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.

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 […]

It’s Swimming Time!

When it’s summer in Texas, it’s time to spend your spare time i the pool or lake or river. Anywhere there’s a cool spot to relax. But, that also means you and your family need to be extra cautious when you are around the water. It’s easy to slip and fall or jit your head […]

6 Things to Remember When Preparing Your Home for a Summer Sale

Selling your house is much different than selling your car or anything else that you own. When you sell your car you can usually get a quick quote and move on with your life. On the other hand, real estate agents will tell you that while each locale has its own peak selling season, the […]

Spring Cleaning Time, Houston

It’s that time of year again and we need to get ready for the warmer weather. We should open the windows, get busy with ridding our homes of the dusty musty winter air and start our spring cleaning. Some things may seem obvious – like carpet cleaning and wiping the base boards. But, according to […]

Abacus Wins Back to Back Pinnacle Awards From Houston Better Business Bureau

This Is Abacus’ 11th Houston BBB Award of Distinction and 5th Pinnacle Award Since 2006 HOUSTON (May 15, 2019) – Continuing its dynasty of quality work, customer care and elite recognition, Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical has received the Houston Better Business Bureau’s highest honor – the coveted “Pinnacle Award” – for the second […]