Michael Runk Blog

How do you Unclog a Toilet?

May 12, 2017
Category: Tips

A clogged toilet is an unwelcome inevitability of using the bathroom. No matter the reason for why your toilet is clogged and won’t flush, there are two main methods you can use to unclog your toilet. Here is a little more on the only two methods you should use to unclog a toilet.…

 


Tips for Buying a Water Heater

May 5, 2017
Category: Tips, Water Heater

There are many different types of water heaters available on the market today, including on-demand, tanker coil, conventional storage, solar, and indirect water heaters. In this article, we will offer up some helpful tips to consider when buying a water heater so your next purchase can be the best possible water heater for your home.…

 


Tips for Hiring a Commercial Plumber in Maryland

May 1, 2017
Category: Tips

Searching for a commercial plumber for your business facility or office can be difficult. Commercial plumbing systems are quite different from residential plumbing, and require a unique set of skills which won’t typically come up in residential plumbing. Here are some tips for hiring a commercial plumber in Maryland to help you find a plumber who will ensure your commercial plumbing system is properly cared for.…

 


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.…

 


Do You Know Where Your Shut-Off Valves Are?

April 17, 2017
Category: Tips, Water Heater

A shut-off valve is an important part of your plumbing system and it’s definitely something you should know the location of. If you’re scratching your head and wondering what a shut-off valve is or where a shut-off valve is located, than be sure to tune in.…

 


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.…

 


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 flow of water.…

 


5 Plumbing Disasters to Avoid

January 11, 2017
Category: Tips

Plumbing is one of the hardest home improvement activities to take on, if you do decide to go down this path, be sure you’re aware of some of the potential disasters. Here at Michael Runk, we’ve seen plenty of plumbing disasters and we want to help you avoid these issues yourself.…

 


How to Save Money on my Home Heating Bill in 2017

January 5, 2017
Category: Tips, Water Heater

Looking to save some extra money this year on your heating bill? There are a few tried and tested ways which, if done correctly, will help you save lots of money on your monthly heating bill. Replace Windows If you have the means, and your windows are definitely getting up there in age, it may make sense to completely replace the windows in your home.…

 


What You Need to Know About Emergency Plumbing

December 21, 2016
Category: Tips

The last thing you want to come home or wake up to is a plumbing disaster in your home that leaves a kitchen or basement filled with water. Being surprised with no access to water at all due to frozen pipes can also be a stressful situation to find yourself in.…

 


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