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Crucial Plumbing Preparations Before a Vacation

May 18, 2016
Category: General, Tips

Just last September one of my employees came back from her ultra-relaxing vacation to find that her home had flooded. One of those things we hear plenty about, but like anything else: it only happens to other people, right? Aside from the stress of coming home to a disaster, the time and energy involved in […]

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Features to Consider When Buying a Water Heater

April 15, 2016
Category: Tips, Water Heater

In one of our recent articles, we’ve covered some of the most evident signs that your water heater may be destined for imminent failure. If that’s your current situation, you have probably started looking into purchasing a new appliance. But let’s face it, you haven’t shopped for a water heater in years, or maybe ever! […]

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How to Remove Roots From Sewer Lines

March 15, 2016
Category: Tips

As you probably know, all the waste water generated in your home exits thought the main sewer line into your septic tank or the municipal sewer, depending on where you live. Unfortunately, sometimes this main sewer line becomes clogged, often due to invasive tree roots that grow inside the pipe. If this happens, you are […]

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5 Pipe Maintenance Tips for Your Plumbing System

February 16, 2016
Category: Tips

There are many types of home maintenance we have to keep in mind, but pipes rarely make it to the priority list. Maybe it’s because they are always out of sight and out of mind. Or maybe because they look so tough—what could possibly happen to them? Meanwhile, pipes could definitely use some TLC every […]

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4 Holiday Plumbing Disasters and How to Prevent Them

December 16, 2015
Category: Tips

It would be nice to make it through at least one holiday season without any “hiccups,” wouldn’t it? But the reality is that something always happens at the worst possible moment. When it comes to holiday parties, some of the biggest problems you may encounter have to do with plumbing. And our Maryland plumbers are […]

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Things You Should Never Put in a Garbage Disposal

November 12, 2015
Category: Tips

Many times, when our Maryland plumbers are called in to resolve a clog or a similar plumbing issue, it is something preventable. Some homeowners are unaware that there are things that shouldn’t end up in your plumbing, while others simply take a shortcut and hope for the best. Unfortunately, wishful thinking doesn’t work with plumbing. […]

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Tips for Winterizing Your Plumbing Before Leaving for Winter

October 12, 2015
Category: Tips

Are you going somewhere south until the warm weather returns to Maryland? Birds do it, because it makes total sense. Why suffer from the icy winds and burn ridiculous amounts of fuel if you could be sitting on a beach and enjoying not hearing the snow forecasts. But like most “snowbirds” you are probably worried […]

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5 Tips for Avoiding a Plumbing Disaster

April 4, 2015
Category: General, Tips

Unfortunately, plumbing disasters often occur unannounced and at the worst time possible—when you are not home or away for your long-overdue vacation. Since summer is the time when we try to get out of the house as much as possible, it’s worth taking some preventive measures to protect yourself from plumbing mishaps. As your local […]

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