Alan's Blog

The blog by Alan O’Neill is meant to be helpful, valuable, interesting and educational in nature. Always check with a licensed plumber or air conditioning and heating contractor such as Abacus Plumbing & Air Conditioning in Houston prior to any work on your home.

KVUE ABC: Avoid Participating In Brown Friday After Your Thanksgiving Meal

The original article appears on the KVUE ABC website » The Friday after Thanksgiving is the busiest time of the year for plumbers. More food than usual is put down drains, so plumbers brace for a busy day. AUSTIN, Texas — While many of us know the Friday after Thanksgiving as “Black Friday,” plumbers prefer […]

Abacus In The News: Plumbers prepare for ‘Brown Friday’ – FOX7 Austin

“The Thanksgiving holiday is only a week away, and this time of year means more guests in your home that may not know the do’s and don’ts of plumbing…” Vic Fredlund with Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning and Electrical joins Good Day Austin’s Libbi Farrow to talk about “Brown Friday”. The original version of this article […]

CBS Austin: How to handle rolling blackouts if the state’s electric grid is pushed to the limit

The original article and video feature appears on the CBS Austin website » AUSTIN, Texas — A call to conserve electricity was issued on Monday amid fear that Texas could experience rolling blackouts. Projections showed the power grid could struggle to keep up with peak demand across the state. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) asked businesses and […]

Abacus on KVUE Austin: Bad allergies? What you can do at home to stop air pollutants

This article originally appeared on the KVUE Austin website » Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning and Electrical offers up expert advice on easy tips to make your home an allergy-free zone. Author: Dominique Newland Published: 10:39 AM CDT April 17, 2022 Updated: 5:45 PM CDT April 17, 2022 AUSTIN, Texas Allergy season is here and many […]

Abacus Featured on FOX7 Austin: Keeping Your Pipes Safe During Cold Weather

With the impending weather, it’s important to do a little maintenance on your home to prevent disaster. In the video below are simple, easy and affordable ways with which you can protect your home’s plumbing during the cold weather. Watch Abacus’ plumbing operations manager Timothy Jordan walk FOX7 News through the best ways to protect […]