Michael Runk Blog

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 harm is done.…

 


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.…

 


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 method of how the heat is produced.…

 


Fall Homeowner Maintenance Tips

October 12, 2017
Category: General, Tips

As the air grows colder and the leaves begin to change, it’s time to start considering how you’re going to be maintaining your home. Fall home maintenance is vital, because it’s the last bit of preparation you’re going to do before winter.…

 


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.…

 


Water Conservation in the Home

September 8, 2017
Category: General, Tips

Being conscious of our individual impact on the environment is becoming increasingly important, and it starts with you and your home. Water conservation isn’t a difficult task, as long as you are equipped with the right knowledge and tools to be successful.…

 


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.…

 


5 Reasons to Replace your Toilet

August 28, 2017
Category: General

There is nothing more frustrating than a toilet that doesn’t meet your needs. Maybe the color doesn’t match, or it doesn’t flush correctly. Or maybe it’s just old and needs an upgrade. If you’ve been thinking about taking the plunge and investing in a new toilet, here are 5 reasons you can consider.…

 


Shut Off your Water Before a Vacation

August 11, 2017
Category: General, Tips

A lot of planning goes into preparing for a vacation. You’re likely extra cautious and make numerous checks to ensure you haven’t forgotten anything, whether it be a toothbrush or turning off the coffee maker. You probably also set your thermostat to a schedule, or make sure it is off or on an appropriate setting so energy is not wasted while no one is in the home.…

 


7 Most Common Plumbing Issues in Maryland

August 4, 2017
Category: General, Tips

If you’re a homeowner in Maryland, you’re bound to have to call upon the services of a plumber at least once in your lifetime. To help you prepare for the inevitable, here are 7 of the most common plumbing issues we see as a residential plumber in Maryland.…

 


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