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Why is my Water Heater Leaking?

July 2, 2018
Category: Water Heater

If you’ve noticed a leak coming from your water heater, then it’s time to call a plumber. Whether the problem is small or more serious, ignoring leaks coming from your water heater will inevitably lead to bigger problems down the line. Let’s look at the most common reasons that hot water heaters leak. Loose Connections […]

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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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Is PEX a Good Choice Over Copper?

May 23, 2018
Category: Plumbing Systems

Are you repairing your pipes all the time? Are you building a new house to call your own? Piping usually comes in two different materials: copper and PEX. Both of these materials make for solid pipes, but one certainly outshines the other. If you’re wondering about the difference between copper and PEX, or you have […]

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Should I Hire a Commercial Plumber for a Small Office?

May 16, 2018
Category: Commercial Plumbing

Even if your office is small with only a few employees, it’s best to call a commercial plumber as opposed to a residential one. Let’s take a look at why! Commercial plumbers… …specialize in plumbing for businesses. Sewer systems in business parks or commercial areas differ from those in residential neighborhoods. The plumbing in the […]

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Why Have a Professional do your Plumbing

December 27, 2017
Category: General

Plumbing is a complicated and dangerous job that is often overlooked. Sure, there are common repairs around the house that you can make on your own without suffering any consequences.  However, the trick is knowing when to hire a professional. Professional plumbers bring expertise, precision, knowledge, and years of working in the field. It’s for […]

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Why Won’t My Washing Machine Work?

November 9, 2017
Category: General

It’s Sunday, and you’re ready to start your laundry. The only problem is, your washing machine won’t start, or is creating some very serious problems. This has to be fixed quickly, or else you’ll be taking the family’s laundry to your parents’ house for a few weeks. Instead, finding the issue with your dead washing […]

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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. Here’s how to go about testing your sump pump. Where […]

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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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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. Sump Pump Issues Your sump pump is […]

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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 […]

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