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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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My Home Has No Water, What Do I Do?

September 26, 2016
Category: Tips

The water from our tap is the life line to our home and allows us to drink, cook, clean and shower. But what do you do when you come home to no water in your Maryland home? Without water, we find it very hard to go about our normal day to day. In a true […]

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What is a Plumbing Emergency?

July 15, 2016
Category: General, Tips

It’s late at night, you and your family are all tucked in bed and resting for another day in the office tomorrow. You are awakened from your slumber by the sounds of rushing water, you hop out of bed and search for the source of this commotion and find a pipe has burst and water […]

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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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Frederick County: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), Damascus (20872), and more.

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Montgomery County: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Baltimore County: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Carroll County: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.

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