Keep Your Kids Safe Around Electricity
Electricity can be dangerous, especially for kids. As soon as kids are mobile, you can start teaching them electrical safety. This will help ensure that they stay safe and don’t suffer because they don’t know how to act around electricity. What’s the Danger? Electricity can cause electrical shocks. These range from relatively minor and slightly uncomfortable to strong enough to cause injury and even death. Modern electrical safety standards help reduce the risk of electrical shock significantly. However, because kids...Read More
Why Does My Toilet Keep Clogging?
Do you have a toilet that keeps clogging? Are you removing clogs or calling us to do it regularly? If you are sick of your toilet getting clogged, there are a few things you can check to try to stop the problem. Too Much Toilet Paper Many Americans use way too much toilet paper! With the cushy 2-ply options that most of us keep in our homes, you really only need a few squares at a time. If you’re using...Read More
What Type of Furnace Filter Do I Need?
Not sure what type of furnace filter to buy? Here’s a handy guide to help you out! Look at: Filter size. Close enough is not good enough. Look at your existing filter, measure the filter space, or look on the stickers outside your filter to find the measurements you need.Filter thickness. Most filters are between one and five inches thick. While thicker filters generally offer more filtration, some furnaces may not be compatible with them. If you have compatibility questions,...Read More
How to Clean Your Sump Pump
If you have a sump pump installed in your Hagerstown, MD or Frederick, MD home, it has probably been working hard throughout the winter, keeping water out of your basement so you don’t have a flood on your hands. Now that spring is here, it’s time to show it some love. It is important to keep up with your Hagerstown sump pump maintenance to ensure that you do not experience issues that require expensive sump pump repairs or even need...Read More
Questions to Ask Before You Hire an HVAC Professional
Do you need your heating or air conditioning system repaired or a new one installed and are planning to bring in an HVAC professional? Here are some key questions that we recommend you ask anyone before you hire them to work on your home. At Larry & Sons, we are happy to answer these, or any other questions you might have. What Training/Licensure Do They Have? You should be comfortable and aware of the training level of the individuals who...Read More