Michael Runk Blog

What to Do if the Shower is Leaking

January 17, 2018
Category: General

If your shower springs a leak, you’ll likely see water dripping from the faucet valve or the showerhead. Here are some tips for fixing these types of leaks on your own, and how calling a professional plumber can help get the job done right!…

 


What Makes Commercial Plumbing so Specialized?

January 10, 2018
Category: Commercial Plumbing

When you’ve got a plumbing problem at home, you know to call a plumber to quickly have your issue resolved. Or maybe you can even try to fix it on your own. But when you encounter a plumbing problem at your workplace, trying to fix it yourself can become a mess.…

 


Have you Tested your Sump Pump Lately?

January 3, 2018
Category: Sump Pump

The purpose of a sump pump is to remove accumulated water from the basement of your home in order to prevent flooding and water damage. Like most plumbing fixtures in your home, it’s a good habit to test your sump pump regularly to ensure it’s working properly.…

 


Why Have a Professional do your Plumbing

December 27, 2017
Category: General

Plumbing is a complicated and dangerous job that is often overlooked. Sure, there are common repairs around the house that you can make on your own without suffering any consequences.  However, the trick is knowing when to hire a professional. Professional plumbers bring expertise, precision, knowledge, and years of working in the field.…

 


5 Reasons to Replace your Shower

December 19, 2017
Category: General

Winter is a great time to start tackling those indoor home renovation projects you put off all summer. Why not start in the bathroom? Replacing your shower can be one of the smartest home improvement moves you make this season. Here’s why: It’s time for an upgrade.…

 


Preventing Frozen Pipes

December 13, 2017
Category: Tips

During the winter months in Maryland, frozen and burst pipes are a common complaint. In climates known for severe weather homeowners know how to properly maintain their pipes so it doesn’t become an issue. For homeowners in Maryland, however, it often isn’t in the forefront of their mind because winters can be so hit or miss.…

 


Why is my Faucet Leaking?

December 4, 2017
Category: Plumbing Systems

A leaky faucet can start as a small inconvenience, but left unrepaired can cause major water damage to your home. Let’s take a look at some of the main sources of faucet leaks, and how to fix them. Corroded Plumbing Valve Seat – Your plumbing has many different parts below the surface.…

 


Common Plumbing Myths That Can Cost You Money

November 28, 2017
Category: Plumbing Systems, Tips

We’ve all heard tips and tricks to help solve plumbing woes, but which tips are helpful, and which are actually harmful? If you are having a plumbing problem the last thing you want to do is make it worse. Let’s look at some common plumbing myths that could wind up costing you in the long run.…

 


What is Limescale?

November 22, 2017
Category: Commercial Plumbing, Plumbing Systems

What is Limescale? Limescale, also known as calcium scale, is a hard and chalky substance that is off-white in color and can be found primarily on the metallic components of water-operated machinery. Limescale is especially common in pieces of equipment that contain a heating element.…

 


How to tell if your water supply line went bad

November 15, 2017
Category: General, Plumbing Systems

Plumbing malfunctions are one of the most inconvenient and damaging problems that can occur in your home. Your water supply is used for many different tasks, from taking a shower to washing the dishes. Knowing how to tell when your water supply has gone bad can allow you to tackle the issue before any real harm is done.…

 


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