Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing Tips from Your Washington, D.C. Plumbers

Below you'll find a variety of articles full of heating, air conditioning and plumbing tips from the Washington D.C. plumbers and HVAC specialists at Real Plumbers in Oxon Hill, MD. Need advice related to your home's plumbing, heating or air conditioning systems? Give us a call today!


What Should I Do in a Plumbing Emergency?

Being a homeowner means planning for the unexpected and hoping you never have to test those plans. Because September is National Preparedness Month, we thought it might be a good time to go over what you should do in case of a plumbing emergency.  General Need-to-Know Info: Locate water main shutoff valve Find inline shutoffs […]




It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity: Ninety years of manufactured weather in Washington

Published: September 1st, 2017 To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each By Matthew B. Gilmore* August 1, 2017 marked the 91st anniversary of the introduction of air conditioning to Washington, DC — which had debuted at Loew’s Palace Theater, 1306 F Street, NW. Advertising touted an indoor temperature 20 degrees […]




World Hope International: Progress in 2016

Real Plumbers is a proud corporate sponsor of World Hope International (WHI). We recycle all of the scrap metal from the equipment we replace for you then promptly donate 100% of that money to the organization. Our donations go to a village in Sierra Leone to help provide them with clean water, healthcare, education, agricultural […]




Are You in Hot Water? Signs Your Water Heater Is About To Expire

In general, Washington D.C. Homeowners are diligent about taking care of their homes. Yet it is still alarming just how many people fail to notice the red flags going up when it is time to get a new water heater. In fact, a majority percent claim they only found out once the hot water tank […]




Senior Fixtures – Transforming with an Aging in Place Bathroom Remodel in Washington, D.C.

It’s nice to have so many options, these days, when it comes to converting your house into an aging in place home. Given the opportunity, most homeowners would prefer to spend their golden years in the place they already call home, as opposed to an assisted living facility. While the entire house must be modified […]




What Bio-Clean Can Do To Improve Your Washington D.C. Area Home

A problem that tends to plague homeowners, here in Washington D.C. and across the country, is a clogged drain. Nothing is quite as aggravating, or potentially messy, as a slow or clogged drain. Yet each year, thousands of ill-informed consumers make the erroneous choice to take the DIY approach and pour harsh, store-bought chemical drain […]




Learning the Important Basics of Hydronic Heating

Being a homeowner means always looking for ways to improve your home. This is not just about comfort and convenience, it is also about better energy-efficiency. Improving your energy-efficiency helps lower utility costs, as well as makes your home more environmentally responsible. For all of these reasons, more and more homeowners are making the transition […]




How Professional Drain Cleaning is the Best Solution for Clogged Drains

At some point in time, every residence will suffer from a clogged drain. A drain clog can disrupt the function of any plumbing fixture or appliance. Also, they can cause foul odors to emanate throughout your home. Unfortunately, many people either tolerate drain clogs or turn to store bought cleaners to try to resolve the […]




Hybrid Heating and Cooling Systems

A hybrid heating and cooling system combines an electric space-conditioning heat pump with a fossil fuel fired furnace. When providing cooling a hybrid system operates like a conventional air conditioning system: using the heat pump to chill the air. When heating both the furnace and heat pump have roles, depending on the outdoor temperature. The […]




Washington DC Plumbing Repairs – Major and Minor

Plumbing repairs are common household projects sometimes done by the homeowner himself if it was only a minor one such as replacement of a faucet gasket, or done by a professional company for a major job such as cleaning a clogged drain. Notice any leak under the kitchen sink lately? This certainly needs repair as […]




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