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My Plumber - Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioner Blog - Archive for May 2010

Questions to

Posted on Friday, May 21, 2010 12:54:01 PM

A Customer Has a Question for My Plumber 


Recently we received an email from a customer of ours.  He asked us to settle a difference of opinion he had with his wife and we were happy to oblige.  The email question follows:

  “My wife and I always use My Plumber for our plumbing needs and I was wondering if you could settle a little dispute we are having. I have started trying to help more around the house since she started her new job and part of my job is the laundry.  After I dry clothes I like to hang them as quick as I can to keep the wrinkles out, then I hang the hanger on an exposed drain pipe in the basement ceiling. My wife says that this is a bad idea that it will hurt the plumbing and we will have to have you guys back out. Is she right about that? It doesn’t seem to me that a couple of shirts, a dress and two pairs of pants should cause a problem for the pipes.”

My Plumber's Reply:

First, we commend you for sharing the household duties. But we have to agree with your wife on this one. Plumbing pipes are not designed to carry additional weight. Over time, the added stress of a little laundry will weaken connections and loosen fasteners, causing the pipes to leak.
We recommend purchasing a rolling laundry cart that has a bar across the top. The bar is designed for hanging clothes and will keep items wrinkle-free until you can get them to the folding table. Laundry carts are affordable and widely available, and could save you from hearing “I told you so.”
*If you have a general plumbing, heating or air condidioning question, please write to us at and request a blog reply.  We will be happy to answer. 


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Mark Presgrave Wins 2010 SmartCEO Circle of Excellence Award

Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 12:20:03 PM


 Vice President of My Plumber Heating and Cooling recognized as one of Greater Washington’s most accomplished and unique business leaders

Manassas, Va. May10, 2010 – My Plumber Heating and Cooling announced today its Vice President, Mark Presgrave, has received a Washington SmartCEO 2010 Circle of Excellence Award, which recognizes 10 Greater Washington CEOs who have demonstrated specific leadership attributes that have made them uniquely successful in the business community.
The 10 winners of the Circle of Excellence Award will be celebrated at SmartCEO’s Business Awards event on May 27, 2010 at the National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20045 from 6:00-9:00p.m. Joining the Circle of Excellence recipients are all of SmartCEO’s past award recipients and our pick for CEO of the Year.
The Circle of Excellence categories for which CEOs were nominated and honored are:
  • Growth Management
  • Philanthropy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Turnaround
  • Product Innovation
  • Client Relations
  • A Classic
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Resilience
“Circle of Excellence winners are not only selected and honored for their accomplishments, but for demonstrating success in applying a unique leadership attribute that significantly benefits their business and the community,” said Jaime Park, Publisher of Washington SmartCEO magazine. “We are honored to recognize Mark Presgrave as one of Greater Washington’s standout leaders.”
Washington SmartCEO magazine is a regional “growing company” publication. SmartCEO believes that a “growing company” is really determined by the spirit, drive and dynamics of a company's owners and managers, rather than by the size of its building, the number of its employees, or its sales volume. Each month, a variety of businesses in the greater Washington and greater Baltimore areas turn to our pages for features, case-study advice and trend analysis, all with a uniquely local flavor. SmartCEO is read by more than 34,000 business owners in Baltimore and Washington.
For a complete list of winners or more information about the program and event, visit
My Plumber Heating and Cooling has been honored by the communities in which it operates for providing excellent service, technological advances and for its commitment to meeting the needs of the people in the communities it serves.  To learn more about My Plumber visit their web site at read their blog at

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HVAC Dept. Forms Third Install Team

Posted on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 1:56:32 PM

Congratulations Rafael Onato


Congratulations Rafael

A shout out to HVAC installer Rafael Onato.  Congratulations are due Rafael; he came to My Plumber as a trainee and now he is being promoted to lead a brand new install team of his own.  Good luck to  you Rafael and good luck to Team 3.        

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