Michael Runk Blog

How to Test Your Sump Pump

August 18, 2017
Category: Sump Pump

Curious to see if your sump pump is working correctly? Good, it’s important to check this part of your home’s plumbing system regularly to ensure it is working efficiently. This will help to protect your home and your belongings in the event of a flood.…

 


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 so energy is not wasted while no one is in the home.…

 


7 Most Common Plumbing Issues in Maryland

August 4, 2017
Category: General, Tips

If you’re a homeowner in Maryland, you’re bound to have to call upon the services of a plumber at least once in your lifetime. To help you prepare for the inevitable, here are 7 of the most common plumbing issues we see as a residential plumber in Maryland.…

 


What to Do if your House Springs a Leak

July 27, 2017
Category: General, Tips

You may not be able to see it, but beneath your walls and floors lies an intricate system of piping that carries water throughout your home. When one of these pipes fails, you’ll likely find yourself with a water leak. Tending to a leak as soon as symptoms appear may be the difference between a minor inconvenience and a major home repair.…

 


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 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.…

 


Tips for Buying a Water Heater

May 5, 2017
Category: Tips, Water Heater

There are many different types of water heaters available on the market today, including on-demand, tanker coil, conventional storage, solar, and indirect water heaters. In this article, we will offer up some helpful tips to consider when buying a water heater so your next purchase can be the best possible water heater for your home.…

 


Tips for Hiring a Commercial Plumber in Maryland

May 1, 2017
Category: Tips

Searching for a commercial plumber for your business facility or office can be difficult. Commercial plumbing systems are quite different from residential plumbing, and require a unique set of skills which won’t typically come up in residential plumbing. Here are some tips for hiring a commercial plumber in Maryland to help you find a plumber who will ensure your commercial plumbing system is properly cared for.…

 


Common Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

April 28, 2017
Category: General, Tips

We’ve been in the plumbing business for a long time, and as such we’ve seen a lot of plumbing projects and plumbing repairs gone wrong. We’d like to take some time to help you ensure your next plumbing project goes off without a hitch; so here are some mistakes to avoid when performing plumbing repairs in your home or business.…

 


Plumbing for the Environment

March 17, 2017
Category: General, Tips

If you’re looking to make your home or business more environmentally-friendly, the first place to start is commonly with recycling and reducing excess waste. One aspect of your home or business which can show some real change in its impact on the environment will be your plumbing.…

 


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