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5 Complex Plumbing Issues that Require a Truly Experienced Plumber

November 19, 2021
Category: Plumbing Systems

No matter how well a plumber installs pipes during a building’s initial construction, plumbing problems are always inevitable. Although some plumbing problems can be easy for a homeowner to solve on their own, some plumbing problems need the expertise of an experienced plumber. If you’re facing any of these five complex plumbing issues, contact an […]

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Why A Small Leak Can Lead to a Big Problem

November 13, 2021
Category: Plumbing Systems

Chances are, if you were to spill water, your first reaction would be to wipe it away with some type of cloth. That’s because you know that if you don’t wipe the water off, it can cause problems for the surface it comes in contact with. However, since plumbing leaks are often hard to detect, […]

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Types of Water Treatment Systems

September 2, 2021
Category: Plumbing Systems

You probably don’t think about your home’s water filtration system all too much, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t working its tail off. You will know when your water system stops working when your water pressure drops, or if you notice dirt or debris in your water. If you think your home’s water filtration system […]

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How Does Pipe Corrosion Happen?

August 2, 2021
Category: Plumbing Systems

Pipe corrosion isn’t just an aesthetic problem; it’s also a functionality problem. Corrosion can interfere with water pressure, weaken pipes, and cause significant health problems. Left unresolved, corroded pipes can lead to the need for a whole-house repping. That’s why it’s important that you understand why pipes corrode, how to prevent it, and what to […]

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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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What is Reverse Osmosis Filtration?

May 26, 2021
Category: Plumbing Systems

There are many different contaminants and pollutants that can affect your home’s water, but there are many water filtration technologies to choose from. Reverse osmosis filtration is very effective, and our team at Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating explains the process below. Understanding how your system works helps you both maintain your home and see […]

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Should You Replace Your Sewer Lines?

September 25, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

How often do you think about your home’s sewer lines? OK, we already know your answer, never. That’s understandable. First off, sewer lines do a job that we don’t like to think about too much, and secondly, they’re completely underground so it’s not like you’re reminded of them all the time. Having said all that, […]

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It’s Time to Tackle Your Aging Pipes

September 18, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

As your home ages, more and more things will start to wear down and will require maintenance or replacing. You may be looking to replace your old carpeting, or maybe you want to update your refrigerator. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with doing either of those things, your home’s plumbing deserves to receive the same […]

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Do You Have a Leak Somewhere in Your Home?

August 21, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

Plumbing leaks can be plain as day or hard to detect. Either way, any sort of leak in your home has the potential to cause major water damage, especially those that aren’t obvious or clearly noticeable. Here’s how to tell if you have a plumbing leak that needs attention by a professional Maryland plumber. Warning […]

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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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