Michael Runk Blog

How do you Unclog a Toilet?

May 12, 2017
Category: Tips

A clogged toilet is an unwelcome inevitability of using the bathroom. No matter the reason for why your toilet is clogged and won’t flush, there are two main methods you can use to unclog your toilet. Here is a little more on the only two methods you should use to unclog a toilet.…

 


Tips for Buying a Water Heater

May 5, 2017
Category: Tips, Water Heater

There are many different types of water heaters available on the market today, including on-demand, tanker coil, conventional storage, solar, and indirect water heaters. In this article, we will offer up some helpful tips to consider when buying a water heater so your next purchase can be the best possible water heater for your home.…

 


Tips for Hiring a Commercial Plumber in Maryland

May 1, 2017
Category: Tips

Searching for a commercial plumber for your business facility or office can be difficult. Commercial plumbing systems are quite different from residential plumbing, and require a unique set of skills which won’t typically come up in residential plumbing. Here are some tips for hiring a commercial plumber in Maryland to help you find a plumber who will ensure your commercial plumbing system is properly cared for.…

 


Common Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

April 28, 2017
Category: General, Tips

We’ve been in the plumbing business for a long time, and as such we’ve seen a lot of plumbing projects and plumbing repairs gone wrong. We’d like to take some time to help you ensure your next plumbing project goes off without a hitch; so here are some mistakes to avoid when performing plumbing repairs in your home or business.…

 


Do You Know Where Your Shut-Off Valves Are?

April 17, 2017
Category: Tips, Water Heater

A shut-off valve is an important part of your plumbing system and it’s definitely something you should know the location of. If you’re scratching your head and wondering what a shut-off valve is or where a shut-off valve is located, than be sure to tune in.…

 


My Water Smells Like Eggs

April 7, 2017
Category: General

If you turned your water on only to be blasted with a smell of rotten eggs, or sulfur, it can be quite alarming. It’s nothing to panic over, you’re more than likely safe and fine; just turn off the water faucet.…

 


What Makes Michael Runk Different?

March 31, 2017
Category: General

Most plumbers have the tools necessary to fix the most common of plumbing issues, but what truly sets a plumber apart from the pack? When it comes to evaluating different plumbing services, what truly sets a plumbing company apart from the rest is how they deliver their plumbing service.…

 


Sump Pump Maintenance

March 24, 2017
Category: Sump Pump

Water processed by the sump pump can contain mud and debris which could eventually clog or damage it. It’s a good idea to have your sump pump checked out and cleaned on a regular basis. Here are some things to consider with your sump pump’s maintenance.…

 


Plumbing for the Environment

March 17, 2017
Category: General, Tips

If you’re looking to make your home or business more environmentally-friendly, the first place to start is commonly with recycling and reducing excess waste. One aspect of your home or business which can show some real change in its impact on the environment will be your plumbing.…

 


The Danger of Polybutylene Plumbing

March 9, 2017
Category: General

Polybutylene was a commonly used variety of plumbing pipe used from the late 70’s to the mid-90’s in homes throughout the United States. What made it so unique was that it was cheap to make and easy to install. The downfall was that polybutylene pipes aren’t as durable or long-lasting as previously thought and could rupture at any time without warning.…

 


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