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Signs Your Plumbing Won’t Last the Winter

December 4, 2020
Category: Bathroom Plumbing

The worst time to have a plumbing emergency is during the winter. Can you imagine not having hot water during the cold winter months? Don’t get yourself into a situation like this. Be proactive with your plumbing. In particular, be on the lookout for these signs that your plumbing won’t last the winter.  Sign #1: […]

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Why Does My Toilet Keep Clogging?

October 6, 2020
Category: Bathroom Plumbing

Nothing is more frustrating than a toilet that always seems to clog. There are several possible reasons why your toilet keeps clogging. If you’ve had enough of reaching for the plunger and dealing with clogged toilets, keep reading to find out some of the possible reasons for clogs, and what you can do to prevent […]

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Why Does My Shower Drain Smell Bad?

September 25, 2020
Category: Bathroom Plumbing

Your shower is supposed to be the source of relaxation and cleanliness, not smelly odors. There are several possible reasons why your shower drain starts to smell. Luckily, most of the reasons are easy to fix. Take a look at some of the possible reasons why your shower drain is smelling and what you can […]

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Getting Your Plumbing Ready for Fall

September 4, 2020
Category: Bathroom Plumbing

Just like the four seasons, your plumbing needs change throughout the year. Each new season brings with it new potential problems for your plumbing system. Some of the most common fall plumbing problems include burst pipes, water heater failure, and drain blockage. Here are some things you can do to prepare your plumbing system for […]

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How ‘Flushable’ Wipes Can Harm Your Plumbing

July 31, 2020
Category: Bathroom Plumbing

Let’s face it, wipes have almost become a necessity for everyday life. They’re highly convenient, and there’s a wipe for almost every aspect of your life. We tend to believe that due to their resemblance to toilet paper or their packaging being labeled as “flushable” that it’s safe to flush them down the toilet. However, […]

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Can I Use Liquid Drain Cleaner to Unclog my Toilet?

June 19, 2020
Category: Bathroom Plumbing

As seasoned Maryland plumbers, we’re well aware of how tempting it can be for homeowners to use “quick-fix” products from their local grocery or hardware store when an issue arises with their plumbing system. What’s so enticing about these products is that they claim to guarantee the fix at a low cost and are advertised […]

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Common Issues with Your Bathroom’s Plumbing

December 27, 2019
Category: Bathroom Plumbing

Considering all that goes on in a bathroom, for many homeowners, plumbing is a common problem. Sometimes homeowners can fix the situation on their own and other times they may need to call an expert. Take a look at some of these common issues with bathroom plumbing: Clogged Toilet This is an extremely common plumbing […]

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How to Unclog Your Toilet With No Plunger

August 29, 2019
Category: Bathroom Plumbing

Whether your plunger is broken or you never got around to purchasing one to begin with, there’s no need to worry about fixing a minor clog. Here are some ways to unclog your toilet without a plunger and what to do if the clog needs more than a quick fix. Option #1: The Hot Water […]

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Can Your Toilet Explode?

August 14, 2019
Category: Bathroom Plumbing

As if you didn’t already have enough to worry about, now you need to also worry about your toilet exploding on you. Toilets have been exploding all across America and have been causing some serious injuries. As a Carroll County, MD emergency plumber we’ve seen it all and we wanted to take some time today […]

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Choosing the Right Faucet for Your Bathroom

June 26, 2019
Category: Bathroom Plumbing

There are many reasons you might be looking to get a new faucet in your bathroom. From exciting renovations and new homes to nerve-wracking cracked or leaking faucets, knowing how to choose the right faucet for your bathroom will significantly improve both your installation experience and user experience for the lifespan of the faucet. Working […]

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