Blakeslee & Son, Inc.

5 Signs You Should Rethink Your Local Plumber

When you hire a contractor to take care of issues in your home you want to have piece of mind that they know what they are doing and will safely and properly complete the repairs. This is especially important when hiring a local plumber. There are so many professionals to choose from and it’s important to do your homework before hiring someone. Sometimes, you may decide to hire a local plumber and be disappointed with their performance.  To help you know when it’s best to move on and look for another professional, we compiled of 5 signs to look out for.

  Blakeslee and Son   August 31, 2015 0 Comments   Read More

Negotiating HVAC & Plumbing Group Rates with Your Grand Rapids Plumber

As an HOA leader, one of your responsibilities will be selecting contractors and negotiating contracts for services such as landscaping, painting and plumbing.  Selecting the right firm takes time and careful consideration and we’ve compiled some tips that should make the process easier.

  Blakeslee and Son   August 24, 2015 0 Comments   Read More

FAQ: When is AC Repair Right, and When is a Replacement Necessary?

Does your home feel like it’s not getting any cooler regardless of the temperature on your thermostat?  Did your a/c just breakdown…again? These and other issues with your air conditioning may have you wondering if it’s time to make the investment into a new unit. To help you consider whether a/c repair or replacement is the best option, we’ve compiled a few key questions to consider before making that decision. 

  Blakeslee and Son   August 17, 2015   Air conditioner 0 Comments   Read More

How to Encourage Employee Volunteerism

Now more than ever, it’s important for companies to support the communities they serve. At Blakeslee & Son, we’ve been giving back to Rockford organizations and charities through our Fund Development Program. Through this program, we give funds to organizations selected by a homeowner who purchase a new HVAC unit or schedule a service call.  Community involvement is one of Blakeslee & Son’s core company values as a Grand Rapids plumber and HVAC company.  We encourage our employees to individually support causes that they have a personal interest in, such as sponsoring a baseball team or taking part in the Rockford Summer Parade.

  Blakeslee and Son   August 10, 2015   Grand Rapids Plumber 0 Comments   Read More

How Long Does an Air Conditioner Last?

Your air conditioner is one of the most important systems involved in keeping your home your comfortable. As we enjoy the respite it provides from the hot outdoor temperatures during the summer months, we sometimes take it for granted and assume that it will be working forever. That’s simply not the case. Just like a home’s roofing or siding, your air conditioner has a life span.  And the last thing you want is for your unit to go out when you least expect it and you have to call your AC repair company. Generally speaking, an air conditioner can last 10-15 years if you perform regular maintenance. However, there are many factors that can reduce its life span.

  Blakeslee and Son   August 7, 2015 0 Comments   Read More

Frequently Asked Questions: What Can I Put in my Garbage Disposal?

Garbage disposals make cleaning up the kitchen and doing dishes so much easier, but this handy little machine is frequently mistreated, many times unintentionally.  Knowing what you can and can’t put in the disposal and how to keep it clean and in good working order is important for every member of the family that uses the sink. A clogged garbage disposal could result in a call to one of your local plumbers in Rockford. 

  Blakeslee and Son   August 4, 2015   FAQ 0 Comments   Read More