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Articles on Berkeys Blog by Jamie Wooldridge and the Berkeys plumbing and HVAC specialists are meant to provide educational, entertaining, newsworthy and helpful information regarding residential air conditioning and plumbing for homeowners in Dallas, Ft. Worth. Always consult a professional, licensed plumbing or HVAC contractor like Berkeys before doing any work on your home.

How to Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing

The weather outside it getting frightful. The overnight temperatures are dipping below freezing and soon, we may have our first icy blast, If, you aren’t careful, you may wake up to frozen pipes and water leaks. However, with a little planning, frozen pipes can be prevented. Consumer Reports has some tips for us.  How to Prevent […]

Fall Time Reminder

It’s that time of year to… Check the operation of your smoke detectors, and change the batteries. Install additional detectors if needed. Inspect and ready your heating system. Empty the ashes, and clean the soot from your fireplace. Check the weather-stripping around doors and windows, and replace those that are worn. …and remember to set […]

You Can Help North Texas Recover

When you live in Texas, you expect extreme weather. Ice storms, scorching afternoons, heavy rain, and the list goes on. Last night was one of those extreme weather events. A tornado severely damaged our neighborhoods and businesses. Those of us that didn’t receive damage are the lucky ones. But, as always, the DFW community is […]

Fall Tree Trimming

It’s finally getting cooler outside.  And, we are preparing for our fall chores to get our homes ready for winter. Some of those chores should be to clean the gutters and prune the trees. Falling tree limbs during one of our ice storms can cause serious damage and roof leaks.But, we should be careful about […]

Dallas Needs Free Trees

North Texas sees all kinds of weather. While it may be sunny and hot right now, A sudden storm could erupt out over the plains and sweep through quickly. And as DFW residents, we all know those heavy rains and high winds take a toll on out lovely trees. Those trees also take some  punishment […]

Time To Celebrate With Fido

It’s National Dog Day! National Dog Day celebrates all breeds, pure and mixed and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues. National Dog Day honors family dogs and dogs that work selflessly to save […]

Dallas Restaurant Week Is Here

One of the highlights of living in a large community like the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex is the availability of amazing, diverse culinary experiences. WE all have our favorite go-to places for Maxican, Thai, or Burgers. But, once a year, the restaurant community comes together or celebrate the diversity of our gourmet chefs, new […]

New Kind Of Lunch Date

We love our animals in North Texas, There are so many parks, trails and lakes to share with our dogs. Get out with our dogs lets us enjoy the day and get some exercise. Some medical studies show that our overall health can improve when we are with our furry friends. We are more relaxed […]

DFW’s New Outdoor Attraction

DFW is a rapidly changing all the time. We sometimes get frustrated with traffic delays as new roads are built. We sometimes get tired of the constant construction projects for new shopping centers. But, in the long run we benefit from these changes. As DFW grows, we’ll be getting a huge new outdoor attraction – […]