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How Do Plumbing Vents Work?

July 18, 2018
Category: Plumbing Systems

What Are Plumbing Vents? Have you ever noticed long, tube-like structures protruding from the roofs of homes in your neighborhood? Many of us can recall seeing them but have never thought to ask what they are or why they’re there! Vent pipes, also referred to as vent stacks, are plumbing components that exist to regulate […]

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What is Backflow?

February 7, 2018
Category: Backflow

In plumbing, backflow can be a serious issue and lead to a huge mess, but what is it? Backflow is when water or sewage backs up into a home or other building. This issue can cause major damage for flooring, drywall, and even cabinetry. In addition to damage that may occur when a toilet backs […]

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What to Do if the Shower is Leaking

January 17, 2018
Category: General

If your shower springs a leak, you’ll likely see water dripping from the faucet valve or the showerhead. Here are some tips for fixing these types of leaks on your own, and how calling a professional plumber can help get the job done right! Repair a Leaky Shower Faucet Valve: Make sure the handle is […]

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What Makes Commercial Plumbing so Specialized?

January 10, 2018
Category: Commercial Plumbing

When you’ve got a plumbing problem at home, you know to call a plumber to quickly have your issue resolved. Or maybe you can even try to fix it on your own. But when you encounter a plumbing problem at your workplace, trying to fix it yourself can become a mess. Commercial buildings pose their […]

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Have you Tested your Sump Pump Lately?

January 3, 2018
Category: Sump Pump

The purpose of a sump pump is to remove accumulated water from the basement of your home in order to prevent flooding and water damage. Like most plumbing fixtures in your home, it’s a good habit to test your sump pump regularly to ensure it’s working properly. Avoid the Mess Because we cannot accurately predict […]

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Preventing Frozen Pipes

December 13, 2017
Category: Tips

During the winter months in Maryland, frozen and burst pipes are a common complaint. In climates known for severe weather homeowners know how to properly maintain their pipes so it doesn’t become an issue. For homeowners in Maryland, however, it often isn’t in the forefront of their mind because winters can be so hit or […]

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