Archive for January, 2015

Benefits In Having A Gas Fireplace

Posted on: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015  In: Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Benefits In Having A Gas Fireplace

Everybody needs to keep warm; there’s nothing better than gathering the family together and huddling up by the fireplace during the holidays. Natural gas fireplaces have a wide array of benefits. Here are some examples:







You don’t have to haul wood:

Unlike wood-burning fireplaces, there’s no manual labor involved in a gas fireplace. The heat is also more constant.

No sparks:

No wood means no sparks and ashes flying out all the time.

Ease of use:

Wood fireplaces can burn out if you don’t tend to them constantly. Controlling a gas fireplace is as easy as flipping the on and off switch.


With a gas fireplace, no fumes or particles are being released into the air.

No chimney:

Gas fire places have a built-in ventilation system, there’s no need for a chimney.

Cheap installation:

The cost of installing a gas fireplace is much less than that of a wood-burning fireplace.

No creosote:

Creosote is a substance that builds up from burning wood or coal. It’s very dirty and needs to be cleaned regularly. Gas fireplaces produce no creosote.


These are some of the main reasons to invest in a natural gas burning fireplace. Here at H & F Service Co, we offer gas fireplace installation alongside a host of other services. For more information, give us a call at (703) 642-6278 or (301) 279-7618.

Spring Cleaning Tips

Posted on: Thursday, January 15th, 2015  In: Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring isn’t yet upon us, but there’s nothing wrong with a little preparation for the biggest chore of the year: spring cleaning. Here are a few tips.

Stainless Steel:

A light coat of wax-based aerosol spray will help keep your stainless steel appliances looking shiny and new. Don’t apply too much, just a little. Then, wipe down with a clean, lint-free cloth. Repeat this process every two or three weeks, and your stainless steel should retain that polished shine.


Closets are the first place to become overwhelmed with clutter. The first step in organizing them is to get rid of all unused clothes and personal items (don’t worry you don’t have to throw them away, just put them in storage). Afterwards, devise an order system for your clothes such as day of the week, color, etc.

Painted Walls:

These can be tricky to clean, as you don’t want to degrade the paint. Start with a sponge and water, then lightly scrub away at any stains. If this doesn’t do the trick, add a LITTLE dish soap to the water. Only use products like Formula 409 as a last resort, as these can destroy the paint coating.


Unfortunately the only way to keep carpets clean is with continual maintenance. Taking off your shoes while inside can help, just keep your socks on as bare feet leave oils that attract dirt. Otherwise all you can do is vacuum often. Make sure to change the filter so everything doesn’t just get blown around the room.


The best cleaners for tiles have a neutral PH balance. You can make a homemade cleaning mix of baking soda and water. When you have your cleaner, apply to a sponge or mop and you’re ready to start scrubbing.


They say cleanliness is next to godliness. For any other heating and air conditioning household needs call H & F Service Co. at (703) 642-6278 or (301) 279-7618.