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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 […]


Water Heater Pilot Light Keeps Going Out

October 20, 2017
Category: Water Heater

The first indication that something has gone awry with your water heater is a lack of hot water. One of the main reasons this happens is because of an issue with the pilot light. Let’s learn about why your pilot light might be going out, and what to do to fix it! What is a […]


Is it Worth it to Install a Super Efficient Water Heater?

September 29, 2017
Category: Water Heater

If you are ready to replace your hot water heater in your home you have some decisions to make. Super efficient water heaters have been gaining in popularity, but are they worth the hype? The answer to this question is dependant on several factors related to your preferences and family’s needs. Let’s look at some […]


Signs You May Need a New Hot Water Heater

June 16, 2017
Category: Water Heater

The hot water heater is one of the most important components in any building. Used in homes and businesses alike, hot water heaters are complex devices that are built to last. However, even the most robust and high-quality model will not last forever. If you think you may need hot water heater replacement, you should […]


Tips for Buying a Water Heater

May 5, 2017
Category: Tips, Water Heater

There are many different types of water heaters available on the market today, including on-demand, tanker coil, conventional storage, solar, and indirect water heaters. In this article, we will offer up some helpful tips to consider when buying a water heater so your next purchase can be the best possible water heater for your 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. We’ll walk you through all you need to know […]


I Have no Hot Water, What Should I Do?

February 22, 2017
Category: Water Heater

Did you take a cold shower this morning but not by choice? Hot water heaters can have multiple things go wrong with them leading to low supply or no supply of hot water. Here are some of the possible reasons for no hot water and what you should do about them. Hot Water Tank is […]


How to Light a Pilot for a Gas Hot Water Heater

February 17, 2017
Category: Water Heater

If you’ve noticed you’re not getting any more hot water, it’s possible the pilot on your water heater went out. Before you attempt to re-light the pilot, be sure to read through these instructions to avoid serious damage to your person or home. Here’s how to light a pilot for a gas hot water heater. […]


When Should I replace my Water Heater?

September 14, 2016
Category: Water Heater

Your home’s water heater is usually something that isn’t on the list of things to replace until you are standing in a puddle or being hit in the back with icy shower water. Most people take an “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach to most plumbing issues. Though a water heater that is […]


Tankless Water Heaters- How do they Work?

June 10, 2016
Category: Water Heater

If you’ve ever been the victim of a nice hot shower that took a turn for the worse and went cold, you might be familiar with an older traditional water heater that only provided a limited amount of hot water. Those of us who came from larger families, who were third or fourth in line […]


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Frederick County: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), Damascus (20872), and more.

Howard County: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Baltimore County: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Carroll County: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.

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