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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


5 Reasons to Replace your Toilet

August 28, 2017
Category: General

There is nothing more frustrating than a toilet that doesn’t meet your needs. Maybe the color doesn’t match, or it doesn’t flush correctly. Or maybe it’s just old and needs an upgrade. If you’ve been thinking about taking the plunge and investing in a new toilet, here are 5 reasons you can consider. Features Why […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. Here’s all that must […]


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