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What is Limescale?

November 22, 2017
Category: Commercial Plumbing, Plumbing Systems

Limescale, also known as calcium scale, is a hard and chalky substance that is off-white in color and can be found primarily on the metallic components of water-operated machinery. Limescale is especially common in pieces of equipment that contain a heating element. It can also be found in the plumbing pipes and pumps in your […]


Why Liquid Drain Cleaners Can Do More Harm Than Good

September 22, 2017
Category: Drains, General

You probably don’t think much about your plumbing until there’s a problem with it. With a little knowledge about minor plumbing solutions and the help of a local reliable plumber, you’ll be able to tackle these issues quickly and efficiently, before they cause permanent damage. Clogs are one of the most common issues homeowners come […]


What Not to Put Down a Garbage Disposal

August 31, 2017
Category: Drains, General

Garbage disposals can be a great feature on your kitchen sink in the removal of food waste, but they do come with limitations on what can and can’t be disposed of. Being aware of these limitations can be the difference between a well-functioning disposal with a long lifespan and a broken disposal that requires premature […]


How to Use a Plunger

July 7, 2017
Category: General, Tips

The plunger is a common household item and is seemingly a very straight-forward piece of plumbing technology, but there is more to this tool than you might think! Let’s learn how to properly use a plunger and go over the basic Dos and Don’ts of plunging: The Proper Way to Plunge Wear rubber gloves to […]


How to Unclog a Drain Sink

June 22, 2017
Category: Drains

It’s an inevitable occurrence that your sink will clog at one point or another. Ditch the Out-of-Order sign and use these helpful tips for unclogging your sink drain! Flush with Hot Water Flush hot water down kitchen sinks with slow drainage. There are plenty of materials that go down your kitchen sink that can leave buildup […]


Why You Should Clean Your Drains Regularly

May 26, 2017
Category: Drains

Maintaining the drains in your home may be way down your list of priorities, but it’s a job that shouldn’t be tossed to the back burner. Regular drain maintenance can save you headaches in the future, while keeping your home clean in the present. Here are some reasons why regular drain cleaning is so important, […]


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. Use a […]


Outdoor Drain Maintenance Tips

February 3, 2017
Category: Drains

Outdoor drains help to prevent water from pooling in your yard or flooding your basement. Just like any system in your home, your outdoor drains need proper maintenance to function correctly. Here are some quick outdoor drain maintenance tips to help you ensure your drain is functioning and ready for the rainy season. Clean Off […]


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 […]


Common Commercial Plumbing Issues

September 7, 2016
Category: General

While your home’s plumbing only has to manage the needs of your family, a commercial plumbing system is required to feed water to considerably large amounts of people. Commercial plumbing is responsible for keeping a business open and functional so keeping your commercial plumbing in tip top shape is vital. Knowing the most common commercial […]


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