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How Do Floods Damage Your Plumbing?

November 1, 2018
Category: Plumbing Systems

This past summer has been one of the wettest on record, and a lot of Maryland residents experienced a lot of flooding. As many of you are familiar, flooding can have unprecedented impacts on your home, community, and overall regional infrastructure. However, once everything has dried, the problem is over, right? Tragically, when it comes […]

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Common Washing Machine Issues

October 25, 2018
Category: Plumbing Systems, Tips

Most homeowners run into problems with their washing machine at some point or another. Things like leaking, breakdowns, or clothes not coming out clean can impact your daily life. Let’s look at some of the most common washing machine problems homeowners may encounter. Leaking If you are experiencing a leak from your washer you may […]

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How Do Plumbing Vents Work?

July 18, 2018
Category: Plumbing Systems

What Are Plumbing Vents? Have you ever noticed long, tube-like structures protruding from the roofs of homes in your neighborhood? Many of us can recall seeing them but have never thought to ask what they are or why they’re there! Vent pipes, also referred to as vent stacks, are plumbing components that exist to regulate […]

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Is PEX a Good Choice Over Copper?

May 23, 2018
Category: Plumbing Systems

Are you repairing your pipes all the time? Are you building a new house to call your own? Piping usually comes in two different materials: copper and PEX. Both of these materials make for solid pipes, but one certainly outshines the other. If you’re wondering about the difference between copper and PEX, or you have […]

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What to Know About Your Water Main

March 30, 2018
Category: Plumbing Systems

Are you familiar with the ins and outs of your water main? Not many homeowners understand the importance of a water main, and not many understand their responsibilities. While it’s a simple enough concept, the water main is not treated as well as it should be, considering what it does. When there is a problem […]

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Why is my Faucet Leaking?

December 4, 2017
Category: Plumbing Systems

A leaky faucet can start as a small inconvenience, but left unrepaired can cause major water damage to your home. Let’s take a look at some of the main sources of faucet leaks, and how to fix them. Corroded Plumbing Valve Seat – Your plumbing has many different parts below the surface. A buildup of […]

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Common Plumbing Myths That Can Cost You Money

November 28, 2017
Category: Plumbing Systems, Tips

We’ve all heard tips and tricks to help solve plumbing woes, but which tips are helpful, and which are actually harmful? If you are having a plumbing problem the last thing you want to do is make it worse. Let’s look at some common plumbing myths that could wind up costing you in the long […]

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What is Limescale?

November 22, 2017
Category: Commercial Plumbing, Plumbing Systems

Limescale, also known as calcium scale, is a hard and chalky substance that is off-white in color and can be found primarily on the metallic components of water-operated machinery. Limescale is especially common in pieces of equipment that contain a heating element. It can also be found in the plumbing pipes and pumps in your […]

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How to tell if your water supply line went bad

November 15, 2017
Category: General, Plumbing Systems

Plumbing malfunctions are one of the most inconvenient and damaging problems that can occur in your home. Your water supply is used for many different tasks, from taking a shower to washing the dishes. Knowing how to tell when your water supply has gone bad can allow you to tackle the issue before any real […]

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What Does a Whole New Plumbing System Entail?

September 15, 2017
Category: Plumbing Systems

Getting a new plumbing system is a time-consuming, messy task. No one really wants to have to replace all their home’s plumbing systems, but sometimes things happen and it becomes necessary. If you ever find yourself in a position where a new plumbing system is necessary, then you’ll want to know what to expect while […]

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