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Plumbing Prep for the Fall

September 19, 2018
Category: Sump Pump, Water Heater

Every season there are different home maintenance tasks that should be done to help ensure your home stays in tip top shape throughout the year. Let’s look at some plumbing prep that should be done each fall before the temperature drops. After all, preventative maintenance is often the best way to ensure your plumbing’s longevity. Turn the […]

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Three Signs to Replace Your Water Heater

September 13, 2018
Category: Uncategorized

Whether you’ve just moved into your house or you’ve been there for years it is important to take time to periodically check your water heater for signs of wear and damage. There are some warning signs that can let you know it’s about time to replace the unit, let’s look at a few. Leaking Leaking […]

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How to Handle a Plumbing Emergency

September 4, 2018
Category: General, Tips

Plumbing problems are never something a homeowner looks forward to, but they do happen. Let’s look at what steps should be taken immediately following a plumbing emergency to help minimize the damage. Turn Off the Water First and foremost, turn the water off! If you have a burst pipe, for example, your first step should […]

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Why Does My Kitchen Drain Smell So Bad?

June 28, 2018
Category: Drains

Kitchen sinks see a lot of horrors over the years. Grease, old macaroni and cheese, and other nastiness has probably made it into your sink. It’s unfortunate, but it’s the truth. Now, you have a nasty smell coming out of your kitchen sink drain and you don’t know why. Today we’re going to be taking […]

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Commercial Drain Cleaning

February 21, 2018
Category: Uncategorized

A small clog here and there can be easy to fix, but if your drains are clogging regularly it could be causing damage to your plumbing’s interior and can lead to bigger problems in the future. Why Is My Drain Clogging? Bathroom Drains – Drains in bathroom sinks and showers usually become clogged when dirt […]

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That Loud Banging Noise in your House

February 14, 2018
Category: General, Tips

Have you ever been startled by a strange noise in your house? Perhaps you reassure yourself that the house is just “settling,” or you give into your superstitions and chalk it up to ghostly activity. No matter how you do it, shrugging off the noise may not be the best idea. Let’s take a look […]

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Be Sure to Have Savings for Household Emergencies

May 18, 2017
Category: General, Tips

Do you and your family have savings for household emergencies set aside? Let’s take a look at the most common emergencies that occur in the home that are bound to come with extensive repair costs. Common Costly Household Emergencies Water Heater There is very little to no notice given when your water heater goes up. […]

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Plumbing for the Environment

March 17, 2017
Category: General, Tips

If you’re looking to make your home or business more environmentally-friendly, the first place to start is commonly with recycling and reducing excess waste. One aspect of your home or business which can show some real change in its impact on the environment will be your plumbing. Here are some plumbing for the environment tips […]

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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 […]

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Outdoor Drain Maintenance Tips

February 3, 2017
Category: Drains

Outdoor drains help to prevent water from pooling in your yard or flooding your basement. Just like any system in your home, your outdoor drains need proper maintenance to function correctly. Here are some quick outdoor drain maintenance tips to help you ensure your drain is functioning and ready for the rainy season. Clean Off […]

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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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