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Something Stuck in Your Garbage Disposal? Keep Hands Out!

December 25, 2023
Category: Kitchen Plumbing

Garbage disposals are great kitchen appliances that make cleaning up after meals a breeze. They help reduce food waste and keep your kitchen smelling fresh. However, encountering a jam or something stuck in your garbage disposal can be a common issue. While it might be tempting to reach in and remove the obstruction with your […]


Who Installs Dishwashers From Big Box Stores?

November 6, 2023
Category: Kitchen Plumbing

Purchasing a new dishwasher can be an exciting and convenient addition to your kitchen, making the chore of dishwashing a breeze. If you’ve bought your dishwasher from a big box store, you might wonder who installs it for you. This blog will explore the installation options typically available when you purchase a dishwasher from a […]


Benefits of Adding a Garbage Disposal to Your Kitchen

October 9, 2023
Category: Kitchen Plumbing

In today’s fast-paced world, convenience and efficiency in the kitchen are highly valued. One appliance that can significantly enhance both of these aspects is a garbage disposal. Often overlooked, a garbage disposal unit offers numerous benefits that can make your kitchen experience smoother, cleaner, and more environmentally friendly. Keep reading to explore some advantages of […]


Installing a New Dishwasher

December 12, 2022
Category: Kitchen Plumbing

You just bought a new dishwasher, but the only problem is that you don’t know how to install it. While you can easily find videos and instructions online for how to install dishwashers, it’s always a good idea to have a professional plumber do it for you. However, if you are a savvy DIYer, follow […]


How to Avoid Clogs in Your Kitchen

September 2, 2022
Category: Kitchen Plumbing

Nobody likes clogs, especially unexpected ones. But without proper care for your plumbing, you’re going to experience a lot of them. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve unclogged more than our fair share of pipes over the years, and know a few tips you can use to prevent them from getting clogged in the […]


5 Things to Know About Garbage Disposals

July 21, 2022
Category: Kitchen Plumbing

A garbage disposal is a very useful home appliance, but sometimes they malfunction. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve worked on lots of garbage disposals and wanted to talk about five things you should know about garbage disposals. 1. You Can Cut Down on Smells One of the complaints we hear the most often […]


Modern Kitchen Sink Options

June 21, 2022
Category: Kitchen Plumbing

Looking to redo your kitchen or replace your sink? There are a few different options available today, and we have experience installing all of them. As an experienced Maryland plumber, we wanted to take some time to talk about the different kinds of sinks you can have installed in your kitchen. Top Mount Sinks Also […]


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 […]


How to Prevent Kitchen Sink Clogs

December 20, 2021
Category: Kitchen Plumbing

No one likes to do dishes, and while it’s not necessarily a difficult task, it is a task that can be made more difficult if your drain is clogged. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve unclogged more than our fair share of kitchen sinks, and wanted to share a few tips you can follow […]


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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