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Five Tips to Prevent Clogged Drains in Your Home

August 15, 2018
Category: Drains, Tips

Having a clogged drain is never fun, and depending on the extent of the clog, it can be a real pain to get your drain flowing again. But there are several things you can do to help prevent clogs from happening in the first place. The location will have a big impact on the kinds […]

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Why Does My Kitchen Drain Smell So Bad?

June 28, 2018
Category: Drains

Kitchen sinks see a lot of horrors over the years. Grease, old macaroni and cheese, and other nastiness has probably made it into your sink. It’s unfortunate, but it’s the truth. Now, you have a nasty smell coming out of your kitchen sink drain and you don’t know why. Today we’re going to be taking […]

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Bathtub is leaking through the hole near the faucet?

June 5, 2018
Category: Drains

Have you ever noticed the small hole near the rim of your bathtub, just slightly under the faucet? This is an overflow hole, and it has a specific and important purpose when it comes to preventing water damage in your home. The Problem: A lot of us have adapted to a more fast-paced lifestyle and […]

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When to Call a Professional Plumber

January 24, 2018
Category: General

Plumbers exist for a reason. They aim to fix the worst problems, which are usually ones that can’t be solved by the homeowner on their own. There are, however, a few tasks that can be completed without calling a plumber. It’s important to know the distinction between the two. Plumbers are here to help. Here’s […]

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Common Plumbing Myths That Can Cost You Money

November 28, 2017
Category: Plumbing Systems, Tips

We’ve all heard tips and tricks to help solve plumbing woes, but which tips are helpful, and which are actually harmful? If you are having a plumbing problem the last thing you want to do is make it worse. Let’s look at some common plumbing myths that could wind up costing you in the long […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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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. Whether you use this sink to wash the dishes […]

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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.

Howard County: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

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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