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How to Prevent Common Commercial Plumbing Problems

August 1, 2018
Category: Commercial Plumbing, Tips

Running your business smoothly on a daily basis involves a lot of time and effort on your part, and unexpected plumbing problems can add lots of extra stress to your already busy day. The best way to lower your risk of plumbing issues is through prevention! Here are some of the most common commercial plumbing […]

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Stay on Top of Plumbing Leaks this Summer

July 24, 2018
Category: Tips

Is your water bill suspiciously high? Are you finding water damage on some of your walls? You might have a few plumbing leaks. However, not all leaks are equal. Some will be simple fixes and others could become major disasters. Let’s take a look at the types of possible leaks that you may have and […]

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Is it hard to replace a toilet?

June 13, 2018
Category: Tips

Replacing plumbing fixtures in your home can get complicated if you’re not as educated on the process as the professionals. Explore these steps to replace a toilet and you might reconsider tackling the job on your own! STEP #1 – Measure Before you pick out a new toilet, you want to make sure you know […]

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What you Need to Know about Boiler Repairs

April 25, 2018
Category: Water Heater

A boiler is a plumbing and heating appliance that heats water for the purposes of bathing/showering, cooking, and heating your home. This appliance uses oil, coal, wood, or natural gas to heat the water. The basic components of a boiler are: Firebox – combustion chamber where fuel meets the air, creating a flame Pressure Gauge […]

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5 Common Issues with Household Plumbing

April 3, 2018
Category: Tips

Plumbing issues are inevitable for most homeowners, and they usually seem to come at the most inconvenient times! There are many plumbing issues that could arise in your home, but some are much more common than others. Let’s look at the top five plumbing complaints, what causes them, and how to resolve them. Leaking Pipes […]

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Plumbing Issues to Watch Out for When Homebuying

March 5, 2018
Category: General

Purchasing a home is a very involved process, and for good reason. You want the home you buy to be in great shape before you move in so that you don’t find yourself spending months of your time and thousands of dollars fixing issues you may have overlooked before you bought the house. Here are […]

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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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7 Tips for Selecting an Eldersburg, MD Plumber

January 31, 2018
Category: General

Need a plumber, but not sure which one is right for you? Check out these helpful tips for hiring an Eldersburg, MD plumber! Tip #1 – Make sure they’re licensed Licensure is a must when hiring a plumber to perform work in your home. It gives you peace of mind that you chose a company […]

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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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Fall Homeowner Maintenance Tips

October 12, 2017
Category: General, Tips

As the air grows colder and the leaves begin to change, it’s time to start considering how you’re going to be maintaining your home. Fall home maintenance is vital, because it’s the last bit of preparation you’re going to do before winter. It must be thorough, and it should address every aspect of your home, […]

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