Frequently Asked Questions on Plumbing Heating and Cooling

Frequently Asked Questions on Plumbing Heating and Cooling2018-10-06T20:46:17+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions that Home Owners have in their mind. We never take no for an answer, we here to give advises that will save time and money at the end.

At My Dear Watson we try our best every day to answer our customers questions; from Oil Gas Furnace Cleaning to Gas Furnace cleaning.
Approaching the Fall season people want to know if they have to winterize their home and the best way to do so.
When there is a lot of construction to be down Home Owners want to know of they still can be around or should they move in a temporary location until the project is finished.

Living through a remodeling project is difficult. Your world is upside down and washing dishes in the tub is no fun. Some people pretend that they are camping in their home and look at it as an adventure. For a large scale project, securing temporary housing is optimal.

Oil and Gas Furnace Cleaning, What is the Difference?2017-10-13T20:08:33+00:00

Oil and gas furnace cleanings are different in that the oil furnace will need to have the oil burner cleaned and tuned.
Although they both will need the blower motor compartment cleaned and filters changed.

All flu pipe and exhaust chambers need to be vacuumed out and inspected.

It is for a older system that has not been maintained at all through it’s useful life.

The oil  burner clean and tuning is made up of changing oil tank filter and pump screen filter at oil burner. Clean and adjust drawer assembly with inspection and changing of electrodes and nozzle. The oil pressure is also checked to make sure it is set correctly.

The system is then set up based on manufactures specs from burner book and fired off using a combustion analyzer to set oil  burning parameters.

A print out report is given. A smoke test is also taken at time of burning.

Why do I need to Winterize my Home?2017-10-13T20:20:22+00:00

Fall is time for winterization. One of the simplest things a homeowner can do to protect their real estate investment is to shut off the main water supply if they are going to be out of the their house for any length of time.

Water dose the most damage to any piece of property weather its your primary home or a second home. One of the simplest things to do is to winterize the house or a property you might not be in through the winter months or you will visit in frequently through winter.

If you have a hot water heating system you can Glycol a system to help prevent baseboard and heating coils from freezing.

If you are going away for a weekend or longer get into the habit of shutting down the main water supply. After closing off the main water supply drain down the system to the lowest point. This can be a basement bathroom or slop sink or even drawing water off the bottom of the water heater.

Winterizing Glycols are not harmful to the environment and or to your plumbing system.

If you have, any questions about Glycol or any of the mechanical systems in your house please reach out to My Dear Watson and we will be happy to lend a hand.

How will I live during construction?2017-06-17T20:31:00+00:00

Living through a remodeling project is difficult. Your world is upside down and washing dishes in the tub is no fun. Some people pretend that they are camping in their home and look at it as an adventure. For a large scale project, securing temporary housing is optimal.

Will the builder finish on time?2017-06-17T20:30:22+00:00

We help our clients select all of the materials, products, colors and fixtures before we apply for a building permit. This helps the building team to finish on time or ahead of schedule.

Who will listen to my ideas and build them?2017-06-17T20:29:38+00:00

Our philosophy and process is all about you and your needs and goals. Our goal is to guide you through the design process and confirm that your ideas can be built.
We will make design suggestions, but ultimately you have the final decision.

How will I know if I can afford my project?2017-06-17T20:28:21+00:00

Defining a realistic financial investment range upfront helps homeowners reduce the risk of over-spending and prevents the design team from over-designing the project.

How long will it take to design and build my project?2017-06-17T20:27:42+00:00

Generally that depends on the scope of work. Our 3D design communication tools can increase design productivity and reduce the number of design meetings. Having the build team involved with the design process improves construction efficiency.

Do I need plans for a simple bathroom?2017-06-17T20:27:03+00:00

Yes. Simple projects remain simple to build if the design team has provided easy to read building plans.

Who do I call first, the builder or the designer?2017-06-17T20:25:47+00:00

Call a builder who can offer professional residential design or a designer who will partner with building professionals.

Why Choose Design and Build?2017-06-17T20:12:35+00:00

Because it makes planning so much Easier, Quick and a LOT of Fun!

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