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Why Won’t My Sink Water Drain?

August 21, 2023
Category: Drains

When it comes to our everyday lives, we often take certain things for granted, such as the ability to turn on a faucet and have water flow effortlessly into the sink. However, there are times when we encounter situations where the water simply won’t join the sink, leaving us puzzled and frustrated. At Michael Runk […]


Why Call a Plumber for a Drain Clog

August 7, 2023
Category: Drains

Dealing with a drain clog can be a frustrating experience. Whether it’s a slow drain, standing water, or unpleasant odors, it’s a problem that needs immediate attention. While some homeowners may be tempted to tackle the issue themselves, calling a professional plumber is often the best course of action. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, […]


What Are the Effects of a Clogged Drain?

January 23, 2023
Category: Drains

Nobody likes to discover a clogged drain, but unfortunately, they’re practically inevitable. It may seem tempting to just deal with a clog later, but allowing a clog to persist can lead to a variety of issues. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, our team of professional plumbers has been providing Maryland with all manner of […]


When Do You Need a Plumber for a Clog?

December 26, 2022
Category: Drains

No one ever wants to experience a clog in their home or business, but no matter how careful you are, eventually, you’re probably going to have to deal with a clog. Many clogs can easily be cleared with just a plunger, but what do you do when you can’t unclog your pipe or drain yourself? […]


What You Should NOT Put Down Your Kitchen Sink

February 11, 2022
Category: Drains, Kitchen Plumbing

After sitting down and enjoying a nice meal at home, you’re left to clean the dishes. If you’re like everyone else, washing dishes is probably not your favorite chore. To save time, you contemplate putting all sorts of items down the kitchen sink. But, some items should never go down the kitchen drain. Rice and […]


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? […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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