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Keep Up With Routine Maintenance -- Call Your Man John Moore!

Posted by John Moore

Aug 28, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Cooking has been a huge part of Yolanda Ebb’s life since childhood. She has many family recipes that have been passed down through generations that are among her favorite dishes to make. She woke one morning excited to make a delicious breakfast, but when she walked over to her sink, she realized there was a problem.

“I had fried a bunch of chicken the night before and when I went to dispose of the grease, I poured it all down the sink,” said Ebbs. “And the next day, I realized my sink and pipes didn’t take to the grease too well, and my sink was backed up.”

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Topics: Air filters, HVAC system, tankless water heater, routine maintenance

Stay Healthy And Hydrated In The Heat With A Water Filtration System

Posted by John Moore

Aug 27, 2014 8:00:00 AM

As much as we hate to state the obvious, this time we just can’t help ourselves. It’s hot. For the past few months temperatures have been in the mid to high 90’s, but once humidity is factored in, it feels like it’s well over 100 degrees. And when it’s constantly this hot outside making sure to stay hydrated should be a top priority, especially when the heat index is over 105 degrees. Limiting your water intake during the extreme heat is directly related to having heat stroke, which is the number one weather related cause of death in the United States. You may think you get enough water, but the truth is that most people don’t drink as much as they should.

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Topics: John Moore Services, Water filtration system, drinking water

Pest Control Treatment Plans Offer Free Re-Treat Services

Posted by John Moore

Aug 26, 2014 8:00:00 AM

There are a lot of benefits to a regular pest control program. It not only consistently removes bugs, insects, and rodents from your home, but it keeps them out. And as Houstonians, we are not strangers to the variety of bugs and insects that our warm climate brings. But sometimes, especially during the hotter months of the year, having your home sprayed once a month isn’t enough to keep certain critters out.

At John Moore Services, we understand the importance of maintaining a bug-free home, which is why we offer a free re-treat for all customers who find bugs inside their home after their quarterly treatment. With most bugs and insects, spraying your home once a quarter is sufficient to keep them away, but with others, you might need a little more help which is why we also offer bi-monthly and monthly services.

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Topics: Pest Control, Pest Control Program, bug infestations, pest control services

John Moore Services Training Facility Provides Continual Education

Posted by John Moore

Aug 21, 2014 8:00:00 AM

One of the great things about living in Houston is that you will always have options. Whether you’re looking for a place to eat, a place to shop, a place to move, or a company to fix your air conditioning system, the city of Houston will provide you with multiple choices. In terms of restaurants this can be a great thing, but when your AC breaks down, or your breaker panel fails and you need to get it fixed immediately, having to pick one out of hundreds of companies can be difficult because it’s hard to tell if you are picking the right one.

So what’s the deciding factor for you when it comes to picking an HVAC, plumbing or electrical company? At John Moore Services, we think having employees who are highly skilled and trained to do any job that might come their way ranks pretty high, which is why we focus on continuing education and customer satisfaction.

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Topics: John Moore Services, John Moore

Got Bees? A Pest Control Treatment Plan Can Help With That

Posted by John Moore

Aug 20, 2014 8:00:00 AM

The owner of a commercial strip center in Southwest Houston was having some problems with a clock that was inside a 43-foot tower on his property. The clock wasn’t working, and he hired some workers to try and fix it. But when the workers made their way to the top of the tower, they were welcomed by a swarm of very aggressive bees.

“We were called by the owner of the strip center to come immediately for an emergency bee removal,” said John Moore Services Pest Control Manager Harry Stamps. “There was a large beehive on the top of the tower and everyone was getting stung. We put on our full bee suits and got to work.”

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Topics: Pest Control, Pest Control Treatment Plan, Africanized bees

Water Damage Restoration Can Save Your House From The Dangers Of Floodwater

Posted by John Moore

Aug 19, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Aside from wildfires, floods are the most widespread natural disaster and are commonly seen in all 50 states. In fact, 90% off all natural disasters declared by the President involve flooding of some sort. Not only do they cause major destruction, they are also expensive. Just a few inches of water from a flood can cost tens of thousands of dollars in damage. Needless to say, when a flood threatens us, it’s important to be as prepared as possible.

Because we are right in the middle of hurricane season, everyone should have a plan of action in place in case of a flood. If flooding occurs, cleaning up the mess as quickly and efficiently as possible is important because the longer the contaminated floodwater sits in your home, the more damage it does to your property and the more likely you and your family are to get sick. Read on to learn about the dangers of floodwater and what you should do if you find yourself in the middle of a flood.

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Topics: hurricane season, flooding, floodwater, water restoration, floods

Be Prepared -- Learn How Plumbing Systems Work In Your Home

Posted by John Moore

Aug 14, 2014 8:00:00 AM

plumbing trainingPlumbing systems have been around since the ancient Greek, Roman and Persian empires. Even way back then people understood the importance of clean water coming in and contaminated water going out. While today’s plumbing techniques have been improved quite a bit, they are still based on those same ancient principles. But do you understand how your plumbing system really works?

Sure, we all know that by turning on a faucet water is oing to come out, or that when we flush the toilet clean water will fill the tank while the dirty water will be swept away. But how does this happen? Read on to get the scoop on how plumbing systems work in the typical household so you can make sure yours is installed correctly and be prepared next time a problem comes your way.

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Topics: tankless water heaters, piping system, plumbers, plumbing systems

How To Prevent Bug Infestations In Your Garage

Posted by John Moore

Aug 13, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Ask anyone from a different city to describe Houston weather in two words and they will all give you the same answer -- hot and humid. While most of us don’t particularly enjoy this type of weather, there are some that do. Bugs and insects thrive in heat and humidity, and if you don’t take the proper steps to keep them out of your home, they will quickly overtake it.

But even if you have your home on a continual pest control treatment plan, bugs, insects, and rodents can still find a way to survive, especially in the garage. And the best way to keep them from setting up camp is by organization. When most of us hear the words organization and garage in the same sentence we cringe because let’s face it, the garage is our go-to place for storage. But by making a few minor adjustments, you can properly store items while keeping the bugs out.

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Topics: insects, Pest Control, Pest Control Treatment Plan, bug infestations

Improve Home Security By Reducing False Alarms

Posted by John Moore

Aug 12, 2014 8:00:00 AM

A home security system is an important part of home safety, and is something that all homes in the Houston area should have. Just because you live in a safe neighborhood doesn’t mean bad things won’t happen. And part of owning a home security system is learning how to operate it correctly. Even the smallest mistake could cause a false alarm, and too many false alarms are dangerous to the whole community.

“The most efficient way to prevent false alarms is to make sure the company that installs your system trains you on how to operate it,” said John Moore Services Home Security Manager Ken Hrebec. “I’ve noticed that a lot of companies don’t show their customers how to properly arm their system, especially when the customer has key fobs and motion detectors. Security systems can be tricky to figure out, and they do a lot of different things, so always make sure that you understand all parts of your system.”

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Topics: home security, Home security system, security systems, false alarms

Outdoor Lighting Should Be Installed By A Professional Electrician

Posted by John Moore

Aug 7, 2014 8:00:00 AM

You know those times when you get home late and as you are pulling into the driveway you can’t see anything because your whole yard and house are completely dark? It can be a little scary because you never know who could be lurking in the shadows. About 56% of home burglaries occur when it’s dark outside, but to keep your home from being part of this statistic all you need to do is install outdoor lighting.

Outdoor lighting is a great deterrent for burglars, and it add to your home’s overall curb appeal. Installing outdoor lights can be tricky, though, and you don’t want to install it yourself unless you have some sort of electrical background. Read on to learn about the different types of outdoor lighting available along with why it’s important to leave the installation process to the professionals.

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Topics: home security, Electrical, outdoor lighting, electrician

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