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Why Water Testing is Important

October 15, 2021
Category: General

No matter if your home’s water is supplied by a public source or a private one, it is important to understand what is and is not in your water. Water quality can no longer be taken for granted. Your water can be negatively affected by things like contamination, an aging water distribution system, your home’s […]

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5 Reasons to Keep Your Drains Clean This Summer

July 12, 2021
Category: General

Your drains are probably the last thing you’re thinking about during the summer. But, even though you aren’t thinking about them, your drains are working overtime during the summer. More food, sand, and other debris can negatively affect your drains. That’s why you can benefit from summer drain cleaning. Here are five reasons why you […]

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Monthly Water Bill

May 12, 2021
Category: General

Did you know that you may be overpaying on your water bill? There are several ways your water bill might be higher than it should be. With that being said, there are several things you can do to lower your water bill. Read through these five tips to start conserving water at home.  1. Inspect […]

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Why Would You Need a Backup Sump Pump?

May 1, 2021
Category: General

Although backup sump pumps are not required in your home, they are certainly helpful. Homeowners often learn the hard way that it’s always best to be overprepared rather than underprepared. Having a backup sump pump gives you peace of mind knowing that your home is protected from flooding. We recommend that homeowners have a battery-operated […]

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5 Easy Ways to Conserve Water in Your Home

April 14, 2021
Category: General

The planet needs your help. Municipalities across the United States are expected to experience significant water shortages over the next ten years. Although legislation is being written to assist with water conservation efforts, there are some ways you can conserve water now. These are five easy ways to can conserve water in your home. 1. […]

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Is Your Plumbing Ready for Winter?

November 25, 2020
Category: General

Your plumbing might be showing symptoms of danger or wear without you even noticing it. That’s why we’re here to help! We can shed some light on your plumbing’s inner-workings so that you can avoid major disasters this winter. Sign #1: Discolored Pipes If pipes in your basement or under your fixtures are looking discolored, […]

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Local vs Franchise Plumber: Which is Better?

November 11, 2020
Category: General

You have plenty of options when it comes to plumbers. You’ve seen a few plumbing franchises, but you’ve heard about some great local plumbers too. Which one should you choose? The truth is that while franchise plumbers are a great option, it’s best to hire your local plumber. Here’s why.  Reputation in the Community When […]

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Is My Water Contaminated?

March 5, 2020
Category: General

One of the greatest luxuries of our modern world is our easy access to clean and safe drinking water. While there are still some regions of the world without this, in the west we’re pretty lucky. Most drinking water in the United States and Maryland is safe to drink, but sometimes contaminants can still enter […]

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How Can You Prepare Your Plumbing For Holiday Guests?

November 5, 2019
Category: General

The holiday season is one of the best times of the year. Family, friends, food, and tradition; What could be better? While you may wait for the arrival of your holiday guests with excitement, you need to make sure that your home’s plumbing will be able to withstand all of the increased usage it will […]

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Common Plumbing Problems Caused By Clogged Gutters

October 30, 2019
Category: General

Gutters are an integral part of any home, and without them, there are some plumbing problems you could stumble into. It’s not just good enough to have gutters though, you need to keep them clean, too. As an experienced Maryland plumber, we wanted to take some time today to discuss some of the most common […]

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