Michael Runk Blog

Is it Worth it to Install a Super Efficient Water Heater?

September 29, 2017
Category: Water Heater

If you are ready to replace your hot water heater in your home you have some decisions to make. Super efficient water heaters have been gaining in popularity, but are they worth the hype? The answer to this question is dependant on several factors related to your preferences and family’s needs.…

 


Why Liquid Drain Cleaners Can Do More Harm Than Good

September 22, 2017
Category: Drains, General

You probably don’t think much about your plumbing until there’s a problem with it. With a little knowledge about minor plumbing solutions and the help of a local reliable plumber, you’ll be able to tackle these issues quickly and efficiently, before they cause permanent damage.…

 


What Does a Whole New Plumbing System Entail?

September 15, 2017
Category: Plumbing Systems

Getting a new plumbing system is a time-consuming, messy task. No one really wants to have to replace all their home’s plumbing systems, but sometimes things happen and it becomes necessary. If you ever find yourself in a position where a new plumbing system is necessary, then you’ll want to know what to expect while the work is being done, so you can prepare for any situation and mess you or your plumber will need to deal with.…

 


Water Conservation in the Home

September 8, 2017
Category: General, Tips

Being conscious of our individual impact on the environment is becoming increasingly important, and it starts with you and your home. Water conservation isn’t a difficult task, as long as you are equipped with the right knowledge and tools to be successful.…

 


What Not to Put Down a Garbage Disposal

August 31, 2017
Category: Drains, General

Garbage disposals can be a great feature on your kitchen sink in the removal of food waste, but they do come with limitations on what can and can’t be disposed of. Being aware of these limitations can be the difference between a well-functioning disposal with a long lifespan and a broken disposal that requires premature replacing.…

 


5 Reasons to Replace your Toilet

August 28, 2017
Category: General

There is nothing more frustrating than a toilet that doesn’t meet your needs. Maybe the color doesn’t match, or it doesn’t flush correctly. Or maybe it’s just old and needs an upgrade. If you’ve been thinking about taking the plunge and investing in a new toilet, here are 5 reasons you can consider.…

 


How to Test Your Sump Pump

August 18, 2017
Category: Sump Pump

Curious to see if your sump pump is working correctly? Good, it’s important to check this part of your home’s plumbing system regularly to ensure it is working efficiently. This will help to protect your home and your belongings in the event of a flood.…

 


Shut Off your Water Before a Vacation

August 11, 2017
Category: General, Tips

A lot of planning goes into preparing for a vacation. You’re likely extra cautious and make numerous checks to ensure you haven’t forgotten anything, whether it be a toothbrush or turning off the coffee maker. You probably also set your thermostat to a schedule, or make sure it is off or on an appropriate setting so energy is not wasted while no one is in the home.…

 


7 Most Common Plumbing Issues in Maryland

August 4, 2017
Category: General, Tips

If you’re a homeowner in Maryland, you’re bound to have to call upon the services of a plumber at least once in your lifetime. To help you prepare for the inevitable, here are 7 of the most common plumbing issues we see as a residential plumber in Maryland.…

 


What to Do if your House Springs a Leak

July 27, 2017
Category: General, Tips

You may not be able to see it, but beneath your walls and floors lies an intricate system of piping that carries water throughout your home. When one of these pipes fails, you’ll likely find yourself with a water leak. Tending to a leak as soon as symptoms appear may be the difference between a minor inconvenience and a major home repair.…

 


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