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4 Reasons for Your Leaky Faucet

September 26, 2018
Category: General

Having a leaking faucet in your home is more than just a nuisance, it’s likely also costing you money. Leaking faucets are a major cause of water waste in the home, but what causes a faucet to leak? Let’s look at some of the most common reasons we see leaky faucets. Worn Washers A worn […]

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How to Handle a Plumbing Emergency

September 4, 2018
Category: General, Tips

Plumbing problems are never something a homeowner looks forward to, but they do happen. Let’s look at what steps should be taken immediately following a plumbing emergency to help minimize the damage. Turn Off the Water First and foremost, turn the water off! If you have a burst pipe, for example, your first step should […]

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Can I Move My Washer and Dryer?

August 30, 2018
Category: General

So, you’re moving, and you just bought a new washer or dryer. You’re probably tempted to move these appliances by yourself, under the impression that you can save a little extra cash. It seems simple enough–after all, it’s just an appliance, right? It should be easy to move, with a little elbow grease. Wrong. Moving […]

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When Should You Replace Your Kitchen Sink?

August 22, 2018
Category: Drains, General

Unless you are in the midst of a kitchen renovation, replacing your kitchen sink probably isn’t at the forefront of your mind. However, sometimes unseen issues with the sink may force homeowners to replace it before they have a major, leaking mess on their hands. Let’s look at some reasons why you may want to […]

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Who Do I Call About a Leaking Water Main?

May 30, 2018
Category: General

If you’ve noticed a problem with a leaking water main leading into your home, you may not know where to start or who to call. Who is responsible for repairing a water line going into your home? Is it your responsibility? The water companies? Who can fix it? These are all questions you may have, […]

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Plumbing Issues to Watch Out for When Homebuying

March 5, 2018
Category: General

Purchasing a home is a very involved process, and for good reason. You want the home you buy to be in great shape before you move in so that you don’t find yourself spending months of your time and thousands of dollars fixing issues you may have overlooked before you bought the house. Here are […]

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That Loud Banging Noise in your House

February 14, 2018
Category: General, Tips

Have you ever been startled by a strange noise in your house? Perhaps you reassure yourself that the house is just “settling,” or you give into your superstitions and chalk it up to ghostly activity. No matter how you do it, shrugging off the noise may not be the best idea. Let’s take a look […]

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7 Tips for Selecting an Eldersburg, MD Plumber

January 31, 2018
Category: General

Need a plumber, but not sure which one is right for you? Check out these helpful tips for hiring an Eldersburg, MD plumber! Tip #1 – Make sure they’re licensed Licensure is a must when hiring a plumber to perform work in your home. It gives you peace of mind that you chose a company […]

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When to Call a Professional Plumber

January 24, 2018
Category: General

Plumbers exist for a reason. They aim to fix the worst problems, which are usually ones that can’t be solved by the homeowner on their own. There are, however, a few tasks that can be completed without calling a plumber. It’s important to know the distinction between the two. Plumbers are here to help. Here’s […]

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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! Repair a Leaky Shower Faucet Valve: Make sure the handle is […]

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