Michael Runk Blog

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.…

 


Can I Move My Washer and Dryer?

July 21, 2017
Category: General, Tips

If you’re in the process of evaluating how you can remodel your basement and are wondering if it’s possible to relocate your washer or dryer, the simple answer is yes you can. The real question will be in the details of the move, which can make it a bit more complicated.…

 


Pros and Cons of Various Home Plumbing Systems

June 2, 2017
Category: General, Plumbing Systems

If you’re looking to have your home’s plumbing system re-done, or simply want to know more details about your current plumbing system, then you’ve come to the right spot. While there are a wide variety of plumbing types historically used in homes, here we will be discussing the types of home plumbing systems being installed today, and the pros and cons of each.…

 


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.…

 


What Makes Michael Runk Different?

March 31, 2017
Category: General

Most plumbers have the tools necessary to fix the most common of plumbing issues, but what truly sets a plumber apart from the pack? When it comes to evaluating different plumbing services, what truly sets a plumbing company apart from the rest is how they deliver their plumbing service.…

 


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 rupture at any time without warning.…

 


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.…

 


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.…

 


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.…

 


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