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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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. Next, you’ll need to figure out what is causing the egg-smelling water and fix […]

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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. So, what makes Michael Runk different? […]

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Plumbing for the Environment

March 17, 2017
Category: General, Tips

If you’re looking to make your home or business more environmentally-friendly, the first place to start is commonly with recycling and reducing excess waste. One aspect of your home or business which can show some real change in its impact on the environment will be your plumbing. Here are some plumbing for the environment tips […]

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The Danger of Polybutylene Plumbing

March 9, 2017
Category: General

Polybutylene was a commonly used variety of plumbing pipe used from the late 70’s to the mid-90’s in homes throughout the United States. What made it so unique was that it was cheap to make and easy to install. The downfall was that polybutylene pipes aren’t as durable or long-lasting as previously thought and could […]

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Saving Money on your Water Bill

March 3, 2017
Category: General, Tips

If you’ve just moved into a new home and your water bill is a lot higher than you thought it would be, here are some ideas on how to save money on your water bill. Sink Aerators Aerators are neat devices which attach to the end of a faucet and essentially introduce air to the […]

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Why is my Toilet Running?

February 10, 2017
Category: General

Ever have that moment where you hear a weird noise in your home and stop in your tracks to try and find it? If your ears lead you to your toilet because your toilet is running constantly, there are some things you can do to fix it. Here are some reasons why your toilet is […]

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