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The Dangers of Not Preparing Plumbing for Winter

November 14, 2013
Category: General

Have you prepared your home plumbing for winter? If not, you are leaving your home plumbing system open to many risks over the cold winter months. Not preparing your home for winter can lead to frozen pipes, in turn leading to costly repairs. In addition, not performing proper water heater maintenance can also lead to […]

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Standard vs. Super Efficient Water Heaters

October 29, 2013
Category: General

When shopping for water heaters, there are a lot of factors of which the average homeowner may not be aware. Cost, energy source, brand, capacity, the list goes on. But probably the biggest concern, especially with today’s poor economy and poor environmental footprint, is how energy efficient is your water heater going to be? After […]

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Energy Efficient Plumbing

September 26, 2013
Category: General

Everyone and his brother is trying to go “Green” nowadays. Whether it’s recycling, using florescent lights, or buying a car with high gas mileage, everyone seems to be making an effort to be more efficient and easier on the environment. But did you know that there are options like these for plumbing? Tankless Water Heater […]

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Dealing With Hard Water In Your Home Proactively

August 21, 2013
Category: General

Did you know that over 85% of the United States has hard water? This means that almost everyone in the country has had to deal with hard water at one point or another. Hard water can cause many issues, ranging from filmy hair to higher utility bills. Fortunately, there are many different ways that you […]

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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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