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The Importance of Water Heater Maintenance

July 19, 2013
Category: General

Picture this: it’s early in the morning, you’re just getting up for work, and you haven’t had your coffee yet. You turn on the hot water in your shower – only to find that it’s ice cold! Yikes – now what? Maintaining Your Hot Water Heater With all the various components of your home that […]

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Why a Licensed, Experienced Plumber is a No-Brainer

June 19, 2013
Category: General

A great many people call themselves plumbing experts, but that doesn’t mean they’re anywhere near as qualified as a plumber from a licensed and bonded agency. Michael Runk Plumbing & Heating is a licensed and bonded plumbing and heating company with dependable and experienced technicians.   Avoid Craigslist and the Yellow Pages   Nationwide, plumbers […]

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Questions You May Have About Hot Water Heaters

May 9, 2013
Category: General

Hot water heaters – almost every home has got to have one (and if you don’t, you’re going to be taking a lot of very, very cold showers). But maybe you need to have a hot water heater installed or replaced. If that’s the case, our trained professionals here at Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating […]

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Getting Unclogged

March 26, 2013
Category: General

One of the best ways to unclog your drains is to watch what’s going down your drains and prevent your clogs from happening in the first place. Two of the most common causes of drain clogs are hair and grease. Hair typically goes down as a single strand, but once one hair gets stuck on […]

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Commercial Plumbing Projects Done Right

February 14, 2013
Category: General

If you’re looking for a plumber for repairs or installations at your place of work, you’re looking for 3 things: speed, reliability, and affordability. Michael Runk Plumbing & Heating offers commercial plumbing that’s exactly that — plumbing done quickly and efficiently, by experts with quality materials and tools to get the job done right, all […]

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When Plumbing Repairs Can’t Wait

January 17, 2013
Category: General

We’ve seen it all before. A slip in the shower. A bump of a plate doing dishes. A toilet flushed one too many times. And all of a sudden, your bathroom or kitchen has geysers shooting everywhere like a waterpark. Towels, sock ties, mops, and buckets only get you so far, and it doesn’t take […]

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Go Local

December 6, 2012
Category: General

Did You Miss Small Business Saturday? Local Plumbing = Better Plumbing Why is it better to hire a local plumbing company rather than a national home improvement chain or a conglomerate like ServiceMagic? The answers are simple. Going local is faster. It’s usually cheaper. And it can provide better quality service.   Less Time When […]

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Expertise Before Aesthetics for Your Plumbing Project

October 18, 2012
Category: General

So maybe you’ve watched Trading Spaces, While You Were Out, and every other home improvement TV show spin-off imaginable. You may have also liked, followed, Google alerted, and stalked every Bob Vila comment out there. Maybe you’ve even memorized what Wilson Wilson’s face looks like from Home Improvement. (Nice try.)   No matter how you’ve […]

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The Value of Experience

September 12, 2012
Category: General

Nothing compares to experience when you need a good plumber. While an inexperienced plumber may do a shoddy job, charge more for more time, respond when they feel like it, or charge for unneeded parts, experience can go a long way. The difference is not only in the plumber’s performance with the job at hand, […]

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How DIY Quick Fixes Can Plunge You into Bigger Plumbing Problems

September 5, 2012
Category: General

While you were trying to unclog a bathroom drain, did you just lose the snake down the pipe? Did you take it upon yourself to try to figure out how to conserve water with your toilet flushes and end up snapping the lever? The impulse to try it out yourself is natural, and DIY is […]

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