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How to Handle a Plumbing Emergency

September 4, 2018
Category: General, Tips

Plumbing problems are never something a homeowner looks forward to, but they do happen. Let’s look at what steps should be taken immediately following a plumbing emergency to help minimize the damage. Turn Off the Water First and foremost, turn the water off! If you have a burst pipe, for example, your first step should […]

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Stay on Top of Plumbing Leaks this Summer

July 24, 2018
Category: Tips

Is your water bill suspiciously high? Are you finding water damage on some of your walls? You might have a few plumbing leaks. However, not all leaks are equal. Some will be simple fixes and others could become major disasters. Let’s take a look at the types of possible leaks that you may have and […]

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What to Know About Your Water Main

March 30, 2018
Category: Plumbing Systems

Are you familiar with the ins and outs of your water main? Not many homeowners understand the importance of a water main, and not many understand their responsibilities. While it’s a simple enough concept, the water main is not treated as well as it should be, considering what it does. When there is a problem […]

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Fall Homeowner Maintenance Tips

October 12, 2017
Category: General, Tips

As the air grows colder and the leaves begin to change, it’s time to start considering how you’re going to be maintaining your home. Fall home maintenance is vital, because it’s the last bit of preparation you’re going to do before winter. It must be thorough, and it should address every aspect of your home, […]

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Shut Off your Water Before a Vacation

August 11, 2017
Category: General, Tips

A lot of planning goes into preparing for a vacation. You’re likely extra cautious and make numerous checks to ensure you haven’t forgotten anything, whether it be a toothbrush or turning off the coffee maker. You probably also set your thermostat to a schedule, or make sure it is off or on an appropriate setting […]

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The Danger of Polybutylene Plumbing

March 9, 2017
Category: General

Polybutylene was a commonly used variety of plumbing pipe used from the late 70’s to the mid-90’s in homes throughout the United States. What made it so unique was that it was cheap to make and easy to install. The downfall was that polybutylene pipes aren’t as durable or long-lasting as previously thought and could […]

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Why We Offer 24 Hour Plumbing Services

January 26, 2017
Category: General

Here at Michael Runk, we make it a point to let you know that we offer 24 hour plumbing services. We want you to know, no matter the time or day, we are here to help you. Regardless of the issue, from faucet to sewer, with just one quick phone call we are there to […]

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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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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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