Michael Runk Blog

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 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.…

 


How to Unclog a Drain Sink

June 22, 2017
Category: Drains

It’s an inevitable occurrence that your sink will clog at one point or another. Ditch the Out-of-Order sign and use these helpful tips for unclogging your sink drain! Flush with Hot Water Flush hot water down kitchen sinks with slow drainage.…

 


Why Does My Garbage Disposal Stink?

June 9, 2017
Category: Drains, Tips

Unpleasant smells in your kitchen can have you and your family avoiding this room at all costs. If the smell is coming from your sink, it most likely won’t go away on its own. Let’s learn about what can cause a smelly sink and simple ways to fix it!…

 


Why You Should Clean Your Drains Regularly

May 26, 2017
Category: Drains

Maintaining the drains in your home may be way down your list of priorities, but it’s a job that shouldn’t be tossed to the back burner. Regular drain maintenance can save you headaches in the future, while keeping your home clean in the present.…

 


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.…

 


Tips to Preventing a Clogged Drain

October 13, 2016
Category: Drains, Tips

One of the most common calls we get as an experienced Maryland Plumber are those for clogged drains. The resident or property owner will usually have already tried over the counter chemicals, or maybe even removing a few pipes, but a stubborn drain often requires the work of a professional plumber.…

 


4 Most Common Plumbing Problems and Solutions

September 15, 2015
Category: Drains

If you are a homeowner or planning to be one some day, you will likely have to deal with a few plumbing problems. It helps to maintain your composure and know what to do in these situations. As far as plumbing problems go, here are 4 most common ones along with tips for fixing them from our Maryland plumbers.…

 


Plumbing Problems: Troubleshooting a Slow Drain

July 31, 2015
Category: Drains

So you’ve been watching one of your drains get progressively worse over the past two weeks and you did nothing. We don’t blame you, who has the time to mess with a drain that is technically working? But now it’s gotten really bad and barely drains.…

 


3 Tips for Avoiding Clogs in Your Plumbing

February 24, 2015
Category: Drains

Clogged plumbing is not only a big inconvenience, but it can also lead to a big mess. The three common plumbing fixtures that often get clogged are toilets, kitchen sinks and bath/shower drains. Fortunately, in many cases clogs can be prevented by following some basic rules that will help you take care of your pipes.…

 



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