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Keeping Your Outside Drains Clean

October 6, 2021
Category: Drains

Trying to keep your home’s outdoor drains clear and clean can be a difficult task, especially now that autumn is here and the leaves are falling. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve worked with Maryland homeowners for years, and have a lot of experience cleaning outdoor drains. What Happens When Your Drain Gets Clogged? […]

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5 Reasons to Install a New Garbage Disposal

June 24, 2021
Category: Drains, Kitchen Plumbing, Plumbing Systems, Residential Plumbing

Wouldn’t it be nice to eliminate a step in your post-meal cleanup? With a garbage disposal, you can. Throughout the years, people have looked to garbage disposals to make cleaning the kitchen faster and easier. However, some people have been on the fence about whether or not to make this addition. If you’re one of […]

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5 Unexpected Problems Clogged Drains Cause in Your Home

June 1, 2021
Category: Drains

If you notice a fixture is draining slowly, it could be clogged. The important thing to remember is to not overlook the problem. A clogged drain may not seem like a big deal at first, but it can cause serious problems if left unattended. Take a look at these five unexpected issues a clogged drain […]

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Is Your Washing Machine Not Draining? Here’s What to Do

December 23, 2020
Category: Drains

Once you hit “start” on a functioning washing machine, the drum fills with water, your clothes are washed, and then the water is drained from the drum. If you notice that your clothes are swimming in water even after the washing machine indicates that it has completed its job, then you have a malfunctioning washing […]

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Drainage Issues Are No Joke

October 9, 2019
Category: Drains

If you’ve ever had drainage issues at your home then you know how damaging and costly they can be, and if you haven’t, then trust us, you don’t want to. Homes all across the state have issues with drainage, and many Marylanders regularly experience flooding issues. As an experienced Carroll County, MD drain and plumbing […]

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How to Get Rid of a Garbage Disposal Odor

April 23, 2019
Category: Drains

You come home from work, head into your kitchen to get a drink, when you’re hit with a horrible smell. You open the fridge and sniff, nope. The trash can? No dice. Where could this smell be emanating from? You walk towards your sink, sniff, it’s the garbage disposal. Now you’ve found the smell, but […]

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The Case Against Chemical Drain Cleaners

April 4, 2019
Category: Drains

Chemical drain cleaning products are advertised as a quick and easy solution to common plumbing clogs in your home. But are they really as safe and efficient as they claim to be? There’s a big reason why professional plumbers not only refuse to use these products in their customers’ homes, but also in their own […]

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Is Your Shower Losing Water Pressure?

February 26, 2019
Category: Drains, Plumbing Systems

There’s nothing quite as disappointing as getting into your shower just to feel the water cascade over your body with inadequate pressure. At this moment there’s not much you can do; the shower needs to happen, as does cleaning yourself, but it’s clear that your water pressure isn’t going to be helping you. Your shower […]

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Does Your Main Sewer Line Have a Clog?

December 28, 2018
Category: Drains, Plumbing Systems

It’s common for homeowners to find themselves with plumbing issues when they least expect it. Sewer line clogs are not so easy to detect since the main lines are beneath the ground outside of your home, but they can cause extensive damage if they malfunction. Being aware of how plumbing problems occur and the warning […]

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Garbage Disposal Maintenance Guide

November 8, 2018
Category: Drains

Garbage disposals are exceptionally convenient additions to any home, but they don’t give you license to throw just anything down the drain. Your garbage disposal needs love and care just like any other part of your home’s plumbing and today we’re going to discuss a few ways that you can take good care of it. […]

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