll on your clean and tidy home. Here are a few cleaning tips to make sure your home stays spotless, even after all the fun and cheer. Cooking Debris Dessert crumbs and dinner sauces are bound to make […]
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 […]
New Homeowners: How To Avoid Plumbing Pitfalls
Would you rather come home to a flooded basement that now needs new flooring, carpeting, and sheetrock, or to a water heater showing signs of rust? I think we can all agree that most homeowners would prefer the latter. Small plumbing problems may seem like nothing at first, but these small drips and cracks can […]