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.

JuCan Toy Drive

Want to join me in supporting a good cause? This #GivingTuesday I’m raising money for Julia Cobb – JuCan Foundation and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. And on GivingTuesday Dec 3, Facebook will match a total of $7 million in donations first come, first […]

How to Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing

It’s that time of year again when the overnight temperatures are dipping below freezing. We may soon have our first icy blast. Along with our winter preparations, we also need to prevent our pipes from freezing when the temperatures drop below freezing. If we aren’t careful, we may wake up to frozen pipes and water […]

Get Ready, Houston

The weather is getting colder and the leaves are falling. We’re set out our Halloween decorations for the neighborhood trick-or-treaters. We are compiling lists of items we have forgotten to do, like cleaning the gutters. But, the news outlets are telling us that we have run out of time. According to the Houston Chronicle, the […]

Water Treatment Importance in Houston

With an ever-expanding industrial economy, Houston is seeing a boom in migration from across the country and across the world. People are flocking here to seek out new opportunities. However, the enormous number of people, combined with an increase in industry, and of course our regular flooding occurrences, all have enormous impacts on the quality […]

Clean Those Ducts, Houston

In Houston, we have very gulf coast weather. High humidity, strong thunderstorms, hurricanes and all types of other weather create sticky dusty air. And, some of that air is circulated through our homes by our HVAC system. The air passing through our air ducts isn’t all that clean either.  Pollutants that enter the home both […]

GHWCC Steam Fashion Show 2019 Co-Sponsored by Abacus Plumbing

Abacus Plumbing is proud to sponsor the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce again for its 2019 STEAM Fashion Show. Abacus Plumbing’s own Tony Patino, Plumbing Operations Manager, volunteered for the third year in a row as a runway model. Great Job Tony! This event benefits scholarships for deserving female students in Greater Houston, area […]

Get Ready For Fall, Houston

Summer’s over and the weather is cooling off. The kids are back in school. So, It’s time to think about getting ready for winter.  Making a list of easily completed projects can make your life easier and give you more time for other things.  10 Easy Projects for Fall Overhead Storage To make more room […]

Houston, Save Your Boxes For The Parade

It’s that time again – Fall in Houston. The weather finally seems to be easing and it’s actually comfortable to be outside. Which, makes some of us ready to get out and about. Ready to explore new areas of the city and attend ew events. One of those evts is the Houston Cardboard Art Parade […]

It’s National Dog Day, Houston!

Let’s Celebrate With Our Canine Friends! 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 […]

Living History In Houston

Hey, Houston, are you looking for a new place to explore? Or, maybe a place to hide from the heat? Entertain the kids? According to the Houstonia Magazine, you can take a walk through history in the new Apollo Mission Control Room. Once, this control room was state of the art and abe to take […]