Blog

What Does Reliable Backflow Prevention Look Like infographic feature image

What Does Reliable Backflow Prevention Look Like

(downloadable PDF) Whether or not you are required to have a backflow prevention system in your home plumbing here in Eastern Virginia, it’s a good idea to know how these systems work to keep the water in your home safe, and your family healthy. Take a look at what reliable backflow prevention should look like. The backflow preventer opens in one direction to let water move freely in the correct direction, but it will not open in the opposite direction, preventing water from moving backward and stopping wastewater contamination.  And don’t forget to have your backwater tested! Call Worley’s for …

Read moreWhat Does Reliable Backflow Prevention Look Like

worley's team and trucks blog header image

Worley’s Rated a Top Plumber in Hampton, VA!

Whether you are calling a heating and cooling company to help fix your HVAC system, or you find yourself in need of a trusted plumber to repair a leaky pipe, inviting someone into your home requires a little bit of research! But if you are looking to find the best local plumber near you, the first thought may be to scour the internet for “plumber reviews near me”, or to find the plumber with the highest star rating on your online search results.  Fortunately, the experts at Expertise have scored and rated 97 of the plumbers serving the Hamptons, VA  …

Read moreWorley’s Rated a Top Plumber in Hampton, VA!

encapsulated crawlspace

What Will Crawlspace Encapsulation Do For Your Home?

If you’ve heard about encapsulating the crawlspace in your home here in Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Norfolk, Gloucester, Yorktown, or Chesapeake, VA, you might be wondering why anyone would want to pay attention to the seldom-used area underneath your home. However, this space can have a large impact on the overall comfort of your home, through all seasons.  Take a look at what you need to know about the crawlspace encapsulation process, when you might be in need of this home performance upgrade, and what you can expect after the Worley’s crawlspace experts have fully encapsulated your crawlspace.  Signs You Need …

Read moreWhat Will Crawlspace Encapsulation Do For Your Home?

Cold Winter Pipes with Icicles

Winter Rough on your Plumbing? Look for These Signs!

Your plumbing is essential to living in a healthy and comfortable home, but how can you know when something has gone awry with your pipes? Pipes can be tough to keep an eye on since they are hidden away, but the plumbing experts here at Worley’s want you to know about the signs that the Virginia winter has damaged your sewer lines, water lines, house pipes, and other plumbing essentials.  Do you Hear any Bubbling, Whistling, or Gurgling? Winter temperature fluctuations here in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Gloucester, and Yorktown can cause increased wear and tear on your pipes, especially …

Read moreWinter Rough on your Plumbing? Look for These Signs!

HVAC system of home during snowy winter

The Guide to Repairing or Replacing Your Current Heating System

If your Chesapeake, Virginia home or business’s heating system has been in need of increasingly frequent maintenance or repairs, you might be wondering if you should repair or replace your heating system. The Worley’s team of experts is your go-to resource for all things home improvement and efficiency boosting for your business! Read on to learn more: Signs You Need Heating Repair and Maintenance There are a few common signs that your heating system might need replacing, including: Unusual noises coming from your furnace A steep or sudden increase in utility bills A yellow burner flame on your furnace Lukewarm …

Read moreThe Guide to Repairing or Replacing Your Current Heating System

chuck's crawl space image

#WhatsStuckinChucksCrawl

If you know Worley’s, you know that even when putting in a hard day’s work, we like to have fun while working on homes in all of 757 from Williamsburg to the Southside.  One of the best examples of our signature style is our hashtag, #WhatsStuckInChucksCrawl, where we show you some of the wildest examples of DIY gone wrong, the dangers of cheap work, examples of why to pick the right contractors and more. There’s nothing that sticks in Chuck’s crawl like poor workmanship and the dangers it can cause, so we share these stories partially for entertainment, and partly …

Read more#WhatsStuckinChucksCrawl

5 Benefits of Encapsulating Your Crawl Space

Crawlspaces are often forgotten. After all, not many people are interested in the task of crawling underneath their home where it’s dark, dingy, and dirty. This is understandable, but your crawlspace has a greater impact on your home’s comfort and health than you may realize! Considering crawlspace encapsulation for your Hampton Roads home? The team at Worley’s is here to explain everything you need to know about crawlspace encapsulation. What Is Crawl Space Encapsulation? Many homeowners have seen a crawl space, whether it was their own or someone else’s, and know that they’re often cobwebby, full of debris like dead …

Read more5 Benefits of Encapsulating Your Crawl Space

5 Items for Your Winter Maintenance Checklist

As we enter the chillier season, many homeowners start preparing for winter home maintenance needs and projects. After all, winter is one of the seasons where we spend the most time at home, and all our systems need to be fully operational to keep our loved ones safe and healthy! When planning for winter, it’s important to keep your whole home in mind. You’ll rely on more than just your heating system to keep you warm and cozy at home! The Worley’s team has some tips for your maintenance checklist from their years of experience caring for homes in the …

Read more5 Items for Your Winter Maintenance Checklist

How HVAC Can Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

You might have heard about the perils of poor indoor air quality (IAQ), but do you know how it can affect you and your loved ones’ health at home? The air you breathe can impact your health and wellbeing in more ways than you might expect, especially if mold and mildew, carbon monoxide, and pet dander lurk within your home. The pros at Worley’s are your trusted local HVAC team, and they have some suggestions to get you started by filling you in on how to improve your indoor air quality and how to reduce indoor air pollution. What Causes …

Read moreHow HVAC Can Improve Your Indoor Air Quality