Q. Are you locally owned and operated?
A. Yes, Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating has been serving the Anne Arrundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, and Howard County areas for over 10 years and has service stations located throughout these areas.




Q.  I have a leaky pipe or a clogged drain. Is this something you can help me with?
A.  Yes, we perform a variety of plumbing repair and maintenance services and can solve any problem related to pipes and water systems in your home.


Water Heaters


Q.  What is the difference between Standard and Super efficient water heaters?
A.  The difference lies in the insulation, components, and warranty but structurally they are the same. A Super efficient tank has a higher efficiency rating and higher quality components and the warranty will typically cover manufacturer’s defects for longer.


Sump Pumps


Q.  Do I need a sump pump? What size sump pump would I need?
A.  If your basement is susceptible to flooding, you need a sump pump. A sump pump will prevent a flooded area from suffering from water damage. The size of the sump pump is not the issue, the horsepower is what matters. Several factors go into determining the appropriate amount of power and include area of drainage and basement depth. Michael Runk can make these and other calculations for you.


Garbage Disposals


Q.  How do I know if my garbage disposal is jammed?
A.  You will hear a humming sound from the motor but the disposal will either not grind, will be extra noisy, or will run and stop before you turn it off. Generally, the issue is that something is stuck between the blade and the drain hole. DO NOT run the disposal if it is jammed or you’ll risk burning out the motor. You can attempt to unjam the disposal yourself, but it may be a safer option to call a professional like Michael Runk.




Q.  How can I prevent clogged drains?
A.  Avoid rinsing fats or cooking oils in the kitchen sink because they can solidify in the drain and create clogs. You can also fit your drains with a strainer to help prevent clogs from forming.

High Quality Products & Parts:

With the training and experience to work with any brand, we recommend and install the best brand name plumbing parts and products for our customers

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Michael Runk Regions Served
  • Anne Arundel County, MD Plumbing & Heating Services: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).
  • Baltimore City, MD Plumbing & Heating Services
  • Baltimore County, MD Plumbing & Heating Services: Catonsville (21228), Cockeysville (21030), Homeland (21212), Lutherville (21093), Monkton (21111), Mount Washington (21209), Owings Mills (21117), Parkton (21120), Phoenix (21131), Pikesville (21208), Randalstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Roland Park (21210), Ruxton (21204), Timonium (21204), Towson (21204, 21286), Upperco (21155), Woodstock (21163).
  • Carroll County, MD Plumbing & Heating Services: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Marriottsville (21104), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Woodbine (21797)
  • Frederick County, MD Plumbing & Heating Services: Adamstown (21710), Ballenger Creek (21703), Braddock Heights (21714), Brunswick (21716), Buckeystown (21717), Burkittsville (21718), Clover Hill (21702), Discovery-Spring Garden (21793), Emmitsburg (21727), Frederick, Graceham (21788), Green Valley (21770), Ijamsville (21754), Jefferson (21755), Konxville (21758), Ladiesburg (21759), Lewistown (21701), Libertytown (21762), Lake Linganore (21774), Linganore-Bartonsville (21774, 21704), Middletown (21769), Monrovia (21770), Mt Airy (21771), Myersville (21773), New Market (21774), New Midway(21775), Petersville, Point of Rocks (21777), Rocky Ridge (21778), Rosemont (21758), Savillasville(21780), Sunny Side, Thurmont (21788), Tuscarora (21790), Urbana (21704), Utica, Walkersville (21793), Wolfsville (21773), Woodsboro (21798)
  • Howard County, MD Plumbing & Heating Services: Columbia (21044, 21045, 21046), Clarksville (21029), Cooksville (21723), Dayton (21036), Ellicott City (21042, 21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Highland (20777), Marriottsville (21104), West Friendship (21784), Woodbine (21797).