Michael Runk Blog

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.…

 


Do You Know Where Your Shut-Off Valves Are?

April 17, 2017
Category: Tips, Water Heater

A shut-off valve is an important part of your plumbing system and it’s definitely something you should know the location of. If you’re scratching your head and wondering what a shut-off valve is or where a shut-off valve is located, than be sure to tune in.…

 


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.…

 


Does Your Facility Need Backflow Prevention?

August 25, 2015
Category: Backflow

Most municipal codes require the use of a backflow prevention device at any point within a plumbing system where a potable water system connects with pipes carrying waste water. These points are also known as cross-connections. If your building uses pesticides on the lawn, industrial strength soap, or produces any liquid waste, a backflow prevention unit is required to keep the municipal drinking supply clean.…

 



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