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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Why Have a Professional do your Plumbing

December 27, 2017
Category: General

Plumbing is a complicated and dangerous job that is often overlooked. Sure, there are common repairs around the house that you can make on your own without suffering any consequences.  However, the trick is knowing when to hire a professional. Professional plumbers bring expertise, precision, knowledge, and years of working in the field. It’s for […]


5 Reasons to Replace your Shower

December 19, 2017
Category: General

Winter is a great time to start tackling those indoor home renovation projects you put off all summer. Why not start in the bathroom? Replacing your shower can be one of the smartest home improvement moves you make this season. Here’s why: It’s time for an upgrade. Your shower may work just fine, but there’s […]


How to tell if your water supply line went bad

November 15, 2017
Category: General, Plumbing Systems

Plumbing malfunctions are one of the most inconvenient and damaging problems that can occur in your home. Your water supply is used for many different tasks, from taking a shower to washing the dishes. Knowing how to tell when your water supply has gone bad can allow you to tackle the issue before any real […]


Why Won’t My Washing Machine Work?

November 9, 2017
Category: General

It’s Sunday, and you’re ready to start your laundry. The only problem is, your washing machine won’t start, or is creating some very serious problems. This has to be fixed quickly, or else you’ll be taking the family’s laundry to your parents’ house for a few weeks. Instead, finding the issue with your dead washing […]


Difference Between a Furnace and a Boiler

November 3, 2017
Category: Commercial Plumbing, General

Looking into how to heat your home or business for the upcoming cold season? It can get confusing when comparing and contrasting the pros and cons between a furnace and a boiler. The Main Difference Between a Furnace and a Boiler When you boil it down, the biggest difference between the two is the direct […]


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