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Flushing Out Your Water Heater

March 17, 2017

  If you’re looking for a home maintenance project over the long Spring Break, flushing out your tank water heater is a simple and effective way to ensure peak performance. If you own an insulated tank water heater (like the majority of homes), minerals from the water, in addition to sand and debris from the […]

Milestones in Plumbing

March 10, 2017

The history of plumbing is a long and complicated one. Industrious minds created the first true advances centuries ago beginning with clay sewage pipes. The trajectory of the growth and domination of the industry encompasses the entire globe, with innovation coming from the Egyptians, Romans, French and many other societies around the world. Plumbing has […]

Spring HVAC Maintenance

March 3, 2017

A mild winter and early spring temperatures in Chattanooga means that central air systems will inevitably get some use well before summer officially begins. At Metro, we believe in empowering our customers and neighbors with practical DIY advice for their plumbing, heating and air systems. With this mind, we thought we would offer some early […]

Early Spring IAQ in Your Chattanooga Home

February 24, 2017

Early Spring IAQ in Your Chattanooga Home At Metro we are big proponents of healthy indoor air quality (IAQ). We’ve discussed the detrimental effects of toxins in the air – and various solutions. However we have yet to cover what can happen to the air in your home over the transitional post-holiday season. We’ve been […]

How to Prevent Clogged Sewer Lines

February 17, 2017

The majority of residential plumbing problems revolve around sink or toilet clogs. Most homeowners have had to deal with these minor issues, many of which can be easily taken care of with a plunger or commercial drain cleaner. But problems with your sewer line aren’t as easily remedied. A clog in your home’s sewer system […]

Bathroom Fixture Gift Ideas (for Valentine’s Day)

February 10, 2017

Thinking about a unique Valentine’s Day gift for a loved one? Is the relationship beyond the expected candy and flowers? If so, you would be surprised what a little “out of the box” thinking can inspire. While Metro is not particularly known for gift ideas, we are a leader in plumbing and HVAC services – […]

Score Big with the Metro Maintenance Club!

February 3, 2017

In the home services game, Metro plays to win. In fact, we’ve been scoring big since 1989 – and gaining yardage every day. But unlike the big Super Bowl® match this weekend, there are no losers when you join our comprehensive maintenance plan. Annual maintenance is recommended for both HVAC and plumbing systems to ensure […]

Low Humidity in the Winter Home

January 27, 2017

Another Chattanooga winter is upon us, which means cold temperatures and the inevitable inclement weather. It also means that the humidity is much lower. In the winter, the humidity levels are lower because the cold air contains less moisture than warm air. A low humidity can cause a variety of health issues including sinus and […]

Green Cleaning Your Toilet

January 20, 2017

A topic that doesn’t come up much in conversation is cleaning the toilet. Let’s face it, cleaning the toilet really isn’t any fun. It’s a time consuming project that requires focus and dedication (to do it right). It also often requires cleaners that are toxic and bad for the environment. Many of the most common […]

Importance of Annual Plumbing Maintenance

January 13, 2017

While most homeowners know that regular maintenance on their central air system is essential for year-round efficiency, plumbing is an altogether different issue. It’s easy to overlook the important of your plumbing system. Most of the pipes in your home are hidden from view – and unless there is a clog or a leak there […]

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