Michael Runk Blog

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.…

 


What to Do if your House Springs a Leak

July 27, 2017
Category: General, Tips

You may not be able to see it, but beneath your walls and floors lies an intricate system of piping that carries water throughout your home. When one of these pipes fails, you’ll likely find yourself with a water leak. Tending to a leak as soon as symptoms appear may be the difference between a minor inconvenience and a major home repair.…

 


Can I Move My Washer and Dryer?

July 21, 2017
Category: General, Tips

If you’re in the process of evaluating how you can remodel your basement and are wondering if it’s possible to relocate your washer or dryer, the simple answer is yes you can. The real question will be in the details of the move, which can make it a bit more complicated.…

 


How to Use a Plunger

July 7, 2017
Category: General, Tips

The plunger is a common household item and is seemingly a very straight-forward piece of plumbing technology, but there is more to this tool than you might think! Let’s learn how to properly use a plunger and go over the basic Dos and Don’ts of plunging: The Proper Way to Plunge Wear rubber gloves to protect yourself from dirt and bacteria.…

 


Pros and Cons of Various Home Plumbing Systems

June 2, 2017
Category: General, Plumbing Systems

If you’re looking to have your home’s plumbing system re-done, or simply want to know more details about your current plumbing system, then you’ve come to the right spot. While there are a wide variety of plumbing types historically used in homes, here we will be discussing the types of home plumbing systems being installed today, and the pros and cons of each.…

 


Be Sure to Have Savings for Household Emergencies

May 18, 2017
Category: General, Tips

Do you and your family have savings for household emergencies set aside? Let’s take a look at the most common emergencies that occur in the home that are bound to come with extensive repair costs. Common Costly Household Emergencies Water Heater There is very little to no notice given when your water heater goes up.…

 


Common Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

April 28, 2017
Category: General, Tips

We’ve been in the plumbing business for a long time, and as such we’ve seen a lot of plumbing projects and plumbing repairs gone wrong. We’d like to take some time to help you ensure your next plumbing project goes off without a hitch; so here are some mistakes to avoid when performing plumbing repairs in your home or business.…

 


My Water Smells Like Eggs

April 7, 2017
Category: General

If you turned your water on only to be blasted with a smell of rotten eggs, or sulfur, it can be quite alarming. It’s nothing to panic over, you’re more than likely safe and fine; just turn off the water faucet.…

 


What Makes Michael Runk Different?

March 31, 2017
Category: General

Most plumbers have the tools necessary to fix the most common of plumbing issues, but what truly sets a plumber apart from the pack? When it comes to evaluating different plumbing services, what truly sets a plumbing company apart from the rest is how they deliver their plumbing service.…

 


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