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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. We’ll walk you through all you need to know […]

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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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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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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. That’s why we’ve put […]

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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 […]

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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. Having a plumbing contractor […]

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What Should I Do About a Leaky Faucet?

November 4, 2016
Category: General, Tips

Plumbing leaks are never pleasant to experience. It is pertinent that leaks are detected and fixed as soon as possible to prevent severe damage to your home. Some leaks are easy to fix on your own, and others require professional help to repair. Here are a few steps to fixing faucet leaks yourself: Before You […]

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Troubleshooting My Garbage Disposal Issues Safely

October 26, 2016
Category: Tips

Garbage disposals contain sharp blades that help grind kitchen waste into smaller particles so they can be disposed of properly in your kitchen sink. These blades make fixing certain problems with your disposal particularly dangerous. Here are some common disposal problems and how to safely troubleshoot them: Fixing a Leak Unplug the garbage disposal or […]

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Should I Clean My Toilet Tank?

October 17, 2016
Category: Tips

There isn’t anything quite as satisfying as a clean bathroom. OK, so perhaps that’s just something we really enjoy, but we bet you at least appreciate a clean bathroom like most people. Even if you are like us and love a spotless toilet, there might be one thing you forgot to clean…the toilet tank! Many […]

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Tips to Preventing a Clogged Drain

October 13, 2016
Category: Drains, Tips

One of the most common calls we get as an experienced Maryland Plumber are those for clogged drains. The resident or property owner will usually have already tried over the counter chemicals, or maybe even removing a few pipes, but a stubborn drain often requires the work of a professional plumber. That’s where we come […]

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