avoid home warranty companies

By |2016-10-19T12:57:46+00:00August 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|

My wife and I are buying our first house, and during the contract back and forth we were offered the option for a home warranty which would have cost the seller $450, instead we asked for a $500 credit; the seller conceded. Home warranties being offered during the purchase of a home are increasingly common, [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Spring 2013 is nearly here

By |2016-10-19T12:58:04+00:00May 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Spring may be here at last. Well, the official day has passed us by but the typical temperatures haven't come around to stay yet. Last year, a WaPo blogger reported that 2012 was the warmest spring on record, but this year is clearly different. We saw a surge a warm weather a month ago when [...]

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