Michael Runk Blog

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 protect yourself from dirt and bacteria.…

 


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.…

 


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.…

 


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.…

 


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.…

 


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.…

 


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.…

 


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.…

 


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.…

 


Plumbing Problems: Troubleshooting a Slow Drain

July 31, 2015
Category: Drains

So you’ve been watching one of your drains get progressively worse over the past two weeks and you did nothing. We don’t blame you, who has the time to mess with a drain that is technically working? But now it’s gotten really bad and barely drains.…

 



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