Michael Runk Blog

Saving Money on your Water Bill

March 3, 2017
Category: General, Tips

If you’ve just moved into a new home and your water bill is a lot higher than you thought it would be, here are some ideas on how to save money on your water bill. Sink Aerators Aerators are neat devices which attach to the end of a faucet and essentially introduce air to the flow of water.…

 


I Have no Hot Water, What Should I Do?

February 22, 2017
Category: Water Heater

Did you take a cold shower this morning but not by choice? Hot water heaters can have multiple things go wrong with them leading to low supply or no supply of hot water. Here are some of the possible reasons for no hot water and what you should do about them.…

 


How to Light a Pilot for a Gas Hot Water Heater

February 17, 2017
Category: Water Heater

If you’ve noticed you’re not getting any more hot water, it’s possible the pilot on your water heater went out. Before you attempt to re-light the pilot, be sure to read through these instructions to avoid serious damage to your person or home.…

 


Why is my Toilet Running?

February 10, 2017
Category: General

Ever have that moment where you hear a weird noise in your home and stop in your tracks to try and find it? If your ears lead you to your toilet because your toilet is running constantly, there are some things you can do to fix it.…

 


Outdoor Drain Maintenance Tips

February 3, 2017
Category: Drains

Outdoor drains help to prevent water from pooling in your yard or flooding your basement. Just like any system in your home, your outdoor drains need proper maintenance to function correctly. Here are some quick outdoor drain maintenance tips to help you ensure your drain is functioning and ready for the rainy season.…

 


Why We Offer 24 Hour Plumbing Services

January 26, 2017
Category: General

Here at Michael Runk, we make it a point to let you know that we offer 24 hour plumbing services. We want you to know, no matter the time or day, we are here to help you. Regardless of the issue, from faucet to sewer, with just one quick phone call we are there to help.…

 


When Should I Upgrade my Business Plumbing?

January 16, 2017
Category: General

When Should I Upgrade my Business Plumbing? Wondering if it’s about time to upgrade your business plumbing? There are a few situations where a plumbing upgrade is necessary or recommended, and it’s extremely important you do those upgrades as soon as possible.…

 


5 Plumbing Disasters to Avoid

January 11, 2017
Category: Tips

Plumbing is one of the hardest home improvement activities to take on, if you do decide to go down this path, be sure you’re aware of some of the potential disasters. Here at Michael Runk, we’ve seen plenty of plumbing disasters and we want to help you avoid these issues yourself.…

 


How to Save Money on my Home Heating Bill in 2017

January 5, 2017
Category: Tips, Water Heater

Looking to save some extra money this year on your heating bill? There are a few tried and tested ways which, if done correctly, will help you save lots of money on your monthly heating bill. Replace Windows If you have the means, and your windows are definitely getting up there in age, it may make sense to completely replace the windows in your home.…

 


When to Replace Your Well Pump

December 27, 2016
Category: General

Water well pumps are used to extract water from a water well. The majority of well pumps are submersible pumps, where the entire assembly is submerged into the water to be pumped. It is important to have your well pump inspected every couple of years to ensure that it is running properly.…

 


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