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SNL Potty Humor

By |2013-07-02T16:54:08+00:00July 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

Last night my wife told me she wanted to watch something short and funny--it was a long day at work for her. So I turned on Netflix and tried to make a quick choice. Saturday Night Live's "Parody Commercials" it was; it turns out they've done quite a few parody commercials every plumber can appreciate. [...]

Fairfax Water Authority Quality Report 2013

By |2016-10-19T12:57:46+00:00June 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Water quality is required by state and federal regulations to be monitored; Fairfax Water Authority took 13,000 samples over last year to come up with their quality tables that they have released into their nine page yearly report. If you're curious how safe our water is you should give it a read; the short answer is: very safe. [...]

Tax Credits for Air Conditioning Systems

By |2013-06-17T16:57:12+00:00June 17th, 2013|Services|

The Federal Government offers tax credits for a number of Engery Star qualified HVAC systems. Dwyer Plumbing customers should always be aware, though, that the cost of the extremely high efficiency systems may be so much greater that savings may take many years to pay off even after the tax credit. $50 credit for an [...]

Our most recent employee to finish apprenticeship

By |2016-10-19T12:57:48+00:00June 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|

One of our plumbers, Oscar, completed his four year plumbing apprenticeship program recently, and officially graduated last night. Dwyer Plumbing was a platinum sponsor at the PHCC award banquet, where our company president, Dan Cochran, himself a graduate of the program many years ago, was there to congratulate Oscar. Dan had previously also been an [...]

Dwyer is on Facebook

By |2016-10-19T12:57:49+00:00May 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|

We're always looking for honest feedback. We aim to consistently you with excellent service that will keep you happy and referring us to friends, family, and neighbors. Most of our business is through personal referrals, which is just the way we like it. However, back in March, Dwyer Plumbing finally decided we'd set up a Facebook [...]

Offering heat pump tune-up rebate from Dominion Power

By |2016-10-19T12:58:00+00:00May 16th, 2013|Services|

A month ago I went down to Richmond, VA so Dwyer Plumbing could complete the process for becoming a contractor to perform heat pump tune-ups. Dominion Power is giving up to $90 per heat pump tune up. You can only receive a rebate (one per heat pump) once every five years, but, hey, that's better [...]


By |2016-10-19T12:58:04+00:00May 14th, 2013|Services|

Since June 2007, Dwyer Plumbing has offered hydrojetting. This is more a service we offer to commercial customers to better serve sanitary waste line maintenance requirements, but we also perform it for residential homes when asked, or when we think it's the best option.  We can locate the line and determine by camera inspection the cause [...]

AC in DC

By |2015-11-09T22:42:59+00:00May 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|

It's always nice when intellectual elites recognize their capacities have limits. A few years ago, Philip Terzian, the literary editor of the "Weekly Standard", acknowledged: I am generally bewildered by the mechanics of heating and air conditioning, and after a few desultory attempts to stop and restart the system, came to the sad conclusion that [...]