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Common Sink Problems You Need a Plumber to Fix

August 1, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

If you’ve ever had a clogged sink then you know how frustrating it can be. If it’s just a simple clog then you may be able to clear it with the garbage disposal or with a homemade snake drain, but there are a number of sink problems that will require the aid of an Eldersburg, […]

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Summer Storms Causing Flooding in Your Basement?

July 24, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

No matter the home, basements will always be prone to flooding. By nature, basements are always somewhat embedded into the ground below your home, putting them on the front lines when it comes to flooding in your home. Your basement may be especially vulnerable when it comes to the summer storms so frequently experienced in […]

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Are Critters Living in Your Pipes?

July 16, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

We all love animals, but sometimes they can become a nuisance. Groundhogs can tear up your front lawn, bats can nest in your attic, raccoons can get into your trash, etc. But did you know that animals have been known to get into people’s pipes? Animals can find their ways into your home’s pipes and […]

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Should You Talk to a Plumber When You Buy A House?

July 10, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

Many potential home buyers wouldn’t think twice before hiring a general home inspector, and wisely so. General home inspectors are usually very skilled at evaluating a home’s condition, but they only have a general knowledge. Oftentimes a home’s plumbing system can turn out to be far more complicated than it seems at first, and later […]

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Is Hard Water Hurting Your Plumbing?

June 13, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

Although hard water is not known to be a direct health hazard, it can contribute to problems in your home’s plumbing system. Let’s take a closer look at what hard water actually is in order to understand why it poses a threat to your plumbing if not treated properly. Hard Water vs. Soft Water Rainwater […]

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Broken Glass in Your Garbage Disposal?

June 5, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems, Tips

We’ve all dropped a glass only to see it shatter, sending shards everywhere. Picking up and finding all of the pieces can be a hassle, especially considering the threat of missing one and stepping on it later. Breaking glass in your sink may not seem like a massive problem, but if you have a garbage […]

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Can You Really Flush Flushable Wipes?

May 29, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

Advancements in the personal hygiene and toiletry industries have done well to make standard bathroom activities more convenient, comfortable, efficient, and, when necessary, aromatic. However, these innovative and attractive bathroom accessories are not without their share of drawbacks and can often be harmful to infants, pets, people with illnesses, plumbing systems, and the environment. Flushable […]

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What is Limescale?

May 7, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

One of the most prevalent substances that builds up in and around plumbing fixtures is limescale. Whether you are familiar with the term or not, you’ve undoubtedly encountered it in your home at one time or another. To best explain how limescale is formed, we must first understand water hardness. Water Hardness Water is considered […]

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Is a Leaky Faucet a Big Deal?

March 12, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

A little drop of water couldn’t possibly cause that much damage, right? Well, not by itself, but down the line that little drop of water can accumulate as thousands of dollars in damages to your home. So, the short answer is that yes, a leaky faucet is a big deal. Here’s why. Wood Will Rot […]

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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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